TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Adrian Crawford scored 20 points and sparked a second-half rally to lead Florida State to a 69-59 win Wednesday over Georgia Tech.
| Florida State’s Monte|
Cummings attempts to
drive past the
defensive efforts of
Robert Brooks (34)
in the first half
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001,
in Tallahassee, Fla.
(AP Photo/Phil Coale)
Florida State used an 18-3 run to take control of the game in the second half after falling behind 44-42.
Crawford, a senior playing in his last home game, scored 12 points during the run and had 16 in the second half. Georgia Tech (16-11, 8-8 ACC) made only 25 percent of its shots in the game.
The loss was a blow to the Yellow Jackets’ efforts to lock up a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Mike Mathews and Delvon Arrington each scored 13 points for Florida State (8-20, 3-12) and each had nine in the second half.
Tony Akins led Georgia Tech with 20 points, while Marvin Lewis added 12. Florida State led 24-22 at halftime after leading for most of the first half.
Georgia Tech used a 9-0 run to briefly go ahead 22-20, but Crawford scored the final four points of the half. Georgia Tech shot poorly in the first half, making only 22 percent of its shots and scoring only 10 points in the first 12 minutes.
The win broke a three-game losing streak for Florida State, which finishes the regular season Saturday at Clemson. Georgia Tech does not play again until next week in the ACC tournament.