Andre Young paces Clemson to victory

Clemson 64, Georgia Tech 62

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CLEMSON, S.C. — Andre Young wanted his shooting slump to end and see Clemson pull out a close victory. The Tigers senior got both against Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Senior Andre Young had 29 points to help Clemson turn back Georgia Tech.  MARK CRAMMER/ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL
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Senior Andre Young had 29 points to help Clemson turn back Georgia Tech.

Young had career highs with 29 points and seven 3-pointers and Clemson held off a late Yellow Jackets rally for a 64-62 victory.

“I’m happy for both,” Young said. “That slump was definitely frustrating. We got a lot of losses and I definitely felt responsible for some of that. At the same time, it’s finally great to see our team gut out a tough game that really came down to one possession.”

The Tigers (10-9, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak, but watched a 16-point lead nearly disappear over the final six minutes.

Jason Morris’ 3-pointer with 23.5 seconds left drew Georgia Tech within three points at 62-59.

But Young followed with a pair of foul shots to extend the lead and beat the Yellow Jackets (8-11, 1-4) for a fourth consecutive time.

FLORIDA STATE 76, NO. 4 DUKE 73

In Durham, N.C., Michael Snaer hit a 3-pointer as time expired and Florida State snapped Duke’s 45-game homecourt winning streak.

Snaer scored 14 points and the Seminoles (13-6, 4-1 ACC) won their fourth consecutive game.

Austin Rivers had 19 points and tied the game on a driving basket with 4.9 seconds left for the Blue Devils (16-3, 4-1), who last lost at home against North Carolina in February 2009.

Duke led by nine in the first half and by eight midway through the second half.

WAKE FOREST 71, BOSTON COLLEGE 56

In Boston, Travis McKie scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and C. J. Harris had 15 points to lead Wake Forest (11-8, 2-3 ACC) over Boston College (7-12, 2-3).

TEMPLE 73, MARYLAND 60

In Philadelphia, Khalif Wyatt and Ramone Moore each scored 20 points to lead Temple (13-5) over Maryland (12-6).


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