Boston College 47

(7-16, 2-7 ACC)

Georgia Tech 51

(9-14, 2-7 ACC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    1:00 PM ET, February 4, 2012

    Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

    1 2 T
    BC 19 2847
    GT 20 3151

    Top Performers

    Boston College: M. Humphrey 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Georgia Tech: D. Miller 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Georgia Tech sends BC to 6th consecutive loss

    Associated Press

    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 11.

    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 remaining.

    Georgia Tech and Boston College showed why they are the ACC's lowest-scoring teams.

    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).

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 47 51
    FG Made-Attempted 17-49 (.347) 20-49 (.408)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-27 (.296) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-6 (.833) 8-10 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 6

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