Baker's late baskets lead Virginia past Jackets

By: associated press
By: associated press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Calvin Baker hit the game-winning 3-pointer with four seconds remaining as Virginia beat Georgia Tech 76-74 tonight in Atlanta.

Tech led 74-73 after Jeremis Smith's reverse layin, but Sean Singletary quickly dribbled up the floor and passed quickly to Baker on the right wing.

Singletary led Virginia with 17 points.

Baker scored five of his 10 points in the final 29 seconds. The sophomore guard finished seven rebounds.

Zack Peacock scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Yellow Jackets (12-16, 5-9 Atlantic Coast Conference), but his errant pass on the left baseline was stolen by Singletary and set up Baker's putback.

Moe Miller's 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell off the rim to guarantee the Yellow Jackets' first losing home record at Alexander Memorial Coliseum since 1980-81.

Virginia (14-13, 4-10 ACC) began the game as the league's worst team, but the Cavaliers have won two of three.

The game was rescheduled from February 21st, when rain leaked through the roof and soaked part of the court.

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