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Strong Second Half Pushes Georgia Tech Past Wake Forest, 76-61

Feb. 25, 2006

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ATLANTA (AP) – Freshman Lewis Clinch scored a career-high 20 points as Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 76-61 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak and keep the Demon Deacons winless in conference road games.

Eric Williams had 24 points and 15 rebounds for Wake Forest (14-14, 3-12 Atlantic Coast Conference).

The Yellow Jackets (11-15, 4-11) had 16 points from Anthony Morrow and 15 from Ra’Sean Dickey.

Coming off an overtime win over Clemson Wednesday that stopped a 1-8 skid, Wake Forest never drew closer than six after Justin Gray’s straightaway 3-pointer cut the lead to 48-42 with 15:44 remaining.

Clinch answered 14 seconds later with a 3 from the right wing. The guard from Crisp County High in Cordele, Ga., was 5-for-7 on shots beyond the arc.

The Deacons cut the lead to seven on Trent Strickland’s 3 with 12:05 left in the game, but culminating with Dickey’s three-point play 5:41 later, Georgia Tech’s 9-2 run that put the Jackets ahead 65-49.

Morrow dribbled along the left baseline before leaving his feet and passing to Dickey, who leaned in and drew a foul from Kyle Visser to give Tech its biggest lead.

Wake was trying to win consecutive games since beating Charleston Southern on Dec. 30 and East Carolina on Jan. 3.

Tech ended the regular season with a 4-4 home ACC record. The Jackets travel to Clemson next Saturday before the conference tournament begins March 9 in Greensboro, N.C.

Wake visits Boston College and hosts North Carolina State next week.

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