January 27, 2001 - by
Florida State Drops Close Call To Georgia Tech, 77-68

Jan. 27, 2001



Box Score


By KEITH PARSONS
Associated Press Writer

ATLANTA – Alvin Jones had 26 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots
Saturday as Georgia Tech beat Florida State 77-68, keeping the Seminoles
winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Jones’ play helped the Yellow Jackets (12-7 overall, 4-4 ACC) overcome their
worst performance of the season from beyond the 3-point arc. Tech entered the
game averaging nearly 10 3-pointers a contest but hit just 4-of-19 against
Florida State.

But none of the players the Seminoles (5-15, 0-7) used at center could
contain Jones, and starter Mike Mathews and reserve David Anderson both fouled
out trying.

Monte Cummings came off the bench to score 17 points for Florida State,
which has lost six straight, and Antwuan Dixon added 15. Point guard Delvon
Arrington
had 10 points, seven assists, six rebounds and a career-high six
steals.

The Seminoles led just once, 4-3, and fell behind by double digits before
rallying in the second half. Twice they got their deficit to 1 point, the
second time coming with more than 11 minutes left in the game on Andrew
Wilson’s layup.

Tech’s lead was just 64-60 with about five minutes left but the Yellow
Jackets held Florida State without a shot for the next three and a half
minutes. A 10-0 run stretched the margin to 74-60.

Sean Fein scored 12 points for the Yellow Jackets, and Marvin Lewis and Tony
Akins had 11 apiece.

The Seminoles had 21 turnovers, including six by Arrington and five by
Cummings, and shot just 41 percent. They fell to 48-63 under coach Steve
Robinson, who’s in his fourth season.

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