Wednesday, December 10, 2008

HOKIES LOSE ANOTHER SQUEAKER

Georgia (Bulldogs, 25,335 students, Athens, GA) 67, VIRGINIA TECH 66 – The Hokies found themselves on the short end of another close game last night is a season where the outcome of each game has been decided by an average of 4.7 points per game.

The Dawg’s Albert Jackson scored the game-winning basket with 28.3 seconds remaining and grabbed a critical rebound with 0.5 left after the Hokies’ Cheick Diakite missed the potential game winner.

After Jackson’s basket regained the lead for Georgia (6-3), who kept Tech in the game by missing 11 of 21 from the charity stripe, the Hokies had one final possession. Hank Thorn’s penetration dribble and shot failed to draw any iron, but Diakite was there for the rebound.

Unfortunately, his shot, from point-blank range, also drew nothing but air to the frustration of Tech coach Seth Greenberg. Diakite’ had made two free throws with just 57.1 seconds remaining to give the Hokies the lead.

A.D. Vassallo scored 23 points to lead Virginia Tech (5-4), which has dropped two of three and four of six.

Corey Butler and Chris Barnes each scored 11 points for the Bulldogs, who made just 10 of 21 free throws.

(AP Photo/John Curry)

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