The Yellow Jackets got their biggest upset of the Josh Pastner Era with a huge upset over the No.5 Cardinals, 64-58.
Louisville posted an 80-73 home win Saturday over Virginia to improve to 21-3 overall and 12-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference action.
Louisville's had the hot hand this month, but the Cardinals went cold Wednesday night at Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has either won or lost by 9 or less points, with 3 losses coming by 5 or less points.
Georgia Tech grabbed its first lead of the game on a three-pointer from Jasmine Carson before Lotta-Maj Lahtinen rattled in a triple to give the Jackets a 12-8 edge with 3:16 left in the first. The Yellow Jackets are not very good on the offensive end and has not fared very well for the most part in games against the best teams on their schedule.
Louisville endured a scoreless drought of 4:23 before finally knocking down a free throw to halt Georgia Tech's run. The Hokies outscored the Yellow Jackets, 9-6, in the extra period to claim the 64-61 win. James Banks dove to the floor after a loose ball and flipped it to Alvarado, who spotted Jordan Usher breaking the other way for a thunderous, one-handed slam.
But Georgia Tech struggled to put the Cardinals away.
Yellow Jackets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. Georgia Tech missed its last six shots and turned it over four times during its closing drought.
Louisville: The Cardinals hardly looked like the No. 5 team in the country. The Yellow Jackets committed 22 turnovers, which ultimately lost the game for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have been playing well lately, thanks to their defense.
Georgia Tech heads on the road for its next two games, beginning at Wake Forest on February 19 at 7 p.m.