Indiana Freshman Eric Gordon led the Hoosiers with 29 points
Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt contemplates what to do as his team falls to 3-3 on the year
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA -- (AP) - Eric Gordon scored 29 points and D.J. White added 18 to help Indiana rally past Georgia Tech 83-79 Tuesday.
Jamarcus Ellis scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half for the 15th-ranked Hoosiers in their 21st straight regular-season win at home. It also was the Big Ten's first victory in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Georgia Tech (3-3) was led by Lewis Clinch with 18 points. Anthony Morrow and Gani Lawal each added 17.
Indiana (5-1) started both halves sluggishly, committing five turnovers in the first four minutes of the game and allowing Georgia Tech to open the second half on a 9-0 run. That erased the Hoosiers' 38-34 halftime lead, but they clawed back.
Lance Stemler's 3-pointer with 7:20 to go not only gave Indiana a 60-58 lead, but also sparked an 11-2 run that made it 68-60.
Georgia Tech got as close as 68-64 and was within five with less than a minute left, but the Hoosiers' late free-throw shooting sealed the victory.