ATLANTA (AP) - Javaris Crittenton scored 22 points and had nine assists and Thaddeus Young added 17 points to lead Georgia Tech to a 75-61 win Wednesday night over Wake Forest -- keeping the Yellow Jackets hopes for an NCAA tourmament bid alive.
Tech (18-9, 6-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) won for the fifth time in six games. Wake Forest (13-14, 4-10 ACC), which had a two game winning streak end, was led by freshman Anthony Gurley, who came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points.
Kyle Visser added 15 points for the Demon Deacons. Wake overcame an early 17-point deficit to cut the margin to 56-52 on a 3-point basket by Jamie Skeen with 8:02 left. But Tech responded with a 9-zip run for a 65-to-52 lead on a basket by Young with 4:07 left. The Deacons never got closer than 11 points after that.