ATLANTA - Georgia Tech still has a chance to avoid a losing season after all.
Georgia Tech lost a 13-point lead in regulation but recovered to beat Wake Forest 87-79 in overtime and end its five-game losing streak on Saturday.
Georgia Tech (12-15 overall, 5-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) has three more regular-season games, beginning with Monday night's rescheduled game against Virginia, as it tries to even its overall and ACC records entering the conference tournament.
The Virginia game, originally scheduled for Feb. 21, was postponed due to a leak in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum roof. Now the Yellow Jackets have a chance to take some momentum into the game.
'It turns out it could be a bit of a break for us, to get out of the (losing) streak we've been in and to have two games at home back-to-back pretty quick like this,' said Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt. 'Our fortunes could turn pretty quickly if we come out and play well against Virginia.'
Hewitt said he hopes his team can finish the season strong even though it wasn't especially sharp in the win.
The Yellow Jackets committed 18 turnovers and made only 31.3 percent of their shots in the second half, but they never trailed as Wake Forest also struggled with 15 turnovers and early foul trouble.
'That was one of the strangest games I've ever been involved in,' Hewitt said. 'Right from the beginning we never could get into the flow, neither team was getting in the flow.'
The Yellow Jackets were without senior guard Matt Causey, who suffered a mild concussion in Wednesday's loss at Duke. Causey is questionable for the Virginia game.
Georgia Tech's five-game losing streak began after its 89-83 win at Wake Forest on Feb. 6. Anthony Morrow, who scored 23 points in the first win over the Demon Deacons, added 22 points in the rematch as the Yellow Jackets took two wins in the series for the first time since the 1997-98 season.