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Louisville upset by Georgia Tech; 10-game winning streak ends

ATLANTA — Louisville has had the hot hand this month, but the No. 5 Cardinals went cold Wednesday night at Georgia Tech.

Louisville shot 3-for-24 from 3-point range and was never able to find a rhythm as the Yellow Jackets scored a 64-58 win and sent the Cardinals packing with their first Atlantic Coast Conference road loss.

In a season that has featured a number of slow starts, Wednesday night in Atlanta might have been the Cardinals’ worst. Louisville, which had a 10-game winning streak, trailed 12-2 at the first media timeout and 16-5 at the second before the offense showed up. The Cardinals rallied but trailed 31-26 at the break, as Malik Williams led the way with 9 points before halftime.

The Cardinals kept it close throughout the second half but couldn’t break through. Louisville cut the lead to 50-49 with 4:33 remaining on back-to-back 3-pointers from Williams and Ryan McMahon, but the Yellow Jackets came back down for a 3-point play on the other end and would hold on to leave with the win.

Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado celebrates against  Louisville.

A block by Georgia Tech’s Moses Wright with 1:33 to go looked like a goaltending infraction from some angles but was upheld after a lengthy review. Georgia Tech, which had a 2-point lead at the time, scored on the other end to push the lead to 4.

Louisville and the Yellow Jackets traded trips to the free-throw line, and the Cardinals had the ball down 60-58 in the final 20 seconds with a chance to tie or take the lead, but a Fresh Kimble turnover under the basket with 8 seconds remaining all but sealed the deal.

Williams and Johnson each scored 16 points for Louisville (21-4, 12-2 ACC). Georgia Tech (12-13, 6-8 ACC) had five players score in double figures, led by 18 points from Jose Alvarado.

Louisville is back in action Saturday afternoon at Clemson.

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