Men's Basketball

Tech Edged by Penn State, 85-83

GoJackets Iman Shumpert drives the baseline on Penn State forward Jamelle Cornley in the first half.
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Iman Shumpert drives the baseline on Penn State forward Jamelle Cornley in the first half.
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Dec. 3, 2008

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Stanley Pringle scored 22 points, Danny Morrissey came up big from 3-point range and Penn State survived woeful free-throw shooting down the stretch to hold off Georgia Tech 85-83 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night.

Penn State (7-1) squandered an early 10-point lead but looked to be in good shape when Morrissey connected on his third 3-pointer of the second half for an 81-74 lead with just over two minutes left.

But Georgia Tech (4-1) had a chance after Penn State missed three straight times on its first attempt in the 1-and-1. Two Pringle free throws with 14.2 seconds left made it 85-81, but Gani Lawal's dunk pulled the Yellow Jackets within range. Lawal finished the game with 34 points and 10 rebounds, his fourth double-double in five games.

Jamelle Cornley missed two more free throws with 5.4 seconds remaining and Georgia Tech rebounded. Iman Shumpert got off a running 3-pointer, but the ball clanked off the rim as the horn sounded.

 

 

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