VT Virginia Tech Hokies 52
Virginia Tech Hokies Virginia Tech Overall (14-1)
ATS (5-4)
O/U (5-4)
January 09 2019
- ESPN CE
GT Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 49
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Georgia Tech Overall (9-6)
ATS (7-1)
O/U (2-6)
Final
Money Line Total: 136 Spread ATS
12
789 Virginia Tech Hokies -350 Under -110 (-7) -110 UNDER: 101
2923
790 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +290 Over -110 (+7) -110 Cover: 4
2425
Final
Money Line Total: 136 Spread ATS
789 VT -350 Under: -110 (-7) -110 UNDER: 101
790 GT +290 Over: -110 (+7) -110 Cover: 4
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/9/2019
5:09 PM
VT
-350
GT
+290
1/9/2019
8:45 AM
VT
-350
GT
+290
1/9/2019
8:42 AM
VT
-350
GT
+290
1/9/2019
8:33 AM
VT
-375
GT
+315
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/9/2019
5:09 PM
VT(-7)
-110
GT
-110
1/9/2019
8:45 AM
VT(-7)
-110
GT
-110
1/9/2019
8:42 AM
VT(-7)
-110
GT
-110
1/9/2019
8:33 AM
VT(-8)
-110
GT
-110
1/8/2019
7:30 PM
VT(-8)
-110
GT
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/9/2019
5:09 PM
136
-110
136
-110
1/9/2019
8:45 AM
137
-110
137
-110
Recap

ATLANTA (AP) — Ahmed Hill scored 15 points, Kerry Blackshear Jr. added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Virginia Tech overcame a terrible shooting performance to beat Georgia Tech 52-49 on Wednesday night.

The Hokies (14-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their ninth straight game for the school's best start to a season since the 1982-83 team had an identical record. They never trailed after Georgia Tech led in the first minute.

Virginia Tech, the nation's second-best 3-point shooting team, hit only five 3s and finished at 18.5 percent from beyond the arc but still made enough stops to win.

Jose Alvarado scored 20 points and Abdoulaye Gueye had 11 for Georgia Tech (9-6, 1-1). The Yellow Jackets had won three in a row.

The game featured an abundance of mistakes in the closing minutes. Justin Robinson missed the front end of a 1-and-1 for Virginia Tech and Michael Devoe did the same for the Yellow Jackets. James Banks III missed an easy layup for Georgia Tech and, after Blackshear hit a free throw, Brandon Alston threw the ball out of bounds with no teammate nearby.

Gueye made the final gaffe, stepping on the baseline as he attempted to throw a pass down court with 1.8 seconds remaining.

Hill provided the spark offensively and Robinson defensively as the Hokies earned a tough conference road win with a trip to No. 4 Virginia up next.

Virginia Tech appears to be back where it left off last February when it achieved its highest ranking ever at No. 8. But on this night, the Hokies had to make do without their usual perimeter shooting.

Virginia Tech was 2 for 13 on 3s before Hill connected from the left corner. He followed with an acrobatic, fast-break dunk on the ensuing possession to make it 37-27.

The Hokies missed their next eight attempts from beyond the arc before Isaiah Wilkins hit a 3 with 7:42 remaining.

BIG PICTURE

Virginia Tech: Robinson, a senior guard and the school's No. 3 career leader in assists, turned his focus to defense with the Hokies struggling to shoot in the first half, drawing three offensive fouls and pumping his fist at the Georgia Tech student section during another stand. In the closing minutes, Robinson jumped to affect Devoe's attempted 3 and fell hard to the floor and hit the small of his back in front of the Virginia Tech bench. He rolled over onto his chest, got up and soon grabbed the missed free throw before assisting on Hill's layup with a long bounce pass.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets were coming off three straight wins because of improved shot selection, but they couldn't match Virginia Tech's length and size. Alvarado was the only steady offensive force. Banks, the team's second-leading scorer, had just two points on 1-for-5 shooting. Curtis Haywood III, its fourth-leading scorer, missed the game with flu-like symptoms.

UP NEXT

Virginia Tech: Off the rest of the week. The Hokies visit No. 4 Virginia next Tuesday.

Georgia Tech: Plays at Syracuse on Saturday.

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Matchup
Hokies Overall
W/L 14-1
ATS 5-4
Pts For 79.2
Pts Against 57.3
Total 5-4
Hokies Away
W/L 4-1
ATS 3-2
Pts For 72.8
Pts Against 63.2
Total 2-3
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-9
6:00 PM
at Georgia Tech W 52-49 L (-7) U (136)
1-5
11:00 AM
Boston College W 77-66 L (-15) O (139.5)
1-1
12:00 PM
Notre Dame W 81-66 W (-11) O (141.5)
12-28
6:00 PM
UMES W 85-40
12-19
6:00 PM
North Carolina A&T W 82-60
12-15
6:00 PM
at Washington W 73-61 W (7) U (143.5)
12-9
12:00 PM
South Carolina State W 81-44
12-5
6:00 PM
Virginia Military W 89-68 L (-32) O (142.5)
12-1
4:00 PM
CCSU W 94-40
11-27
6:00 PM
at Penn State L 63-62 L (-4.5) U (140.5)
Avg. Points For 77.6
Avg. Points Against 55.7
ATS 2-4
Over/Under 3-3
Yellow Jackets Overall
W/L 9-6
ATS 7-1
Pts For 71.2
Pts Against 62.3
Total 2-6
Yellow Jackets Home
W/L 8-4
ATS 4-1
Pts For 73.8
Pts Against 61.4
Total 2-3
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-9
6:00 PM
Virginia Tech L 52-49 W (7) U (136)
1-5
1:00 PM
Wake Forest W 92-79 W (-7.5) O (137)
1-2
6:30 PM
USC Upstate W 79-63
12-28
3:00 PM
Kennesaw State W 87-57
12-22
11:00 AM
Georgia L 70-59 L (-5) U (138.5)
12-19
8:00 PM
at Arkansas W 69-65 W (8.5) U (147)
12-17
6:30 PM
Gardner-Webb L 79-69
12-9
1:00 PM
Florida A&M W 73-40
12-1
11:00 AM
St. John's L 76-73 W (4) O (143)
11-28
8:15 PM
at Northwestern L 67-61 W (7.5) U (132.5)
Avg. Points For 71.1
Avg. Points Against 64.8
ATS 5-1
Over/Under 2-4
Scoring
Virginia Tech
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Ahmed Hill (G) 35:006-14 42.9%2-8 25%1-1 100%1210013215
Kerry Blackshear Jr. (F) 32:003-8 37.5%0-0 0%8-12 66.7%51010133314
Justin Robinson (G) 36:003-10 30%2-7 28.6%2-4 50%1531022810
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (G) 36:001-13 7.7%0-6 0%2-2 100%046001204
P.J. Horne (F) 8:002-2 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%140101204
Isaiah Wilkins (G) 10:001-3 33.3%1-2 50%0-0 0%0000000-83
Ty Outlaw (G-F) 30:001-6 16.7%0-3 0%0-0 0%1400100112
Wabissa Bede (G) 13:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0111003-10
Chris Clarke (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jonathan Kabongo (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Landers Nolley II (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brendan Palmer (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tyrece Radford (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Georgia Tech
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Jose Alvarado (G) 39:006-11 54.5%3-5 60%5-8 62.5%0142044-120
Abdoulaye Gueye (F) 27:004-7 57.1%1-3 33.3%2-4 50%1600224-211
Michael Devoe (G) 40:003-7 42.9%1-4 25%0-2 0%0632031-37
Brandon Alston (G) 17:002-4 50%1-3 33.3%2-2 100%030003337
James Banks III (F-C) 36:001-5 20%0-0 0%0-0 0%1521224-12
Khalid Moore (F) 15:001-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%0320014-62
Moses Wright (F) 14:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0410021-20
Evan Cole (F) 6:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0000011-70
Shembari Phillips (G) 6:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%010000040
Curtis Haywood II (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Evan Jester (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Shaheed Medlock (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Sylvester Ogbonda (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Malachi Rice (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Avi Schafer (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kristian Sjolund (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/9/2019
12:18 PM
VT(-4.5)
-110
GT
-110
1/9/2019
9:09 AM
VT(-4.5)
-110
GT
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/9/2019
12:18 PM
64
-110
64
-110
1/9/2019
9:09 AM
64½
-110
64½
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/9/2019
7:03 PM
VT(-3.5)
-110
GT
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/9/2019
7:03 PM
70½
-110
70½
-110