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Shumpert Shocks Wake

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 23, 2013 at 05:41 PM
ATLANTA -

It took a lot to overshadow a rare Atlantic Coast Conference matchup of brothers, both of whom had a double-double.

Iman Shumpert found a way.

The freshman hit a pull-up jumper with one second remaining to lift Georgia Tech (10-10, 1-6) to its first Atlantic Coast Conference win, a 76-74 upset of No. 6 Wake Forest on Saturday.

Shumpert had only five points before tying the game on a basket with 20 seconds remaining and then faking a drive to the basket before stopping to hit his winning shot.

"I took what they gave me," the 6-foot-5 Shumpert said. "I knew I could shoot over whoever they put on me. I'm taller than their guards."

Shumpert made his last shot over Jeff Teague, who is 6-2.

"He had a good shot," Teague said. "I actually touched his elbow. I thought he was going to drive all the way to the basket. He made a good move."

Wake Forest (17-2, 4-2) committed two turnovers in the final 35 seconds and lost to the ACC's last-place team only three days after beating top-ranked Duke.

Wake Forest players insisted they did not experience a letdown after the win vs. Duke.

"It didn't have anything to do with the Duke game," said James Johnson.

Georgia Tech senior Alade Aminu had 10 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high six blocks while younger brother Al-Farouq Aminu led Wake Forest with 17 points, 11 rebounds and five steals.

The last-second drama stole the spotlight from only the second matchup of brothers on opposing teams in ACC history. On Jan. 3, 1969, Wake Forest's Jerry Montgomery faced his brother Roger of Maryland in a game won by the Demon Deacons.

"Until we play them again, at least Alade can talk a little junk now," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "He has trash-talking rights now."

The younger Aminu turned down offers from Georgia Tech and North Carolina. He posted his eighth double-double of the season.

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