Marcus Georges-Hunt has been one of the better under-the-radar scorers in college basketball this season. He’s averaging 16.5 points per game and he’s been one of the better pick-and-roll players in the country.
In what’s been a down season though for Georgia Tech, the senior saved his best for his third-to-last home game.
Georges Hunt hit a spinning, leaning layup with just a second remaining to give the Yellow Jackets an upset win over No. 19 Notre Dame, 63-62.
That shot gave the 6-foot-5 guard 19 points on the night, and he also added seven assists for good measure. It also had to feel particularly good for a Georgia Tech team that has had its fair share of tough losses over the last two seasons, going 2-14 in games either decided in overtime or by two or fewer possessions.
The Yellow Jackets moved to 15-12 with the win. They’re close to posting their second winning season in the Brian Gregory era, but it’s unclear if that will be enough for the much-maligned coach to keep his job when it comes to the end of this campaign. Wins always feel good though, so hopefully this one in such dramatic fashion can stave off some of those discussions for just another day.
Notre Dame fell to 18-8 with the loss. This game kicked off a three-game road trip for the Irish, with Wake Forest and Florida State still on the docket. Look for this team to rebound then. There’s no reason for them to not feel safe about their NCAA tournament hopes, assuming this is just a bump in the road.