Young leads Clemson past Georgia Tech to 64-62 win
Saturday, January 21, 2012
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Andre Young had career highs with 29 points and seven 3-pointers, and Clemson held off a late rally to beat Georgia Tech 64-62 on Saturday.
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 straight time.
Young, a senior, surpassed his previous high of 22 points, an accomplishment that last took place in Clemson's NCAA tournament loss to West Virginia last March.
Glen Rice Jr. scored 15 of his 19 points in the final five minutes to rally Georgia Tech.