Feb. 13, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -Javaris Crittenton scored a career high 29 points Tuesday night, including 11 straight during a decisive run in the second half, as Georgia Tech defeated Florida State 63-57 for the Yellow Jackets first road win in nearly two years.
Crittenton, a 6-5 freshman from Atlanta has scored 89 points in the last four games for Georgia Tech, which had not won on an opponent’s home floor since a 76-72 win at Miami on Feb. 26, 2005.
Crittenton’s 11 straight points sparked a 13-2 run as Tech built a 48-40 lead and he added five free throws in the final 78 seconds to preserve the win.
Georgia Tech (17-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) also defeated Florida State 88-80 in Atlanta, Jan. 13.
Jeremis Smith was the only other Tech player in double figures with 10 points.
Thornton picked up his fourth foul with 17:07 left with Florida State up 38-33 and the Seminoles managed just two points while he was on the bench.
The Seminoles shot a just 26.1 percent in the second half, going 10 minutes with just a single Swann field goal while Crittenton took the game over. Florida State scored just nine points in the first 16:23 of the second half.
Swann had 14 points in the first half to help Florida State to a 35-30 lead at the break.