Georgia Tech made things extremely tough, blocking a couple of shots in close and coming up with a steal on the perimeter.
The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, picked up with a couple of easy baskets on a night when those sort of opportunities were hard to come by.
Most notably, Alvarado came up with a steal at the defensive end and passed ahead to Michael Devoe, who flipped a no-look pass to a trailing Wright for a slam.
OTHER WAYS TO WIN
Huff was held to six points, while Hauser managed only eight. But they found other ways to contribute.
Hauser had 10 rebounds and five assists, while Huff contributed nine rebounds and four blocks.
One of Huff’s blocks came right at the end of the first half, stuffing Wright with 1 second left as he went up for a dunk.
“Huff came out of nowhere,” Pastner marveled.
That gave Virginia some momentum heading to the locker room. The Cavaliers began the second half on a 9-0 run.
Virginia: The Cavaliers continued their domination in the series, winning for the 16th time in the last 18 meetings. As always, they turned to their defense to stifle a team that was eager for an upset.
Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets desperately needed a win to improve their chances of reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. They’re going to need a big finish to end that drought.
Virginia: Host North Carolina on Saturday.
Georgia Tech: Will travel to Clemson on Friday night, a game that was moved up a day so the Yellow Jackets can squeeze in the make-up of a postponed contest against Pittsburgh on Sunday.
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