Georgia Tech Basketball: Yellow Jackets Defeat Virginia Commonwealth

Matt PowersCorrespondent IINovember 19, 2011

The return of Glen Rice Jr. helped the Yellow Jackets rebound from a tough loss last night.
The return of Glen Rice Jr. helped the Yellow Jackets rebound from a tough loss last night.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Less than 24 hours after losing to Saint Joseph's in the opening round of the Charleston Classic, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets trailed VCU 31-23 at the half. The Jackets appeared to be headed for a second consecutive defeat after being completely outplayed by the Rams in the first half, before outscoring their opponent 50-29 in the second half.

After a slow start in his first game back from a three-game suspension, Glen Rice, Jr. had a monster game off the bench, scoring 19 points with eight rebounds, four assists and three steals while hitting seven of his 11 shots. Rice turned in the big game with his father, former NBA star Glen Rice, Sr., in attendance.

Brandon Reed added 13 points and six rebounds, and the Jackets got 10 points apiece from Kammeon Holsey, Daniel Miller, and Mfon Udofia in what turned into a quality win.

VCU star Bradford Burgess managed to score 17 points but was very quiet in the second half after a strong first half due to a strong performance by the Jackets defense.

After a day off tomorrow, Tech will return to action Sunday against LSU in the fifth-place game at the Charleston Classic.

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