AP Sports Writer
|Georgia Tech’s Tony Akins (3) drives to the basket as Florida A&M’s Jermaine Hill (54) defends during the first half in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)|
ATLANTA (AP) (Feb. 5) – Shaun Fein scored 11 points in Georgia Tech’s run to open the second half Saturday and the Yellow Jackets went on to an easy 89-57 victory over Florida A&M.
Tech (10-11), which led only 29-26 at the end of a poorly played first half, scored the first 14 points after intermission and went on a 23-3 run to end a four-game losing streak.
Five of those points were by Fein, who had only two points in the opening 20 minutes.
Florida A&M (4-17) led 17-13 in the opening half before Tech rallied with Alvin Jones scoring nine points in a 16-9 run over the last 7:05 for the 3-point halftime lead.
Tech built its margin to 34 points at 72-38 in the second half on a layup with 8:08 left on a layup by T.J. Vines.
Clarence Moore led Tech with a season-high 17 points. Fein finished with 15 while Jones and Tony Akins had 11 points apiece and Jason Collier had 10.
Charles Walker had 17 points for the Rattlers, who lost their seventh in eight games.
Tech, which had been plagued by poor shooting in its last three games (31 percent from the field and 22 percent from the 3-point area), remained cold in the first half.
The Yellow Jackets shot only 29 percent (12-for-41) from the field in the opening half and hit on only 2-of-19 (10.5 percent) from outside the 3-point line. In the second half, Tech made 51 percent (18-35) from the field and 33 percent (3-for-9) from 3-point land.
It was the third meeting between the two schools, with Tech winning the other two, scoring 112 points each time.