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Robert Carter Jr.'s free throws lift Georgia Tech past Wake Forest 57-56 in ACC action

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    Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (The Associated Press)

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    Wake Forest's Devin Thomas, right, is fouled by Georgia Tech's Kammeon Holsey, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (The Associated Press)

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    Wake Forest's Travis McKie (30) drives between Georgia Tech's Kammeon Holsey (24), Mfon Udofia (0), Marcus Georges-Hunt (3), and Julian Royal (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (The Associated Press)

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    Wake Forest's C.J. Harris, center, drives between Georgia Tech's Chris Bolden, left, Mfon Udofia, second from left, and Kammeon Holsey, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (The Associated Press)

Robert Carter Jr. hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds left, and Georgia Tech held off a last-chance shot by Wake Forest for a 57-56 victory on Saturday.

Marcus Georges-Hunt finished with 16 points, Daniel Miller had 15 and Carter 10 for the Yellow Jackets (14-10, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed most of the second half after leading by three points at the halftime break.

C.J. Harris and Travis McKie scored 15 points each for the Demon Deacons, who overcame 29.2 percent shooting (14 of 48) to lead by as many as five points midway through the second half.

Despite the poor shooting, Wake Forest led 56-53 on a McKie 3-pointer with 1:19 left. But Georges-Hunt hit a 3 with 1 minute left to pull Georgia Tech within a point.