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Georgia Tech Vs. Virginia: Jackets Look To Break Six Game ACC Losing Streak

Georgia Tech (11-15, 3-9) will look to break a six game conference losing streak tonight when they host Virginia (13-13, 4-8) at 7 p.m. at Alexander Memorial.

After starting out 3-3 in conference play, the Jackets have dropped six straight ACC games and have lost seven of their last nine. In their last outing, the fell at #5 Duke in the two teams only meeting this season by a 79-57 score. Tech held tough early and managed to tie the game at 28-28 three minutes before halftime, but a strong run by the Blue Devils put the game out of reach.

Virginia has had its share of conference struggles as well eight of the last eleven. In their last game, they beat in-state rival Virginia Tech 61-54 at home.

The Cavaliers are led in scoring by Mike Scott and Mustapha Farrakhan with 15.9 and 13.2 points per game respectively. Scott adds 10.2 rebounds per game for a double-double average.

The two teams faced off earlier this season on January 22 in Charlottesville, with Virginia winning 72-64. The Cavs connected on 10 three-pointers and used a first half run to take a 43-29 lead into the locker room.

The game tips-off at 7 p.m. It can be seen on ESPNU and heard locally on 790 the Zone. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.