After falling behind 14-7 to start the game, the Hokies couldn't seem to get over the hump. Zach LeDay led the Hokies with 21 points and 7 rebounds, as Virginia Tech improves to 4-1 in conference play. Georgia Tech outperformed the Hokies on the glass, and the game was slowed by seemingly endless foul calls on both teams. Virginia Tech utilized a clutch second half run to pull the upset.
It was the first road conference win for the Hokies on the season, and Virginia Tech now looks ahead to next week when it faces Notre Dame. The Irish are 2-2 in conference play and boast an 11-5 record overall. The win in Atlanta breaks a streak of 18 straight road conference losses for the Hokies. Buzz Williams looks like he has his team ready to win these close, gut-wrenching ball games.
What a run to close the game for the #Hokies. Huge road win!— Michael Fullan (@mrfullan) January 16, 2016
FINAL: #Hokies come from behind for 78-77 win at GT! VT gets first ACC road win since 2013 & moves to 4-1 #BeatGT pic.twitter.com/2fd8822vvH— VT Men's Basketball (@VT_MBBall) January 16, 2016