Virginia Basketball: ‘Hoos handle Georgia Tech, back in first-place tie in ACC

uva georgia techSecond-ranked Virginia took control early and cruised to an 81-51 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday in ACC action.

The win clinches a double-bye in the upcoming ACC Tournament for the ‘Hoos (25-2, 13-2), who are tied atop the conference standings with North Carolina heading into the weekend.

Georgia Tech (12-17, 4-12 ACC) led 11-7 on a three-pointer by Kristian Sjolund at the 14:55 mark, but UVA took control with an 16-2 run over the next 5:08.

The lead was 41-22 at the half, and it never got closer in the final 20 minutes.

Ty Jerome led an efficient UVA offense with 19 points (8-of-13 FG). De’Andre Hunter had 18 points (6-of-10 FG).

Braxton Key had eight points and six rebounds, and Kihei Clark had eight points and dished out a team-high six assists.

Story by Chris Graham

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.




augusta free press
augusta free press
augusta free press news