As of Sunday, December 29, 2013
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Trae Golden scored a season-high 24 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left, and the visiting Yellow Jackets survived as the 49ers' game-tying basket at the buzzer was waived off.
Georgia Tech (9-4) squandered a nine-point lead with three minutes left, but Golden saved the Yellow Jackets with a 3-pointer from the right wing to make it 58-55. Marcus Georges-Hunt added 12 points and Shiloh grad Robert Carter Jr. recorded 10 rebounds.
Pierria Henry drove into the frontcourt and launched a 3-pointer that was good, but game officials overturned the basket after briefly reviewing video replay that showed the ball in Henry's hand as the buzzer sounded. Denzel Ingram scored a career-high 20 points for Charlotte (8-4).
Georgia Tech led 51-42 with three minutes left after five consecutive points from Golden, and a pair of Golden free throws made it 55-50. Charlotte pulled within 55-52 on two Willie Clayton free throws and, after a Georgia Tech turnover, Shawn Lester buried a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 10 seconds left to even the score at 55.
Ingram scored 11 points in a back-and-forth first half in which neither team led by more than four points. Georgia Tech, despite scoring just two baskets from the field in the final eight minutes, led 27-24 at halftime.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Charlotte shot a season-low 32.8 percent from the field. ... Georgia Tech opens the ACC portion of its schedule Saturday at Maryland. ... Ingram's previous career high of 16 points came last year in games against UNC-Asheville and Lamar.