No. 6 Demon Deacons get wrecked at finish
Iman Shumpert hit a pull-up jumper with one second remaining to lift Georgia Tech to its first Atlantic Coast Conference win, a 76-74 upset of No. 6 Wake Forest on Saturday.
Wake Forest committed two turnovers in the final 35 seconds and lost to the ACC’s last-place team only three days after beating top-ranked Duke.
Georgia Tech senior Alade Aminu had 10 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks while younger brother Al-Farouq Aminu led Wake Forest with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
It was only the second matchup of brothers on opposing teams in ACC history. On Jan. 3, 1969, Wake Forest’s Jerry Montgomery faced his brother Roger of Maryland.
Gani Lawal had 25 points for the Yellow Jackets (10-10, 1-6), who ended a five-game losing streak. Georgia Tech was the last ACC team to pick up its first conference win.
Jeff Teague had 16 points for Wake Forest (17-2, 4-2).
Wake Forest led 74-72 after the Aminu brothers traded baskets. Following a miss by Georgia Tech’s Lewis Clinch, the Demon Deacons were called for a shot clock violation with 34 seconds left.
Shumpert’s jumper with 20 seconds left tied the game, and the Demon Deacons turned the ball over again when Harvey Hale’s inbounds pass went untouched out of bounds with seven seconds left.