Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) - Marcus Georges-Hunt and Kammeon Holsey each
collected 13 points and nine rebounds, as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies, 64-54, in Atlantic Coast Conference play at
The Yellow Jackets (13-9, 3-7 ACC) earned their first-ever victory in
Blacksburg in eight tries, and it also marked the team's first road victory of
Erick Green, the nation's leading scorer, tallied a game-high 28 points for
the Hokies (11-12, 2-8), who have dropped six in a row and 10 of their last 12
outings overall. Robert Brown chipped in with 10 points, although he shot just
4-of-16 from the floor and turned the ball over four times.
Holsey scored all 13 of his points in the first half, as he nearly matched the
Hokies' scoring total through 20 minutes. Virginia Tech was held to 6-of-29
shooting from the floor (.207) in the opening frame and trailed, 37-18, at the
break. The Hokies missed 20 of their first 23 shots.
Georgia Tech stretched its lead to 25 at the 16:27 mark of the second half
before VT began to show signs of life. The Hokies rallied to make it a 60-52
game on a bucket by Green with 31.6 seconds remaining, but they would draw no
closer the rest of the way.
The Yellow Jackets controlled the boards, as they held a 49-35 rebounding
advantage for the game. The win snapped GT's four-game losing streak to the
Hokies in the head-to-head series.
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