Late rally pushes UVa. to ACC road win

A late 12-0 run gave Virginia the lead, and Mustapha Farrakhan helped seal the deal at the free-throw line as the ‘Hoos knocked off Georgia Tech in Atlanta 62-56 Wednesday night.

Virginia trailed 46-43 when Sammy Zeglinski hit a long three with 6:19 to go to tie the game. Another three by Farrakhan at the 4:08 mark made it 51-46 UVa., and the lead swelled to nine on a layup by Assane Sene off a nice dish by Jontel Evans with 2:22 to go.

Georgia Tech (11-16, 3-10 ACC) was able to cut the lead to three at 56-53 on a jumper by Glen Rice Jr. with 57 seconds left. A Joe Harris three with 25 seconds left was answered by Mfon Udofia five seconds later.

A free throw from Farrakhan with 15 seconds left made it 60-56 Virginia. Rice missed a three on the other end with 11 seconds to go, and Udofia, after corraling the offensive rebound, was given three free-throw attempts on what was at best a touch foul by Sene. Udofia missed all three, and Farrakhan made two free throws with 2.5 seconds left to close out the game.

Mustapha led Virginia (14-13, 5-8 ACC) with 17 points. Iman Shumpert scored 12 to lead Georgia Tech.

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