LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jose Alvarado scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half and led Georgia Tech to a 75-64 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
It was the second straight win for the Yellow Jackets (2-2), who beat Kentucky 79-62 on Sunday after home losses to Georgia State and Mercer.
Alvarado, a starting point guard averaging 18.5 points, picked up his fourth foul with 18:25 remaining but returned about four minutes later with the Yellow Jackets trailing 43-39. Alvarado scored 15 points, including three consecutive 3-pointers during a 30-14 stretch, that gave Georgia Tech a 69-57 lead with 2:09 to play.
Moses Wright, who leads the Atlantic Coast Conference averaging 25.5 points, had 13 points and eight rebounds for Georgia Tech. Wright had a key dunk and block that helped spark the Yellow Jackets’ second-half rally.
Michael Devoe scored all 12 of his points in the first half for Georgia Tech. Khalid Moore added 11 points.
Kobe Webster was 6 of 7 from long range and finished with 20 points to lead Nebraska (3-2), which had its game with Florida A&M canceled and played for the first time since Dec. 1. Dalano Banton added 17 points and Teddy Allen had 10.
It was the second consecutive meeting between the teams in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Georgia Tech won last season 73-56 at Atlanta’s McCamish Pavilion without Alvarado, who was injured.
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