ATLANTA -- Glen Rice Jr. scored three points in the final
minute, Brandon Reed hit a pair of free throws in the closing
seconds and Georgia Tech snapped a six-game losing streak with a
51-47 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
In a matchup of two struggling teams, Rice finished with 11
points and Kammeon Holsey and Daniel Miller each added 10 for the
Yellow Jackets (9-14, 2-7 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Matt Humphrey scored 15 points and Lonnie Jackson had 10 for the
Eagles (7-16, 2-7 ACC), who have dropped six straight and nine of
The Yellow Jackets never trailed after Holsey's inside runner
made it 46-44 with 2:55 remaining, but Boston College pulled within
one at 48-47 on Jackson's two free throws with 16.4 seconds to go.
Rice put back his own missed runner to make it 48-45 with 48.9
seconds left and added a free throw with three-tenths of a second
Georgia Tech and Boston College showed why they are the ACC's
After Dennis Clifford's layup gave them a 12-11 lead at the
10:39 mark, the Eagles went scoreless over their next 15
possessions until Humphrey's buzzer-beating 3 left Georgia Tech up
20-19 at halftime.
Boston College led once three times the second half, the last at
36-34 on Ryan Anderson's jumper at the 9:20 mark.
With Jackson making an inbound pass in front of their bench with
44.4 seconds left, the Eagles managed just two more field-goal
attempts on their final two possessions. Rice grabbed a defensive
rebound on the Anderson's missed 3 with 7 seconds to go.
Rice went 4 of 10 from the field for Georgia Tech and Mfon
Udofia, despite handing out six assists with no turnovers, was 0
for 7 from the field.
The ACC home victory was a first for first-year coach Brian
Gregory, whose team enjoyed a rare game in which its assists (12)
topped its turnovers (nine).