Posted November 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Georgia Tech still needs to learn how to finish. Reserve guard Joseph Bertrand hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run Wednesday night that rallied No. 22 Illinois to a 75-62 victory over the Yellow Jackets in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game. Before the second-half scoring spurt by Bertrand, Georgia Tech held a 58-54 lead. ''Unfortunately for 33 minutes, that was a heck of a game,'' Yellow Jackets coach Brian Gregory said. ''We didn't play very well at the end. Very similar to our other loss against Cal. We're just not quite tough enough at the end.'' Illinois (8-0) took control late thanks to Bertrand's one-man show. The Illini finished the game on a 21-4 run over the final 7:15. ''Until you get to know him, Joe sometimes comes off like a quiet guy, but he's got some big-time energy,'' Illinois coach John Groce said. ''I very rarely will watch practice film or game film...
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