Atlanta AP | January 15, 2015
Jerian Grant liked how Notre Dame responded to the absence of starting forward Zach Auguste.
''Road wins in the ACC are never easy,'' Grant said. ''Even without your starting big guy, to not have him and still get a road win is huge.''
Grant scored 12 points, Steve Vasturia added 11 points and No. 12 Notre Dame beat Georgia Tech 62-59 on Wednesday night.
The Fighting Irish (16-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) secured their best start to a season since 1978-79 and have won 12 of 13 since losing by one point to Providence two months ago.
Pat Connaughton, V.J. Beachem and Bonzie Colson each finished with 10 points, and Demetrius Jackson had nine for Notre Dame, which has won 12 of 13.
Irish coach Mike Brey said Auguste, who has averaged 14.3 points and 6.4 rebounds, missed the game because of an academic matter, but Brey would not speculate on a timetable for his return.