Preview: Georgia Tech at Boston College
Georgia Tech picked a fine time for its first defeat of a ranked team in three years. After stunning seventh-ranked and ACC leader Miami on Wednesday, the Yellow Jackets hope to carry that momentum into Saturday's regular-season finale at Boston College. The teams are tied for eighth in the ACC, and both are playing better as the conference tournament looms next week.Georgia Tech has won three of its past four, while the Eagles have won two straight and three of their past five. TV: 12 p.m. ET, ACC Network (WATL, Atlanta; WSBK, Boston), ESPN3.ABOUT GEORGIA TECH (16-13, 6-11 ACC): The Yellow Jackets have lost four conference games by five or fewer points, but Marcus Georges-Hunt's buzzer-beating tip-in shocked the Hurricanes. Georgia Tech has shot above 50 percent from the field in two of its past three games. Five Yellow Jackets average eight or more points, led by Georges-Hunt (10.2).ABOUT BOSTON COLLEGE (14-16, 6-11): After allowing more than 80 points in losses to Duke and N.C. State, the Eagles have clamped down on defense in winning their past two contests. Boston College held Virginia to 52 points and beat Clemson 68-61 on Tuesday. Sophomore Ryan Anderson is sixth in the ACC in scoring (15.1). Freshman Oliver Hanlan is eighth in the conference and tops among ACC freshmen (14.6).TIP-INS1. The Eagles have let opponents shoot an ACC-best 38 percent from beyond the arc.2. Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 9-6.3. The Yellow Jackets are last in the ACC in free-throw percentage (63.7).PREDICTION: Georgia Tech 68, Boston College 67
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