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Carlino has career-high 38 points, Marquette edges Georgia Tech 72-70 in Orlando Classic

  • Georgia Tech forward Quinton Stephens fights for a rebound with Marquette guard Derrick Wilson (12) and forward Steve Taylor Jr. (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

    Georgia Tech forward Quinton Stephens fights for a rebound with Marquette guard Derrick Wilson (12) and forward Steve Taylor Jr. (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Tech forward Robert Sampson, behind, cannot stop Marquette forward Juan Anderson (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

    Georgia Tech forward Robert Sampson, behind, cannot stop Marquette forward Juan Anderson (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Marquette in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

    Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Marquette in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)  (The Associated Press)

Matt Carlino had a career-high 38 points to lead Marquette past Georgia Tech 72-70 Friday night in the opening round of the Orlando Classic.

After Georgia Tech's Tadric Jackson cut the Yellow Jackets' deficit to 69-68, Carlino made two free throws for a three-point lead. On the ensuing Georgia Tech possession, Marcus Georges-Hunt scored on a layup with 2 seconds to play, which only got the Yellow Jackets (3-1) within 71-70.

Marquette added one free late throw before a last-chance full-court Georgia Tech shot fell well short at the buzzer.

Carlino's long-range jumper put Marquette (3-2) ahead 41-37 6 minutes into the second half. Another 3-pointer by the guard and Duane Wilson's two free throws made it 58-49 with 6:40 left.

Marquette's Juan Anderson finished with 12 points. Carlino went 8 for 18 from the field and made 14 of 16 free throws.