Scores

Final

Georgia 69

(8-2, 1-1 away)

Georgia Tech 78

(8-3, 0-1 ACC)

7:00 PM ET, December 22, 2006

McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Georgia

1 2 T
UGA 35 3469
GT 39 3978

Top Performers

Georgia: L. Stukes 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Georgia Tech: T. Young 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

Georgia Tech 78, Georgia 69

ATLANTA (AP) -- Thaddeus Young scored a career-high 24 points and Ra'Sean Dickey had 15 and a game-high nine rebounds to help Georgia Tech beat Georgia 78-69 on Friday night.

Winning their third straight over the Bulldogs at Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Georgia Tech led the rest of the way after Javaris Crittenton's 3-pointer gave his team a 48-45 lead with 15:01 remaining.

Young, a highly recruited forward from Memphis, Tenn., ended a 14-0 run with a layup just 2:54 later.

The Yellow Jackets (8-3) gave the home team an 11-1 record in the last 12 series matchups.

Levi Stukes finished with 21 points for Georgia (8-2), which went just 7-for-21 on attempts beyond the arc. Mike Mercer, who entered with an 18.1 average that led the Bulldogs, scored just nine points, all of them on free throws.

Stukes' 3-pointer with 33.2 remaining cut the lead to nine but ended the scoring for Georgia.

Mercer failed to score a field goal for the first time in his career. A former teammate of Philadelphia 76ers reserve guard Louis Williams at South Gwinnett High School, Mercer went 0-for-11 from the field and appropriately missed a reverse layup in the final seconds.

Crittenton, a freshman point guard, finished with 13 points and Mario West 12 for Georgia Tech.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UGA
GT
Points 69 78
FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 21-46 (.457)
3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 6-15 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 20-25 (.800) 30-41 (.732)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 14

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