ATLANTA (AP) -- Matt Causey scored a career-high 30 points, 18 in
the second half, and Anthony Morrow added 17 points as Georgia Tech
ended a three-game losing streak to earn its first Atlantic Coast
Conference win, beating Virginia Tech 81 to 70 today.
The Yellow Jackets (8-9, 1-3 ACC) were coming off a
heart-breaking 83 to 82 loss to Number One North Carolina on
Wednesday night. Virginia Tech (11-7, 2-2) had won two consecutive
games by a point with last-second shots.
The Hokies scored the first 13 points of the second half -- eight
by Malcolm Delaney and five by Deron Washington -- to get within
three points at 39 to 36 after Tech had taken a 39 to 23 lead at
the half, its largest.
Virginia Tech finally tied it at 55 on a three-point basket by
Delaney, but could never take the lead.
Jeremis Smith added 13 points for the Yellow Jackets.
Deron Washington led Virginia Tech with 15 points. Malcolm
Delaney and Jeff Allen each added 13 points.
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