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, 2-12 Atlantic Coast Conference). Losers in nine of their
last 10 conference games, the Deacons remained alongside Georgia
Tech as the only teams still unable to win a league game on the
The Yellow Jackets (11-15, 4-11) had 16 points from Anthony
Morrow and 15 from Ra'Sean Dickey. Georgia Tech stopped a 1-11
skid, their worst under sixth-year coach Paul Hewitt.
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
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
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
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