ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Okogie scored 22 points, including six free throws in the final 17 seconds, to lead Georgia Tech to a 64-56 win over Wake Forest on Saturday in a matchup of two of the ACC's bottom three teams.
Georgia Tech (13-18, 6-12 Atlantic Coast Conference) closed the regular season with two straight wins. The Yellow Jackets ended a seven-game losing streak with Thursday night's 78-75 win over North Carolina State.
Bryant Crawford had 22 points and Doral Moore had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Wake Forest (11-19, 4-14).
A 3-point play by Crawford with 54.9 seconds remaining cut Georgia Tech's lead to 58-56. Crawford then forced a jump ball, giving possession to Wake Forest with 36.9 seconds left. Driving for a potential tying layup, Crawford was called for a charge, drawn by Okogie.
Okogie made 11 of 12 free throws, including each of his six attempts in the final minute to seal the win.
Crawford returned to scoring form after being held to six points in a loss to Notre Dame last week - only his second game under 10 points this season.
In a game with nine lead changes and six ties, the Yellow Jackets finally took the lead for good following the last tie at 46-all. Jackson scored on a drive, giving him seven straight points for Georgia Tech. A basket by Evan Cole, who had 10 points, and two free throws by Okogie gave the Yellow Jackets a 52-46 lead.
Senior center Ben Lammers faced a difficult matchup in his final home game for Georgia Tech. Moore, the 7-foot-1 junior from Atlanta, made each of his first four shots from the field. He scored the Demon Deacons' first four points and had nine points and 10 rebounds in the first half.
Lammers had six points and four rebounds.
The Yellow Jackets made a defensive switch in the first half. Abdoulaye Gueye, a junior from Senegal, was more effective staying in front of Moore on defense and making it difficult for guards to pass the ball inside. Moore sank a short jumper to give the Demon Deacons a 16-13 lead, and he didn't score in the final nine minutes of the half.
Wake Forest and Georgia Tech finished ahead of only last-place Pittsburgh, which didn't win a conference game.
Wake Forest: Moore recorded his ninth double-double in ACC play. He began the day averaging 11.7 points and 10.8 rebounds in ACC games. He is one of only three players in the conference to average a double-double in ACC games. ... The Demon Deacons set a season-high with 22 turnovers.
Georgia Tech: Even though Wake Forest ranks last in the ACC in scoring defense, allowing 74.8 points per game, the Yellow Jackets struggled to establish offensive momentum. Georgia Tech was held to 26 first-half points. ... Brandon Alston had 12 points.
Wake Forest will play in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Georgia Tech will play in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn on Tuesday.