ATLANTA, Ga. – Grant Basile scored 21 points, but the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team fell to Georgia Tech 77-70 on the road Wednesday.
Basile added seven rebounds and two blocks to his 21 point game to lead the Hokies. Justyn Mutts helped out with a double double of 17 points and 11 rebounds and Sean Pedulla chipped in with 11 points, four assists and five steals.
Virginia Tech shared the ball well in Wednesday’s game, racking up 19 assists on 30 made field goals. Mutts’ nine assists paced the Hokies.
How It Happened
Virginia Tech struggled out of the gate, falling behind 41-31 heading into halftime.
Georgia Tech kept widening its lead after intermission, constructing a 52-36 advantage before Virginia Tech went on a 9-0 run, finished off by Basile’s layup, to shrink the deficit to 52-45 with 10:36 to go in the contest. The Hokies were unable to cut further into the deficit by the end of the game, losing 77-70. Virginia Tech took care of business in the paint, recording 20 of its 39 points in the lane.
» Justyn Mutts came just short of a triple-double for the second game in a row, nothing 17 points, 11 boards and nine assists.
» The Hokies put on a passing clinic, recording an assist on 63 percent of made baskets.
» Virginia Tech cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 15 offensive boards in the game.
» Grant Basile led the Hokies with 21 points.
» Virginia Tech got a game-high 11 rebounds from Justyn Mutts.
Virginia Tech will host Pitt this Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.