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Georges-Hunt scores career-high 23, Georgia Tech tops Wake Forest 79-70

  • Wake Forest's Devin Thomas (2) steals the ball from Georgia Tech's Daniel Miller (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Wake Forest's Devin Thomas (2) steals the ball from Georgia Tech's Daniel Miller (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wake Forest's Madison Jones, right, drives to the basket over Georgia Tech's Corey Heyward, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Wake Forest's Madison Jones, right, drives to the basket over Georgia Tech's Corey Heyward, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wake Forest head coach Jeff Bzdelik directs his team against Georgia Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Wake Forest head coach Jeff Bzdelik directs his team against Georgia Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

Marcus Georges-Hunt scored a career-high 23 points and Georgia Tech held on to beat Wake Forest 79-70 on Saturday.

Daniel Miller added 16 points for the Yellow Jackets (12-10, 3-6 Atlantic Coast Conference).

They shot 49 percent, used an impressive run that bridged the halves and held off the Demon Deacons' late surge to avoid their third loss to a North Carolina-based ACC school in a seven-day span.

Travis McKie scored a career-high 26 points for Wake Forest (14-8, 4-5), and his 3-pointer with 3:10 left made it 69-64.

But he missed one two possessions later. Georges-Hunt followed with a layup that made it a seven-point game with 1½ minutes left, Chris Bolden intercepted Devin Thomas' inbounds pass and Kammeon Holsey hit two free throws to push the Yellow Jackets' lead to 73-64.