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Jackets Roll Over Clemson, 74-50

Feb 6, 2002

Box Score

By JEFFREY COLLINS
Associated Press Writer

CLEMSON, S.C. B.J. Elder scored 19 points and Clarence Moore pulled down 13 rebounds as Georgia Tech beat Clemson 74-50 on Wednesday night.

The two teams are going in different directions. Georgia Tech has won three Atlantic Coast Conference games in a row, while Clemson has lost seven straight ACC games and is back in the league basement after starting 2-1.

The Yellow Jackets (10-13, 3-7 ACC) hit 11-of-23 3-pointers, while the Tigers were just 4-of-21 behind the arc.

Tony Akins scored 12 for Georgia Tech, while Halston Lane added 11.

Clemson (11-12, 2-8) was led by Jamar McKnight’s 15 points. Edward Scott dished out nine assists, but shot just 2-of-8 from the field and finished with five points.

The Yellow Jackets led 15-13 with ten minutes left in the first half before scoring 14 straight points in just over two minutes to take a 29-13 lead.

The burst started with an Akins’ 3-pointer, followed by Ed Nelson’s three-point play. Elder then hit back-to-back 3s and finished the run with a dunk off his own steal.

Georgia Tech shot 9-of-15 from behind the arc in the first half, while Clemson shot just 2-of-10 from long range.

The Yellow Jackets led 44-24 at the break, but struggled in the second half, going 8{ minutes without hitting a field goal. Clemson shaved just seven points off the lead during that stretch and trailed 56-36 when Nelson’s free-throw line jumper rattled in with 8:00 left.

The 50 points were the fewest the Tigers have scored all season.

Clemson’s starting backcourt of Tony Stockman and Edward Scott didn’t score until Scott’s short jumper with 16:27 left in the game. The pair missed 11 shots in the first half and went 3-of-17 for the game.

Georgia Tech shot 51.9 percent (28-of-54), while the Tigers shot 34 percent (17-of-50).

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