Yellow Jackets Fall To Virginia Tech, 76-71

Feb. 11, 2009

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP)--Malcolm Delaney scored nine of his 23 points in a four-minute stretch late in the second half and Virginia Tech extended a three-point lead to as many as 12 Wednesday night to hang on and beat struggling Georgia Tech, 76-71.

A.D. Vassallo added 18 points and Jeff Allen had 15 and nine rebounds for the Hokies (16-7, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their second straight after losing two in a row.

It was the third consecutive loss and the eighth in nine games for the Yellow Jackets (10-13, 1-9), who dropped a half-game behind 1-8 Virginia and into last place in the conference.

Gani Lawal led Georgia Tech with 23 points and eight rebounds and Alade Aminu scored 13.