Georgia Tech falls to 8-7 with road loss to Florida State

Credit: Jason Getz /

Credit: Jason Getz /

Georgia Tech jumped to a quick nine-point lead but it was all uphill from there and the Yellow Jackets lost to Florida State 75-64 on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Lance Terry scored 17 points for Tech (8-7, 1-4 in the ACC). Miles Kelly had 16 and Dallan Coleman added 11.

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Matthew Cleveland scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as FSU won its fourth game in its past six. The Seminoles have won four consecutive at home against Tech.

It was Cleveland’s fifth consecutive double-double. He entered the game averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds. Cleveland finished two points short of his career high.

Darin Green scored all 18 his points after halftime for Florida State (5-11, 3-2) and Caleb Mills scored 13.

Tech built a 16-7 lead just over four minutes into the game before FSU went on to outscore the Jackets 32-20 for a 39-36 halftime lead. The Seminoles started the second half with a 16-4 run and Jalen Warley’s three-point play with 13:38 left made it 55-40. Florida State led by double digits the rest of the way.

FSU 75, Georgia Tech 64

FSU shot 30 for 61 (49.2%) including 10 for 25 from 3-point range. The Seminoles finished with 23 assists.

Tech travels to Notre Dame on Tuesday.