McClinton leads Hurricanes past Georgia Tech
Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) – Jack McClinton scored 22 points and
Anthony Harris added 21 to lead the Miami Hurricanes to a 90-82 win over the
21st-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the conference opener for both
Brain Asbury hit six-of-eight from the field, scoring 16 points and grabbing
eight rebounds for the Hurricanes (5-3, 1-0 ACC). Raymond Hicks hit all five
shots he took from the field, scoring 11 points for Miami, which had lost
three of four coming into the game.
Lewis Clinch scored 22 points to lead the Yellow Jackets, hitting 7-of-14
shots, including four-of-eight from behind the three-point arc. Javaris
Crittenton scored 19 points, also hitting four-of-eight from behind the arc,
and Ra’Sean Dickey also hit for 19 points. Jeremis Smith added 11 points for
Georgia Tech (6-2, 0-1 ACC), which has lost two of three after starting the
season with five straight wins.
Miami led for much of the game, but the Yellow Jackets were able to cut the
deficit to two points at 77-75 on a Thaddeus Young free throw with 3:20 left
in the game. That was as close as Georgia Tech would get, though, as back-to-
back dunks by Dwayne Collins stretched the Hurricanes lead back to six at
81-75 with just under two minutes left.
Miami hit its free throws down the stretch, quelling any comeback hopes for
the Yellow Jackets.
The Hurricanes scored the first five points of the game to take the early
lead, but Georgia Tech fought back and led briefly in the first half. Miami
led 39-37 at the half, though, and controlled the tempo in the second half.
Miami shot a scorching 56 percent from the field, including 8-of-17 (47
percent) from behind the three-point arc, while Georgia Tech hit 46 percent of
its shots from the field, but only 9-of-26 (35 percent) from behind the
line…The Hurricanes outrebounded the Yellow Jackets, 37-31…Miami scored 12
fastbreak points, to only two by Georgia Tech.