No. 4 Virginia Upset by Georgia Tech, 68-64
Box Score Jan. 9, 2016
The loss was a rare second in a row for Virginia, matching its loss total of each of the last two years when it won consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles.
”We just couldn’t get the stops on the defensive end,” Brogdon said. ”Stephens hit a couple of big 3s down the stretch.”
Georgia Tech, which ended a seven-game skid in league play, let Virginia force a 49-all tie on Marial Shayok’s 3-pointer with 6:09 remaining. But the Jackets went on an 11-0 run sparked by Stephens’ two 3-pointers and one by Smith to put the game out of reach.
Virginia: The Cavaliers had won three straight and eight of nine against Georgia Tech. … Virginia began the game shooting 57.6 percent in the second half this season, but they missed 18 times from the field to finish the second 20 minutes at 41.4.
Coach Tony Bennett started 7-foot, 260-pound C Mike Tobey instead of Isaiah Wilkins to get an edge on the boards. He finished with seven points and seven rebounds. … Wilkins, at 6-7, 230, had a big putback to cut the lead to 49-46. … Shayok started instead of Darius Thompson and had six points.
Virginia: hosts No. 12 Miami on Tuesday.