LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Chinanu Onuaku made two free throws with 30.9 seconds remaining and Damion Lee added two more with 10.7 left to help No. 11 Louisville survive Georgia Tech 56-53 on Tuesday night.
Onuanku’s underhanded free throws provided a 54-49 lead and loomed large as the Yellow Jackets stormed back with four straight points over the next 18 seconds. Marcus Georges-Hunt made two free throws after a Flagrant 1 foul on Ray Spalding while Adam Smith followed with a layup to create a tense ending.
Lee then converted the 1-and-1, bouncing the last one through for the edge that left the Yellow Jackets needing three points to force overtime. Smith’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim, and the horn sounded as Georges-Hunt grabbed the offensive rebound.
Onuaku had 17 points and 11 rebounds while Lee added 14 points as Louisville (23-7, 12-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its home finale.
Charles Mitchell had 15 points for Georgia Tech (17-13, 7-10).