Virginia Tech beats Georgia Tech 70-65 in OT

Virginia Tech beats Georgia Tech 70-65 in OT

ATLANTA (AP) NCAA scoring leader Erick Green scored 28 points and Virginia Tech rallied for a 70-65 overtime victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday to end a four-game losing streak.

Green, who averages 24.6 points per game, had only 8 points in the first half but helped lead the Hokies back from a deficit of 11 points at 43-32.

Virginia Tech (10-6, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) took its first ACC win under first-year coach James Johnson.

Georgia Tech (10-5, 0-3) remained winless in the league with its third straight loss. The Yellow Jackets were held without a field goal in the final 7 minutes of regulation.

Robert Carter Jr. led Georgia Tech with 12 points despite making only 2 of 12 shots from the field. Mfon Udofia and freshman Marcus Georges-Hunt each had 11.

Cadarian Raines scored on a follow shot with 1:01 remaining in regulation to trim Georgia Tech's lead to 55-53. Following a missed jumper by Carter, Green made two free throws with 23.9 seconds remaining for the first tie of the second half.

Georgia Tech called a timeout with 20.6 seconds left. Udofia worked the clock before missing a jumper. Virginia Tech grabbed the rebound and called timeout with 3 seconds remaining.

Green missed a long 3-pointer to send the game to overtime.

Virginia Tech scored the first three baskets of overtime as the Yellow Jackets' cold shooting continued. C.J. Barksdale, who had 11 points, opened the bonus 5-minute period with a basket, followed by a 3-pointer by Jarell Eddie and a jumper from Green for a 62-55 lead.

Udofia ended Georgia Tech's field-goal drought with a basket. Chris Bolden and Udofia had late 3-pointers, but Robert Brown had two baskets to protect Virginia Tech's lead. Brown had 10 points.

Going back to last season, Green has scored in double figures in 19 straight games, the ACC's longest active streak.

Green, a senior guard, has scored 21 or more points in 15 of 16 games this season.

Carter banked in a 3-pointer with 4 seconds remaining in the first half to give the Yellow Jackets at 25-22 halftime lead.

Georgia Tech opened the second half with an 18-10 run to stretch the lead to 11 points.

Brown started for Virginia Tech after missing one game with an illness.

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

Philadelphia Eagles lineman Michael Bennett has been indicted on felony abuse for allegedly pushing an elderly NRG Stadium worker during Super Bowl LI.

Bennett was indicted by the Harris County, Texas district attorney's office for injury to the elderly — which is intentionally and knowingly causing injury to a person 65 years or older, according to a press release from the Harris County Sheriffs' Office.

A warrant has been issued for Bennett's arrest.

The 66-year-old paraplegic stadium worker was attempting to control field access when Bennett allegedly pushed her. 

The maximum penalty Bennett faces is ten years in prison in addition to a $10,000 fine.


Bennett — whose brother Martellus played in that Super Bowl for New England — was a member of the Seattle Seahawks during the incident and was in attendance as a noncompetitive player.

The NFL has been made aware of the situation and is looking into the matter, according to Pro Football Talk.

The 32-year-old 10-year NFL veteran could potentially face NFL discipline under the league's personal conduct policy. 


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Wizards host students from Stoneman Douglas High School ahead of 'March For Our Lives'

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Wizards host students from Stoneman Douglas High School ahead of 'March For Our Lives'

With a march on Washington planned for this weekend following the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were invited by the Wizards to attend their Friday morning practice at Capital One Arena.

About 20 of the kids showed up to watch the Wizards practice, took pictures with players, got a tour of the facilities and walked away with Wizards hats and gear. It was a small break away from what has been a tumultous time ever since the massacre at their school on Feb. 14.

Wizards majority owner Ted Leonsis was on hand to speak with the students, who are set to lead the 'March For Our Lives' through downtown Washington on Saturday.


Wizards guard Bradley Beal met with the media after taking photos with the students.

"For us to be able to take their mind off of it for just a few minutes is always a great feeling," Beal said. "At the end of the day, we're all human beings regardless of our careers are and what our jobs are. A lot of us have families, kids, brothers and sisters. The last thing that you want to happen is what happened to several of those families. You can never imagine."

Beal went to college in Florida and has participated in his own forms of activism. He has found inspiration in the efforts by Stoneman Douglas students. They have taken what happened to their school as a catalyst for what they hope produces change in the ability to protect similar attacks from happening again.


Beal, 24, finds that admirable.

"It's amazing sometimes to learn from the youth on how to do things," Beal said. "It's a testament to where our world needs to lead to, to where we need to get to and to come together as a society. It starts with us as the younger generation. We've gotta come together with love and do things like this. I think what they're doing is awesome. It's spreading positive vibes and it's true humanitarian work that they're doing."

The Stoneman Douglas students are expected to attend Friday night's Wizards-Nuggets game as well.

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