Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, December 9
Dec. 9, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. - Virginia Tech lost to the University of Georgia, 67-66, at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday night in non-conference men's basketball action. The loss drops the Hokies to 5-4 overall, while the Bulldogs improve to 6-3 on the season.
The Hokies took a 41-38 lead into the intermission in a game that saw 13 ties and 11 lead changes. Neither team led the contest by more than five points at any time during the game and a Tech four-point lead was the largest of the second half.
The Hokies took the lead with 57 seconds remaining on a pair of Cheick Diakite free throws. Georgia then took the lead on a bucket in the paint by Albert Jackson. Tech set up its final position but missed on a pair of shots late and Jackson grabbed the defensive rebound with 0.5 on the clock. Jackson missed the front end of the one-and-one, but following a quick Virginia Tech timeout, the Hokies were unable to get off a last-second shot.