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Georgia rallies from 17-point deficit to beat Florida State 68-66

Justin Hill scores game-winning jump shot with 1.5 seconds left
Georgia Bulldogs guard Justin Hill dribbles, Feb. 11, 2023
Posted at 12:54 AM, Nov 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-30 00:55:55-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Justin Hill hit a jumper with 1.5 seconds remaining as Georgia rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Florida State 68-66 on Wednesday night in the ACC/SEC Challenge.

De'Ante Green split a pair of free throws for Florida State that tied the game 66-all with 27 seconds remaining. Hill began his move with about eight seconds to go following a Bulldog timeout and then his pull-up jumper hit nothing but net. Chandler Jackson's desperation heave from beyond midcourt was off.

Jabri Abdur-Rahim made a pair of 3-pointers during a 20-2 run that gave Georgia a 64-63 edge with 2:29 remaining. Florida State had held the lead since the 18-minute mark of the first half and had a 61-44 advantage with 7:53 to play in the game.

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Silas Demary Jr. scored 15 points to lead Georgia (4-3). Hill finished with 13 points and Abdur-Rahim had 12 points on four 3-pointers. RJ Melendez also scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Darin Green Jr. made four shots from long range and finished with 21 points for Florida State (4-2). De'Ante Green added 14 points and Baba Miller had nine on three 3s.

The game marked the first between the teams since a 70-67 Bulldog win on Dec. 1, 1981.

Georgia hosts Mercer on Friday.

Florida State plays at No. 17 North Carolina on Saturday in an ACC opener.