ATLANTA (AP) _ Lewis Clinch scored 20 points and Georgia Tech
rallied in the second half to avoid another embarrassing
out-of-conference loss, beating city rival Georgia State 72-67
The Yellow Jackets (4-4) already have lost to UNC-Greensboro and
Winthrop, and they trailed the Panthers 40-32 after going nearly
five minutes without a point to start the second half.
But Georgia State (2-5), which was hosting Georgia Tech for the
first time since 1973 even though the Atlanta schools are only a
couple of miles apart, couldn't hold on for the first signature win
of coach Rod Barnes' tenure.
Clinch hit a jumper in the lane with 6:02 remaining to cap a
13-5 run that gave the Yellow Jackets their first lead of the
second half, 58-56.
Leonard Mendez, who led the Panthers with 20 points, made two
free throws to tie it up again, but Josh Peacock scored on the
inside after setting a big pick near midcourt. Georgia Tech led the
rest of the way.
Peacock added 19 points for Georgia Tech.
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