ATHENS, Georgia (Ticker) -- Jonas Hayes delighted his twin brother with the best game of his career.
Hayes collected a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds as Georgia handed third-ranked Georgia Tech its first loss of the season, 83-80.
Off to the best start in school history, Georgia Tech (12-1) rallied from a 13-point deficit to force overtime.
Hayes undoubtedly was boosted by his brother, Jarvis, a former teammate and current member of the Washington Wizards who was courtside. Jonas Hayes opened the second overtime with a basket that put the Bulldogs ahead for good, 80-78.
"Jonas Hayes has shown all season that if we can get the ball inside to him, he has the ability to score," Georgia coach Dennis Felton said. "I was not at all surprised by his production today."
Jarrett Jack's layup pulled the Yellow Jackets within 82-80 with 22 seconds left and Hayes missed two foul shots to give them a chance to tie. But Jack's driving layup rimmed out and the loose ball came to Georgia (8-3).
After freshman Levi Stukes made 1-of-2 from the line with five seconds left, Georgia Tech's B.J. Elder misfired on a 30-footer as time expired.
Jack's 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds to go in the first overtime forged a 78-78 tie and kept alive the game for Georgia Tech, which ended up dropping its 10th straight visit to Athens.
"I congratulate Dennis and his team," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "His four seniors stepped up and played like seniors. They're a good team and I expect them to do well in the SEC."
Chris Daniels added 14 points and 11 rebounds, helping Georgia to a 47-37 edge on the glass. Damien Wilkins netted 18 points and Rashad Wright chipped in 16.
Georgia established its inside tandem of Hayes and Daniels early and extended to a 50-37 lead following Wilkins' layup with more than 15 minutes to go in the second half.
"We were very dominant on the glass early on and persistent about controlling the tempo of the game," Felton said.
The Yellow Jackets embarked on an 18-5 tear that cut the deficit to 57-55, and neither team led by more than four points the rest of the way.
Elder had 25 points to lead Georgia Tech. Arizona transfer Will Bynum, who finished with 15 points and six assists, sparked the second-half rally before fouling out.