March 4, 2009
ATLANTA (AP)–Lewis Clinch scored a career-high 30 points in his final regular-season game and Georgia Tech beat Miami 78-68 on Wednesday night to end a seven-game losing streak.
Clinch, a senior playing in his final home game, made 9 of 16 3-point attempts as Georgia Tech (11-17, 2-13 Atlantic Coast Conference) took its first win since beating Wake Forest on Jan. 31.
Clinch’s high mark for 3-pointers in an ACC game this season tied the second-highest total in school history, behind Dennis Scott’s 11 against Houston on Dec. 28, 1988.
Georgia Tech led 41-25 at halftime and took a 19 point advantage at 52-33.
Miami (17-11, 6-9) cut the lead to 58-51 on back-to-back baskets by Brian Asbury, who had 16 points. Jack McClinton had 13 points and James Dews added 11 for Miami.
Gani Lawal had 14 points for Georgia Tech.