Jackets win finale at coliseum

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ATLANTA --- Lance Storrs set a career scoring high in his final regular-season game, helping to put a winning end to Georgia Tech's 55 years at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Georgia Tech's Maurice Miller drops in a layup. The Yellow Jackets knocked off Miami by nine in their last game at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. 
  Associated Press
Associated Press
Georgia Tech's Maurice Miller drops in a layup. The Yellow Jackets knocked off Miami by nine in their last game at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Storrs had five 3-pointers to lead Georgia Tech's strong effort on long-range shots, Iman Shumpert had 19 points and the Yellow Jackets beat Miami 66-57 on Sunday to close their home building.

Storrs, a senior, set a career high with 15 points. He made five of seven 3-pointers while making only his sixth start of the season and ninth of his career.

"I just wanted to go out of this building with a big game," Storrs said.

Shumpert and Jason Morris, who had 11 points, each added three 3-pointers as Georgia Tech overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half. The Yellow Jackets' 12 3-pointers were one shy of their season high.

Georgia Tech (13-17 overall, 5-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) finished a disappointing regular season under coach Paul Hewitt with its first two-game winning streak since January.

The poor record has left Hewitt's status in question. Associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said last week athletic director Dan Radakovich will review Hewitt's status following the season.

Georgia Tech, which was 23-13 a year ago, will play Virginia Tech on Thursday in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

Maurice Miller, Georgia Tech's only other senior, had 14 points and five assists.

"I wanted to make it a special night," Shumpert said. "I wanted Lance and Moe to feel good on this night. It was a big night for us."

A crowd of 8,025, short of a sellout but the second-largest of the season, saw the final game at Georgia Tech's home facility.

The Yellow Jackets will play at Philips Arena and the Gwinnett Arena next season as the coliseum is almost completely rebuilt on the existing site. The new facility will open in the 2012-13 season as the McCamish Pavilion.

Adrian Thomas had 14 points and Durand Scott had 13 for Miami (18-13, 6-10 ACC).

FLORIDA STATE 72,

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 62

In Raleigh, N.C., Derwin Kitchen had 17 points and matched a career high with 13 rebounds to help Florida State beat North Carolina State.

Bernard James added 14 points for the Seminoles (21-9, 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won three of five to close the regular season.

Freshman C.J. Leslie had 12 points to lead the Wolfpack (15-15, 5-11), who trailed most of the day and made a push to take a one-point lead with about 8 minutes left. But Kitchen scored a pair of baskets to put the Seminoles ahead for good.

BOSTON COLLEGE 84,

WAKE FOREST 68

In Boston, Corey Raji scored 21 points and Biko Paris had 19 to lead Boston College as the Eagles made their final regular-season case for an NCAA Tournament berth.

BC (19-11, 9-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its last three games and could reach the 20-win mark with a win in the first round of the conference tournament.

The Demon Deacons (8-23, 1-15) lost their last 10 games.

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