Virginia Tech 59, Georgia Tech 43
Malcolm Delaney scored 15 points and Virginia Tech beat Georgia
Tech 59-43 on Thursday night in the first round of the Atlantic
Coast Conference tournament.
Jeff Allen added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the sixth-seeded
Hokies (20-10), who never trailed.
They shot nearly 47 percent on 22-of-47 shooting, raced out to
an early 19-point lead and made it stand, snapping the irksome
two-game losing streak that brought their NCAA tournament candidacy
Virginia Tech gets another chance to make a case for a spot in
the field of 68 on Friday night against third-seeded Florida State
in the quarterfinals.
Glen Rice Jr. scored 14 points to lead 11th-seeded Georgia Tech
(13-18). The Yellow Jackets hit a few late shots to avoid their
season-low shooting percentage – they finished 17 of 53 (32
percent) – but their two-game winning streak was halted.