9th-ranked UVA survives trip to Georgia Tech

8-point road win didn’t come easily

UVA Athletics Logo on basketball court (University of Virginia)

Atlanta, Ga. – Trey Murphy III scored 18 points, Kihei Clark added 14 and No. 9 Virginia pulled away from Georgia Tech down the stretch for a 57-49 victory. The Cavaliers improved to 14-3 overall and 10-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Virginia finished on a 16-5 run in a game that was tight most of the way. Georgia Tech lost to Virginia for the second time this season and missed a chance to give its postseason resume a big boost. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 9-7 overall and 5-5 in the ACC.