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Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Iman Shumpert had just nine points, but his four free throws in the final two-plus minutes of the contest helped 10th- seeded Georgia Tech take a 64-59 decision over seventh-seeded Oklahoma State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in the Midwest Region.
Gani Lawal had 14 points and six rebounds and Derrick Favors added 12 and nine boards for the Yellow Jackets (23-12), who advanced to the second round and will face the winner of the UCSB/Ohio State game.
Georgia Tech improved to 23-15 in this event thanks to 24-of-25 shooting from the free throw line. This is its first appearance in the tourney since 2007.
Marshall Moses had 14 points, Keiton Page had 13 points and James Anderson added 11 points and five rebounds for the Cowboys (22-11), who received an at-large bid after falling short against Kansas State in the Big 12 tourney quarterfinals.