Dec 16, 2001
By ED SHEARER
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA – Clarence Moore scored 20 points, including a 3-pointer 19 seconds into the game to give Georgia Tech the lead for good, and the Yellow Jackets beat No. 13 Syracuse 96-80 Sunday.
It was the second straight loss for the Orangemen (9-2), who played their third consecutive game without coach Jim Boeheim. He is expected to miss one more game following prostate surgery.
The Yellow Jackets (4-5) used a 13-0 run to take a 34-17 lead and they were up 38-25 at halftime.
Syracuse cut the lead to 55-49 with 13:24 remaining on a 3-pointer by DeShaun Williams. But Georgia Tech came back with a 10-0 run that featured a 3-pointer by Tony Akins and a three-point play by Marvin Lewis that made it 67-51 with 10:03 remaining.
Kueth Duany led the Orangemen with 20 points, while Williams added 16 and Preston Shumpert and James Thues each had 13.
Akins had 18 points and Lewis and Robert Brooks each added 17 for the Yellow Jackets, who twice built 24-point leads, the last on a driving layup by Moore that made it 88-64 with 4:20 to play.
Syracuse shot only 34 percent in the first half and committed 15 of its 23 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.
The game was the nightcap of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl doubleheader that drew a crowd of 7,116 to Philips Arena. Mississippi State beat Georgia State 72-63 in the opener.