Saturday March 1, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Tech lost a 13-point lead in regulation
but Gani Lawal scored six points in overtime as the Yellow Jackets
recovered to beat Wake Forest 87-79 on Saturday.
Lawal had only two points in regulation but scored the Yellow
Jackets' first two baskets in overtime. Georgia Tech, led by Anthony Morrow's 22 points, never trailed.
After a 2-2 tie, Georgia Tech led until only 43.6 seconds left
when a short jumper by Wake Forest's Jeff Teague tied the game at
72-72. Georgia Tech's D'Andre Bell missed a jumper but the Yellow
Jackets were awarded possession when the ball went out of bounds
with 8.8 seconds left. Maurice Miller turned the ball over on an
attempted pass inside to Jeremis Smith, leading to the overtime. Miller had 18 points and Smith added 16. Chas McFarland set a career high with 28 points and led the Demon Deacons with 12 rebounds. McFarland's previous high was 17 against Florida State on Feb. 17.
Georgia Tech (12-15 overall, 5-8 Atlantic Coast Conference)
ended a five-game losing streak that began after its 89-83 win at
Wake Forest on Feb. 6. Wake Forest (16-11, 6-8) suffered its third straight loss.