The Seminoles (17-7, 7-3 ACC) desperately needed a win to beef up their NCAA resume, especially after the 89-69 rout by North Carolina and an ugly 62-44 loss at Clemson the week before that.
For the second straight game, Georgia Tech (10-13, 3-7) had a devastating scoreless stretch in the early going. Last weekend, Clemson put together a 22-0 run on the way to a 65-56 victory. This time, the Yellow Jackets went nearly 7 minutes without scoring, a dreadful display that included 11 straight missed shots and five turnovers. Georgia Tech scored a grand total of 18 first half points.
Iman Shumpert led Georgia Tech with 25 points, and Glen Rice Jr. had 24.
The Jackets have lost four in a row and five out of six, putting more heat on embattled coach Paul Hewitt. In addition to poor results on the court, the administration can’t be too thrilled about playing one ACC game after another in a half-filled arena.