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RECAP: Ga. Tech Outlasts Boston College 76-71

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.- In basketball, there are certain things that team will inevitably have trouble overcoming.

No matter how strong a game a team plays, it is hard to overcome letting a team shoot 72.7% from the field in a half. It is hard overcoming 27 foul shots allowed when only generating seven chance from the line.

Despite a late Boston College Eagles comeback attempt, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were able to weather the storm and defeat the Eagles 76-71 in front of 4,148 at Conte Forum Saturday afternoon.

"Obviously in the first half we did a really poor job with one-on-one defense, especially inside," BC coach Jim Christian said. "Every shot they took was kind of like a rhythm shot, even when we were chasing screens in the second half, we adjusted some thing to take away some of the post a little bit more."

The Eagles struggled in the first half defending the Georgia Tech offense. The Yellow Jackets opened up the game on a 90% scoring clip, and the Yellow Jackets finished the half 16-for-22 from the field.

"I would hope you wouldn't [have to say anything at halftime about the scoring,]" Christian said. "Obviously we talked a lot about [Ga. Tech shooting 73%]. It was more what do we have to do to stop what's going on. We can't go backwards, so moving forward this is what we have to adjust."

The Eagles were able to slow Ga. Tech to a 33.3% clip in the second half. From there the Eagles flirted with the lead on multiple occasions, but the Yellow Jackets were able to thwart the Eagles efforts on each effort.

The Eagles travel to Raleigh, N.C. to take on NC State Wed, March 2.