Men's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, January 28


Jan. 28, 2010


Hokies Rally Past In-State Rival UVa in Overtime

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia Tech overcame double-digit deficits in both the first half and the second half and then dominated the overtime period en route to a thrilling 76-71 overtime victory over in-state rival Virginia on Thursday night at the John Paul Jones Arena.

With the victory, the Hokies moved to 16-3 overall on the season, 3-2 in the ACC. UVa fell to 12-6 overall, 3-2 in the league.

Tech certainly found its mettle in this one. The Hokies trailed by 12 in the first half after a basket by UVa's Mike Scott with 5:20 to go, but they closed the half with an 18-5 run and took a 28-27 lead at halftime. In the second half, Tech trailed by 10 with 3:42 remaining following a basket by the Cavaliers' Jeff Jones, but again, the Hokies responded.

No. 22 Georgia Tech Downs Wake Forest 79-58

ATLANTA (AP)-- D'Andre Bell led a balanced offense with 16 points, Derrick Favors blocked five shots and No. 22 Georgia Tech pulled away early in the second half Thursday night for a 79-58 rout of Wake Forest.

Coming off a tough loss at Florida State, the Yellow Jackets (15-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) ripped off a 19-4 run to break open a tight game. As usual in its ACC victories, Georgia Tech did its best work at the defensive end, holding the Demon Deacons (14-5, 4-3) almost 19 points below their scoring average for the season.

Wake Forest shot just 33 percent from the field (21 of 64) and had only two players in double figures: Al-Farouq Aminu with 15 points and Ishmael Smith with 12.