Originally created 01/10/01

Georgia Tech 73, Virginia 68

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Shaun Fein scored 25 points, including a fall-away 3-pointer from about 24 feet out with 46.9 seconds to play Tuesday night, as Georgia Tech stunned No. 10 Virginia 73-68.

The Yellow Jackets (9-5, 1-2 ACC), who trailed by five early in the second half, never let Virginia (11-2, 1-2) open the lead up, riding the shooting of Fein and Halston Lane to keep it close to the end.

The Yellow Jackets trailed 62-59 after Chris Williams' steal and dunk with five minutes left, but the Yellow Jackets outscored Virginia 14-6 the rest of the way, with Fein's rainbow 3-pointer the killer.

Halston Lane had given Georgia Tech a 66-65 lead with a 3-pointer, and after a Virginia miss, Alvin Jones was fouled on the next trip downcourt.

Jones fell to the floor in pain, allowing coach Paul Hewitt to send a substitute shooter to the line. Instead of the sub-60 percent Jones, Hewitt sent Jon Babul, an 87.5 percent shooter, and he made them both.

That made it 68-65, and after Williams was called for traveling, one of the Cavaliers' 23 turnovers in the game, Fein sealed it with his shot. The senior was 10-for-18 from the field and hit five 3-pointers.

Lane added 10 points for the Yellow Jackets, who turned the ball over just 14 times and outscored Virginia 25-12 on points off mistakes.

Donald Hand, scoreless Saturday night when Virginia struggled to beat North Carolina State 88-81, led the Cavaliers with 17 points and Williams had 15. Virginia had only 20 field goals compared to its 23 giveaways.

Stephane Dondon hit six free throws in the final 2:19 of a sloppy first half, part of an 8-0 run that gave the Cavaliers a 34-32 lead.


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