Augusta Free Press

#2 Virginia wins at Georgia Tech, 64-48

Second-ranked Virginia overcame a sluggish start to lead by nine at the half en route to a 64-48 win at Georgia Tech on Thursday.

UVA (17-1, 6-0 ACC) has now won nine straight, but it was tough sledding at the outset, as the ‘Hoos made just six of their first 21 shots from the floor, with Georgia Tech center Ben Lammers recording six first-half blocked shots.

But a De’Andre Hunter four-point play with a half-second to go in the first half gave Virginia a 28-19 lead.

The Cavaliers led by double digits for most of the second half, taking control for good with an 8-0 run over a two and a half minute stretch of the second half that ended with Virginia going up 56-38 at the 5:22 mark on a Hunter jumper.

Hunter, a redshirt freshman, had his fourth double-digit scoring game in ACC play, finishing with a game-high 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor in 26 minutes off the bench.

Ty Jerome had 12 points, shooting 5-of-9 from the field, with six rebounds and five assists.

Kyle Guy and Devon Hall each had 11 points for Virginia, which shot 45.6 percent from the field (27-of-58).

Tadric Jackson had 14 points to lead Georgia Tech (10-8, 3-2 ACC), which shot 39 percent (17-of-42) from the field, but had a ghastly 18 turnovers.

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