SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Zach Auguste had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Notre Dame pulled away late Wednesday night for a 72-64 ACC win over Georgia Tech.
After going scoreless in the first half, Demetrius Jackson finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Irish (11-5, 2-2).
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 18 to lead Georgia Tech (11-6, 1-3) and Adam Smith added 15 points.
Notre Dame hit 11 of 12 free throws over the final two minutes, including eight straight from Jackson, to seal the victory. Jackson finished 13-for-14 from the line, but just 2-for-11 from the field.
The Irish used a 7-0 run to earn some breathing room with 4:30 to play, but Georges-Hunt responded for Tech with a 3-point play followed by Smith’s fadeaway 3-pointer to cut it to 61-58 with 3:25 to go.