GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Virginia 57, Georgia Tech 49


By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA - Trey Murphy III scored 18 points, Kihei Clark added 14 and No. 9 Virginia pulled away from Georgia Tech down the stretch for a 57-49 victory.

The Cavaliers (14-3, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) finished on a 16-5 run in a game that was tight most of the way.

Georgia Tech (9-7, 5-5) lost to Virginia for the second time this season and missed a chance to give its postseason resume a big boost.

The Yellow Jackets led 44-41 with 6:18 remaining after Jose Alvarado hit a jumper, but the Cavaliers dominated the rest of the way.

Clark and Murphy keyed the closing run with big 3-pointers. Virginia missing only one of its final nine shots from the field.

Alvarado scored 18 points, but Georgia Tech was held to just 36% from the field on 18-of-50 shooting. The Yellow Jackets were 4 of 21 from 3-point range.

In the teams' first meeting on Jan. 23, Georgia Tech squandered an 11-point lead and missed a chance to win at the buzzer with a 3 as Virginia held on for a 64-62 victory.

The final minutes were a striking change from the close of the first half. Virginia was 1 of 8 from the field in the final 5 1/2 minutes and trailed 26-20 at the break.

Georgia Tech made things extremely tough, blocking a couple of shots in close and coming up with a steal on the perimeter.

The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, picked up with a couple of easy baskets on a night when those sort of opportunities were hard to come by.

After Jordan Usher dunked off a nifty pass from Moses Wright, Georgia Tech was able to run again when Alvarado came up with a steal at the defensive end.

Alvarado passed ahead to Michael Devoe, who flipped a no-look pass to a trailing Wright for another slam.

With the clock about to run out, it looked as though Georgia Tech would finish with yet another slam. Wright went up for the dunk, but Jay Huff stuffed him to send the Cavaliers to the locker room with a bit of momentum.

That carried over the second half. Virginia began on a 9-0 run.

February 10, 2021



Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Hauser F 40 4-7 0-0 0-1 0-10 5 0 1 1 1 8
J. Huff F 38 3-5 0-0 0-2 1-9 1 4 1 2 3 6
K. Clark G 38 5-13 0-0 4-8 1-3 6 0 0 1 1 14
T. Murphy III G 38 7-11 2-2 2-4 1-5 1 1 0 3 3 18
R. Beekman G 24 3-7 0-0 1-3 0-5 2 2 0 4 1 7
T. Woldetensae   18 2-5 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 4
C. Morsell   2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
K. Shedrick   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 24-49
(.490)
2-2
(1.000)
7-20
(.350)
5-35 16 7 2 17 9 57


Georgia Tech
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Usher F 35 4-9 4-5 0-3 0-3 4 1 0 0 1 12
M. Wright F 31 4-11 0-0 0-2 2-6 1 0 1 2 2 8
J. Alvarado G 40 7-12 2-2 2-5 0-3 2 0 1 4 1 18
B. Parham G 35 1-4 2-2 1-3 0-3 0 0 3 0 2 5
M. Devoe G 34 1-10 0-0 0-5 0-3 3 1 0 2 0 2
K. Moore   14 1-4 0-0 1-3 0-0 0 0 1 0 2 3
K. Sturdivant   11 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Totals   200 18-50
(.360)
9-11
(.818)
4-21
(.190)
3-21 11 2 6 8 9 49

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