Jackson saves Georgia with late basket, rebound
ATHENS, Ga. (AP)—Albert Jackson scored the game-winning basket with 28.3 seconds remaining and grabbed a critical rebound with 0.5 left to help Georgia beat Virginia Tech 67-66 on Tuesday night.
Georgia (6-3) recovered from its worst defeat in four years, a 76-42 setback at Illinois on Saturday, by holding Virginia Tech scoreless after Cheick Diakite’s two free throws gave the Hokies their final lead with 57.1 seconds remaining.
A.D. Vassallo scored 23 points to lead Virginia Tech (5-4), which has dropped two of three and four of six.
The Hokies were accustomed to close outcomes after playing seven games that were decided by an average of 4.7 points this season.
Corey Butler and Chris Barnes each scored 11 points for the Bulldogs, who made just 10 of 21 free throws.
Jackson was underneath the basket when he muscled in the game-winner over Diakite.