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Akins and Lane Earn Weekly ACC Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 12) — Georgia Tech’s Tony Akins and Halston Lane were selected as the ACC Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, in voting by a select panel of the Atlantic Coast Conference Sportswriters Association (ACSWA).

Akins, a 5-11 junior from Lilburn, Ga., averaged 23.5 points to lead Georgia Tech to a pair of victories over Top 15 teams as the Yellow Jackets knocked off No. 13 Maryland, 72-62, and No. 6 Virginia, 62-56. For the two games, Akins hit 15 of 21 shots from the field and 13 of 18 free throws.

Akins poured in a season-high 28 points against the Terrapins as he connected on eight of 11 shots from the field and 9-of-12 from the line. He hit all three of his three-point attempts, including one with the shot clock running down that gave Tech a five-point lead with 1:09 to play. Earlier he completed a conventional three-point play that put the Jackets ahead to stay with 5:43 left. He also had four assists and four rebounds.

Akins followed with 19 points in the Jackets’ win over Virginia as he went 7-for-10 from the floor and 4-for-6 from the line. He also contributed four assists, three steals and three rebounds.

Lane, a 6-4 guard from Oak Ridge, Tenn., scored 15 points to help lead Georgia Tech to a 62-56 upset of sixth-ranked Virginia, the Yellow Jackets’ fourth win of the season and second of the week over a nationally-ranked opponent.

Lane hit six of 10 shots from the field against the Cavaliers and scored nine of his 15 points in the second half. His biggest basket was a three-pointer that gave Tech a 58-54 lead with 1:16 to play.

For the week, Lane averaged nine points and 2.5 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the field (7-for-14).

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