Evanston, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Charles Mitchell netted 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets outlasted the Northwestern Wildcats, 66-58, in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge clash at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Josh Heath scored 12 points with five assists, and Robert Sampson chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds for Georgia Tech (6-1).
Alex Olah tallied a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Northwestern (5-2). Tre Demps contributed 14 points with seven boards, and Sanjay Lumpkin added 12 points in the loss.
Georgia Tech came out in the first half and shot 46.4 percent to take a 31-18 lead at the intermission. Northwestern connected on just 27.6 percent of its shot tries in the frame.
The Wildcats improved to 57.7 percent shooting in the second period, compared to 44.4 percent for the Yellow Jackets, who conceded five points on their lead but still held on for the win.
Georgia Tech held a 16-9 advantage in points off turnovers, and owned the battle in bench scoring, 34-21.