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Georgia Tech 94, Louisville 86

December 20, 1997

ATLANTA (AP) _ Freshman Dion Glover scored a season-high 29 points and Matt Harpring added 21 as Georgia Tech overcame a 14-point deficit in the final 14 minutes and beat Louisville 94-86 on Saturday.

Tech (7-2) beat the Cardinals (3-5) for the second time this season, having won 73-69 last month in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Shootout. It was the fifth loss in six games for Louisville.

The game was the opener of the Delta Air Lines Classic in the Georgia Dome, with the second game matching No. 20 Georgia against West Virginia.

Tech, which trailed 40-23 with 3:40 left in the first half, began its second half rally with an 8-0 run that included a 3-point basket by T.J. Vines, two free throws by Alvin Jones and a three-point play by Glover, cutting Louisville’s lead to 64-58.

Tech kept chopping away and eventually gained a tie at 74 on a 3-pointer from the left side by Harpring. The Jackets went ahead to stay on a Jones layup for an 82-81 lead with 4:10 remaining.

Eric Johnson led Louisville with 21 points and Alex Sanders added 14.

Glover and Harpring each had 11 rebounds. Michael Maddox added 14 points for Tech before fouling out with 6:45 remaining.

Tech’s rally was sparked by Harpring and Glover’s 8 points each. Travis Spivey had 7 and Jason Floyd came off the bench to hit two key 3-pointers.

Louisville had built its 40-23 first-half lead by hitting six 3-point baskets, three of those by Jerry Johnson, who finished with 11 points.

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