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Freshman Sensation Leads Hoosiers Past Jackets

Indiana Freshman Eric Gordon led the Hoosiers with 29 points 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 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.

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