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Yellow Jackets Hold Off Chattanooga, 63-52

Feb. 16, 2011

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ATLANTA (AP) – Glen Rice Jr. scored 27 points, Iman Shumpert added 19 and Georgia Tech snapped a five-game losing streak a 62-53 victory over Chattanooga on Wednesday night.

The Yellow Jackets (11-14) had dropped six of seven.

Omar Wattad scored 18 points for Chattanooga (14-14).

The Mocs, who have dropped four straight, never led, but they pulled within four on a 3-pointer by Ricky Taylor that made it 48-44 with 6:28 remaining.

Shumpert pulled down 11 of Georgia Tech’s 34 rebounds. Rice now has scored at least 20 points six times since Dec. 25.

The Yellow Jackets’ biggest lead was 11 points at the 7:30 mark of the first half.

With 10 turnovers in each half, Chattanooga allowed 24 points off their miscues. Deantre Jefferson finished with 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds, but he also led the Mocs with six turnovers.

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