Atlanta, GA- Five Yellow Jackets scored in double figures Wednesday night in a 77-70 win over Virginia Tech. Sophomore Dallan “Deebo” Coleman led the team, putting up a career high 21 points.
Finding success from behind the arc early and often, Georgia Tech went 8 of 15 from deep. The Hookies managed to control the paint, scoring 24 of their 31 points down low, but they couldn’t match the Jackets from behind the arc, shooting 1 of 9. Tech held a 10 point lead going to the second half.
Grant Basile led the Hookies with 13 points followed by Miles Kelly with 11 points and three made three pointers going into the break..
“Good Win for the Jackets,” said GT coach Josh Pastner
The start of the second started with more of the same, with Georgia Tech building a 52-36 lead. But, with under ten minutes left, Virginia Tech responded with a 13-2 run to come within five points.
Despite the Hookies’ comeback effort and the Jackets’ poor free throw shooting down the stretch, the Yellow Jackets walked away with a much needed conference win. Their second in three games but only their third win since the new year.
After the game, Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner commented on the team’s victory, “That was a high level character win for our young men. I think coach Young is one of the best coaches not just in the ACC but in all of college basketball.” Georgia Tech will want to take this momentum into the final games of ACC play.