February 28, 1999
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Terrell McIntyre scored 22 points and handed out 10 assists to lead Clemson to a 92-64 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday.
Clemson (16-13, 5-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) put this one away early as it made 6 of 9 first-half 3-pointers to lead 46-22 at the break.
Georgia Tech (15-14, 6-10) had beaten the Tigers 66-62 on Jan. 28, but scored only one field goal in the last 9:44 of the opening half.
McIntyre led Clemson’s four seniors – the others are Tony Christie, Tom Wideman and Harold Jamison – to a Senior Day blowout and their fourth straight home victory.
The group, who all started since their freshman years, combined for 53 points and 24 rebounds.
Christie had 16 points, while Andrius Jurkunas scored 14 for the Tigers.
Jurkunas hit consecutive 3-pointers – he was 5 of 5 from the field – and Christie had a three-point play and a 3-pointer as Clemson went up 16-7.
Georgia Tech, which has lost six straight games at Clemson, was led by Jason Floyd with 15 points and Jason Collier and Tony Akins with 14 points apiece.
Clemson shot 52 percent from the field while limiting Tech to 35 percent.
Both teams now head to the 46th annual ACC Tournament in Charlotte. Clemson, the seventh seed, will play Florida State at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Georgia Tech, the sixth seed, will face North Carolina at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Clemson shot 53 percent in the first half on its way to the large halftime lead.
Akins made a 3-pointer with 9:44 remaining, but then the Yellow Jackets went ice cold. They managed only five free throws in the next six minutes.
The Yellow Jackets ets shot just 27 percent from the field (7-of-26) in the first half.
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