ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Will Bynum brought No. 23 Georgia Tech back. It was only fitting that he put them over the top too.
Bynum drained a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left as Georgia Tech rallied for a 64-61 victory over Florida State in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.
The Yellow Jackets struggled in the first half and trailed, 33-27, at the break. Bynum and Jarrett Jack combined to shoot 2-of-12 from the field and scored five points. Georgia Tech shot 35 percent (12-of-34) as a team in the opening 20 minutes and tied a season low for points at the half.
"Right now we're not good offensively. We're just not, it's that simple," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "We've got time to get there, but we're not a good team offensively right now."
After the break, Bynum got hot and ignited a Georgia Tech surge, scoring 11 of the Yellow Jackets' first 15 points. A layup by Bynum gave Georgia Tech a 42-40 lead with 15:29 remaining.
The Yellow Jackets (13-6, 4-4 ACC) had a 61-55 lead with 4:14 to play but did not score until Bynum took a pass from Jack and buried the game-winner from the right wing. Bynum's heroics came after Seminoles forward Diego Romero missed a pair of free throws with 35.5 seconds left.
"I put the ball in Jarrett's hands to make a decision. It wasn't a matter of running a play for Will," Hewitt said. "Obviously, Will was one of the top three options. Jarrett made a great decision and Will made the shot. That's why the play was good. That wasn't good from diagramming it. The play was good because Will made the shot."
Bynum finished with 19 points and Luke Schenscher and Mario West had 10 each.
Florida State (11-10, 3-5) got 19 bench points and shot 52 percent (15-of-29) in the first half to build its lead but went cold and trailed by as many as 12 in the second. Von Wafer scored 18 points and nailed a 3-pointer to cap a 17-5 run and tie the game, 61-61, with 90 seconds remaining.
Georgia Tech regained its shooting touch in the second half, hitting 52 percent (14-of-27) from the floor led by Bynum, who made 6-of-10 shots.
"Obviously you have to give Georgia Tech a lot of credit for executing so well offensively in the second half," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We had a lapse in the second half where we didn't do a very good job handling their dribble drive and their penetration."
The Seminoles shot 38 percent (11-of-29) in the second half and were outscored in the paint 22-14.