Saturday, March 1, 2008

GEORGIA TECH 87, WAKE FOREST 79 OT

So long young Deacons, we hardly knew thee.

Just when it looked like the young Wake Forest team was going to overcome tragedy and sneak into the Big Dance, reality shows up and trashes the Hollywood ending.

Georgia Tech lost a 13-point lead in regulation but Gani Lawal scored six points in overtime as the Yellow Jackets recovered to beat Wake Forest 87-79.
Lawal had only two points in regulation but scored the Yellow Jackets' first two baskets in overtime.

Georgia Tech, led by Anthony Morrow's 22 points, never trailed.

After a 2-2 tie, Georgia Tech led until only 43.6 seconds left when a short jumper by Wake Forest's Jeff Teague tied the game at 72-72.

Chas McFarland set a career high with 28 points and led the Demon Deacons with 12 rebounds. McFarland's previous high was 17 against Florida State on Feb. 17.

Georgia Tech (12-15 overall, 5-8 ACC) ended a five-game losing streak that began after its 89-83 win at Wake Forest on Feb. 6.

Wake Forest (16-11, 6-8) suffered its third straight loss.

Teague added 20 points for Wake Forest. McFarland and Teague fouled out in the overtime. Game over.

Wake Forest guard Gary Clark, left, and Georgia Tech forward Jeremis Smith (32) vie for a rebound during the second half . (AP Photo/John Amis)

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