FSU gives Jackets another tight loss

Georgia Tech came to a familiar end, another close ACC loss. Saturday, Florida State filled in the blank, taking its turn giving the Yellow Jackets a last-minute defeat, by a 57-53 score at McCamish Pavilion.

Tech led 53-48 with 3:31 remaining and the ball in its possession before the Seminoles took control of the game.

Florida State scored nine points in its final five possessions, four times on free throws, while Tech failed to score again. It was the Jackets’ eighth loss in ACC play decided by five points or fewer or in overtime. Tech (11-14 overall, 2-11 ACC) will play again Monday against Clemson. The Seminoles (14-12, 6-7) have won 10 games in a row against Tech.

Tech had a chance to tie the game at 53 when forward Marcus Georges-Hunt was fouled with 8.1 seconds left, sending him to the line for a one-and-one. He missed the first, forcing Tech to foul. FSU guard Devon Bookert made both ends of his one-and-one to seal the game for the Seminoles.

Georges-Hunt led Tech with 17 points. The Jackets were outrebounded for just the fourth time this season.