ATLANTA -- The offensive woes continue for Georgia Tech.
This time the Yellow Jackets were outscored by 21 points during the final 9:52 by No. 20 Virginia on Saturday and wound up on the wrong end of a 64-45 score. The loss dropped Georgia Tech to 12-12 and 3-8 in the ACC.
Georgia Tech has totaled 86 points in its past two games. The Yellow Jackets shot 46.2 percent from the field but were outrebounded 46-25, giving Virginia 11 second-chance points and 11 fastbreak points.
For 34 minutes, we played extremely well, Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory said. Unfortunately down the stretch we werent able to take care of the basketball. That led to some easy baskets for them.
Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the return to his hometown to lead the Cavaliers, who won their seventh straight game.
Brogdon, a sophomore from Greater Atlanta Christian, was only 3-for-12 from the field, but his steal and slam midway in the second half sparked a 15-1 run that broke open what had been a close game. His 11 rebounds matched his career high and he was 7-for-7 from the free-throw line.
I thought that was one of the momentum boosts when I got the steal and the finish, Brogdon said. We were able to close out the game strong, and that is always our goal.
It was the second straight double-double for Brogdon, who had the first of his career Wednesday against Boston College.
(I) know its very gratifying for his family to come back here and finish strong, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett said. I know he wont be pleased with some of the numbers as far as shooting, but hes doing some other things that help us.
Virginia didnt take the lead for good until its run midway in the second half. The Cavaliers were trailing 44-42 after Georgia Tech forward Kammeon Holseys three-point play with 9:52 remaining. The Yellow Jackets didnt make another field goal and were outscored 22-1 down the stretch.
It was really something to see that happen, Bennett said. They made it tough on us.
That initial stretch that gave Virginia its separation included three dunks -- one each by Brogdon, forward Akil Mitchell and forward Anthony Gill -- that turned the momentum. Gill had seven second-half points.
We didnt take care of the basketball, Gregory said. We had two or three turnovers where we didnt get a shot. We werent strong enough and tough enough in the last eight minutes.
Virginia (19-5, 10-1) got 11 points from guard Joe Harris and 11 points and six rebounds from Gill.
Georgia Tech was led by guard Chris Bolden with 13 points, one shy of his season high. Bolden had been limited in practice because of a sprained ankle but was able to start. Center Daniel Miller had seven rebounds and five blocked shots before fouling out.
Georgia Tech got two of its injured starters back. Point guard Trae Golden (groin) missed the teams game at Clemson on Tuesday, and forward Robert Carter Jr. (knee) was back in the lineup after missing 10 games. Golden played 18 minutes and did not score. Carter played 16 minutes and scored five points but was obviously rusty from the field, making only 2-of-7 shots.
Golden was way short of being at full strength, and Gregory admitted that Carter was out of rhythm from the layoff.
The first 33 minutes we did a lot of good things, Gregory said. We just werent able to finish.
Virginia has won seven of the past eight meetings in the series. Bennett is 5-1 against the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech plays again Wednesday against Boston College, the second of four straight home games.