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January 23, 1999


Associated Press Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Jason Floyd scored 19 points on near-perfectshooting while Alvin Jones had 11 points and four blocks as Georgia Techdefeated Virginia 77-65 on Saturday.

Georgia Tech (12-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) has now won four in a row againstVirginia and six of the last seven.

The Cavaliers (10-10, 1-7) were down by as many as 15 points in the secondhalf, but Adam Hall’s steal at halfcourt and driving dunk with 6:51 remainingmade the score 58-54.

Floyd, who was 8-9 from the field, quieted the crowd by hitting his third3-pointer on the next possession and the Yellow Jackets gradually regainedtheir double-digit lead.

Virginia, which was coming off a 24-point loss to North Carolina, has lostsix of the last seven games and appeared run-down against Georgia Tech, ataller team with much more depth.

Georgia Tech hit four of five 3-pointers in the closing minutes of the firsthalf, using a 12-6 run to pull ahead 36-24 at the break.

Willie Dersch, who had 18 points, ignited the Virginia offense four minutesinto the second half, scoring eight of the team’s 10 points, and the Cavaliersused a full-court press to maintain the intensity.

But the Yellow Jackets were just too hot from the field, hitting 65 percentof their shots in the second half.

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