Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss.
Illinois (7-1) led 60-48 before Georgia Tech (6-3) began its comeback. Marcus Georges-Hunt's drive with 1:48 remaining tied the game at 60-all. Daniel Miller's layup with 21 seconds remaining gave Georgia Tech a 65-64 lead.
Illinois forward Joseph Bertrand, who had 10 points, missed a jumper and Georgia Tech's Robert Carter Jr. sank two free throws with three seconds remaining.
Carter led Georgia Tech with 21 points and nine rebounds. Georges-Hunt had 20 points.
Rayvonte Rice scored 24 points, including 13 in the second half, to lead Illinois.
Georgia Tech became the first team to score more than 63 points against the Illini this season.
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