Final OT

Florida St 66

(10-2, 1-0 ACC)

(22) Georgia Tech 59

(8-2, 0-1 ACC)

    5:30 PM ET, December 20, 2009

    McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Georgia

    1 2 OT T
    FSU 27 27 1266
    #22GT 22 32 559

    Top Performers

    Florida St: R. Reid 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Georgia Tech: D. Favors 8 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 4 Blk

    Reid scores 17 as Seminoles end Yellow Jackets' win streak at 7

    Associated Press

    ATLANTA -- Ryan Reid loved the game plan Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton designed to defend Georgia Tech.

    Match size with size. Seal off passing lanes. Make the Yellow Jackets earn every shot.

    "They have big strong guys," Reid said. "We couldn't let them dunk on us. When they get into the post, they're dangerous. They're a pretty good team."

    Fast Facts

    • Ryan Reid's 17 points led the Seminoles to their fourth straight win, this time over Georgia Tech.

    • In addition to Reid, Solomon Alabi had nine points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, helping the Seminoles snap a three-game losing streak against ranked opponents.

    • Zachery Peacock (17 points) led the way for the Yellow Jackets, whose loss snapped an eight-game win streak against unranked foes.

    • Derrick Favors (8 points) failed to reach double figures in points for the first time in his collegiate career.

    -- ESPN Stats & Information

    Reid scored a career-high 17 points, and Chris Singleton hit the go-ahead basket with 1:05 left in overtime to help Florida State beat Georgia Tech (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) 66-59 on Sunday night.

    The Seminoles (10-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their fourth straight and stopped Georgia Tech's seven-game winning streak.

    Hamilton was delighted that Reid, a senior power forward known mostly for his defense, gave Florida State an offensive boost.

    "He is the only senior we have on this team," Hamilton said. "He's been our unsung hero for two or three years. He always seems to take the toughest defensive assignments and does all the dirty work."

    Zachery Peacock scored 17 for the Yellow Jackets (8-2, 0-1 ACC). Mfon Udofia added 12 points, and Derrick Favors pulled down 12 rebounds as Georgia Tech lost its fourth straight ACC opener.

    "We went into the game feeling like we had to score in transition before they could set up defensively, but we did not do that," Jackets coach Paul Hewitt said. "We shot early and quick in the first half. In the second half, we did a better job moving the ball around and getting some open shots."

    Reid scored on Florida State's first two possessions of overtime before Singleton banked in a one-handed runner to make it 61-59 and put the Seminoles ahead to stay.

    On his first overtime basket, Reid hit a 15-footer from the left baseline after Derwin Kitchen drove the lane and passed to his open teammate.

    "I'm not being big-headed, but I've been working on that shot," Reid said. "It just went down."

    Singleton missed his first eight shots from the field and finished 0 for 6 on 3-point attempts.

    Peacock, whose 17-footer forced a 54-54 tie with 33 seconds left in regulation, hit a 3-pointer to begin OT and give the Yellow Jackets their first lead since his runner made it 37-36 at the 9:47 mark of the second half.

    But Georgia Tech ended the game with a 32.9 percentage on 70 attempts from the field. Gani Lawal scored a season-low four points on 1 for 7 shooting, and Brian Oliver went 1 for 6 on 3-point attempts.

    Lawal began the game tied for the conference lead with a 10.4 rebounding average. He finished with four.

    "We all know Gani is an outstanding player, and a couple of shots just didn't fall for him, and we were able to get enough guys around him," Hamilton said. "At times when he got the ball, we had about four or five guys around him, and that's because we have so much respect for him."

    The 6-foot-10, 246-pound Favors couldn't do much against the Seminoles, either.

    "They're a pretty long team, so I guess the guards couldn't see a way to get into the post," Favors said. "It did get frustrating a little bit, but you've got to move on to the next play."

    The Yellow Jackets, who hit only eight of 26 shots beyond the arc, are seeking their second winning ACC record, and first since the 2003-04 team advanced to the national title game, in 10 seasons under Hewitt.

    Georgia Tech went 2-14 in the conference last season, but Hewitt is hoping his three starting freshmen, Favors, Udofia, Oliver and Glen Rice Jr., can help turn the school's fortunes.

    "They're good players," Hewitt said.

    Florida State, coming off a 10-6 ACC record last season, took its fourth straight victory in the series.

    Deividas Dulkys had 12 points, and Solomon Alabi finished with 12 rebounds for the Seminoles.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 66 59
    FG Made-Attempted 24-60 (.400) 23-70 (.329)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-23 (.522) 5-7 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 3

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