Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, January 2

Jan. 3, 2010

Georgia Tech Outlasts Charlotte, 76-67
Gani Lawal had 29 points and rescued Georgia Tech from a late collapse as the Yellow Jackets overcame 31 points from Derrio Green in a 76-67 victory over Charlotte on Saturday night.

After squandering a 15-point second-half lead, Lawal hit several key free throws and had a big block in the final minute and Georgia Tech (11-2) recovered to win its third straight.

Green hit seven 3-pointers in his career-best night for the 49ers (10-3), who trailed by 12 with 8 minutes left before a 17-4 run put them ahead 66-65 with 2:38 left. 

Hokies defeat Seton Hall in overtime, 103-94
Dorenzo Hudson shattered his career high with 41 points in Virginia Tech’s 103-94 overtime victory over Seton Hall in Cancun, Mexico on Saturday night.

Hudson’s 41 points is the most by a Hokie since Bimbo Coles scored 42 points in a game in 1990. The Hokies played the game without the ACC’s leading scorer, Malcolm Delaney, who missed the game after spraining his left ankle in the Hokies’ win over Longwood on Wednesday.

Tech held the lead throughout much of the contest and took a 37-33 lead into intermission. The lead seesawed through the later stages of regulation. Tech took an 80-78 lead on a pair of free throws by junior Jeff Allen with 36 seconds remaining, but Eugene Harvey made a lay-up with 15 seconds left to tie the game at 80-80 and send it into overtime.

Boston College Loses to Maine, 52-51
Junior Joe Trapani scored 17 points to lead Boston College in a 52-51 loss to Maine before 4,116 fans in Conte Forum.

Boston College took a 50-42 lead on a Tyler Roche three-point field goal with 6:01 to play, but could muster only one free throw the rest of the way.

Maine (7-5) scored eight straight points to even the score with 1:46 remaining. After BC junior Josh Southern sank one free throw with 1:19 to play, Maine scored the game's final two points on two Sean McNally free throws with 1:10 to play.