ATLANTA — One day after upsetting Clemson in the opening round of the ACC tournament, Georgia Tech’s winning ways ended on a last-second prayer. With freshman guard Iman Shumpert’s runner bouncing off the rim, the Yellow Jackets lost to Florida State 64-62 in the second round.
With their win, the Seminoles advance to Saturday afternoon’s semifinal contest against North Carolina. Tipoff is slated for 1:30 p.m.
As was the case Thursday, Lewis Clinch was once again Georgia Tech’s leading scorer, as his 25 led the Yellow Jackets in the loss. Twenty-one of his points were the result of 3-pointers. From behind the arc, the senior guard was 7-for-19.
Georgia Tech was also led by sophomore forward Gani Lawal who had 11 points and seven rebounds. Freshman guard Shumpert also finished with 11.
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For Florida State, senior guard Toney Douglas was the spark, scoring 25 points en route to the win.