Causey's big overtime carries GT past Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Matt Causey scored 12 of his 18
points in overtime when he hit a pair of 3-pointers and Georgia
Tech won its second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference road
game, beating reeling Virginia 92-82 today.
Causey scored nine straight points at one point in the extra
period, hitting a 3-pointer, driving around Sean Singletary for a
layup, adding a long 3-pointer from right in front of his bench and
a free throw for the Yellow Jackets (10-9, 3-3).
Virginia (11-7, 1-4), co-champions of the league last season,
lost for the fifth time in six games and for the second time in the
conference at home. Last season, the Cavaliers did not lose an ACC
home game in sharing the title with North Carolina.
Gani Lawal added 15 points, Lewis Clinch 14 and Zack Peacock 12
for Georgia Tech.
Calvin Baker and Mamadi Diane scored 16 each to lead Virginia,
while Singletary had 11 but missed 14 of his 19 shots. Jamil Tucker
and Adrian Joseph each added 13.
After a nail-biter regulation, the extra period was all Causey,
who took over the game after Jeremis Smith gave Georgia Tech a
78-76 lead and Singletary tied it.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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