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No. 11 Louisville holds off Georgia Tech 56-53

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - -

By GARY B. GRAVES
AP Sports Writer

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).

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