Gerard scores 28, Syracuse defeats Georgia Tech 80-63

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Girard scored 28 points, making six 3-pointers, and Syracuse defeated Georgia Tech 80-63. Girard made 11 of 21 shots, including 6 of 10 3-pointers, grabbed five rebounds and distributed seven assists. Maliq Brown scored 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and 2-for-2 from the line. Jesse Edwards scored 14 points and Judah Mintz added 13 for Syracuse. After falling behind 57-46 when Girard hit a 3-pointer with 11:29 to go, Georgia Tech rallied with a couple of 3-pointers in the next two minutes. First Kyle Sturdivant, then Miles Kelly connected from distance to get Georgia Tech within 59-54. Syracuse, shooting 59% through the first 15 minutes of the half, soon pushed its lead to 69-57 with 5:02 remaining.

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