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Georgia Tech Rallies Past Florida State

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.

It is the Yellow Jackets' first win in nearly two years on an opponent's home court. Crittenton, a freshman from Atlanta, has scored 89 points in the last four games for Georgia Tech. His 11 straight points sparked a 13-to-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 -- which improved to 17-8 overall and 5-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference -- also defeated Florida State 88-80 in Atlanta, Jan. 13.

Isaiah Swann scored a career high 23 points for Florida State (17-9 and 5-7) and Al Thornton added 16 points and six rebounds for the Seminoles. 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 percent in the second half, going 10 minutes with just a single Swann field goal while Crittenton took the game over. Swann had 14 points in the first half to help Florida State to a 35-30 lead at the break.

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