Sophomore forward Kammeon Holsey led Georgia Tech (9-17, 2-10) with 18 points. Udofia added 15. The Yellow Jackets outrebounded VT 32-18 for the game, but the Hokies took better care of the basketball, committing just five turnovers while forcing 14 by Georgia Tech.
The Hokies hit 12 of their first 13 free throws against Georgia Tech. But with a chance to win in regulation, Raines missed a pair with 1:33 to go and the game tied 65-65.
Raines had another chance to give Virginia Tech the lead about 40 seconds later.
Eddie missed a 3-pointer and Raines soared in, grabbed the ball one-handed in the air and tried to slam it through the hoop. But Raines’ dunk attempt rimmed out. The Hokies were held without a point for the final 2:11 of regulation and without a field goal for the last 4:59 before overtime.
The Hokies played without injured senior forward Victor Davila (groin). Greenberg said Davila’s status for Tuesday’s game against the Cavaliers is uncertain.
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