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Yellow Jackets take early lead, hold on to beat Notre Dame

  • Notre Dame's Eric Atkins, left, steals the ball from Georgia Tech's Daniel Miller, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Notre Dame's Eric Atkins, left, steals the ball from Georgia Tech's Daniel Miller, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman, center, puts up a shot against Georgia Tech's Jason Morris, left, and Daniel Miller, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman, center, puts up a shot against Georgia Tech's Jason Morris, left, and Daniel Miller, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton, left, puts up a shot against Georgia Tech's Jason Morris, center, and Marcus Georges-Hunt, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton, left, puts up a shot against Georgia Tech's Jason Morris, center, and Marcus Georges-Hunt, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

Trae Golden scored 20 points, Daniel Miller added 10 points and 13 rebounds and Georgia Tech beat Notre Dame 74-69 on Saturday.

Despite blowing a 15-point lead they held midway through the second half, the Yellow Jackets (10-6, 1-2 ACC) went ahead for good when Golden's 3-pointer from the left wing made it 70-68 in the final minute.

Golden gave Georgia Tech its biggest lead at 15, but the Irish went on a 16-3 run to tie the game at 57 on Atkins' three-point play.

Notre Dame (10-6, 1-2), playing its first ACC road game after spending the last 18 seasons in the Big East Conference, were led by Eric Atkins' 20 points and Garrick Sherman's 13.

Sherman missed his first nine field goal attempts, but hit six of his last nine shots, including a reverse layup to give the Irish a 68-67 lead with 1:15 remaining.