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Yellow Jackets win final game at Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Yellow Jackets led by Shumpert's 19 points
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ATLANTA — Lance Storrs set a career scoring high in his final regular-season game, helping to put a winning end to Georgia Tech's 55 years at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Storrs had five 3-pointers to lead Georgia Tech's strong effort on long-range shots, Iman Shumpert had 19 points and the Yellow Jackets beat Miami 66-57 on Sunday to close their home building.

Storrs, a senior, set a career high with 15 points. He made five of seven 3-pointers while making only his sixth start of the season and ninth of his career.

"I just wanted to go out of this building with a big game," Storrs said.

Shumpert and Jason Morris, who had 11 points, each added three 3-pointers as Georgia Tech overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half. The Yellow Jackets' 12 3-pointers were one shy of their season high.

Georgia Tech (13-17 overall, 5-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) finished a disappointing regular season under coach Paul Hewitt with its first two-game winning streak since January.

The poor record has left Hewitt's status in question. Associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said last week athletic director Dan Radakovich will review Hewitt's status following the season.

Georgia Tech, which was 23-13 a year ago, will play Virginia Tech on Thursday in the first round of the ACC tournament.

"We wanted to carry some momentum into the ACC tournament," Storrs said.

Maurice Miller, Georgia Tech's only other senior, had 14 points and five assists.

"I wanted to make it a special night," Shumpert said. "I wanted Lance and Moe to feel good on this night. It was a big night for us."

Adrian Thomas had 14 points and Durand Scott had 13 for Miami (18-13, 6-10 ACC), which was hurt by 21 turnovers.

The turnovers led to 23 points for the Yellow Jackets, who extended their press defense with success in the second half.

"Our inability to handle the ball was the difference," said Miami coach Frank Haith. "Georgia Tech's pressure was good, but our guard play was not very good and particularly there in the second half. It's as simple as that."

Miami had won six of nine before being outscored 39-23 in the second half.

"We've been playing well lately," Haith said. "That's the first game we didn't play well in quite a while."

Miami led 37-27 early in the second half but couldn't stop Georgia Tech's 3-point shooting. The Yellow Jackets made 12 of 28 3-pointers. Their 42.9-percent shooting on 3s was far better than their season average of 29.6, last in the ACC.

"I think we moved from a point where we were taking poor shots to taking good shots and just not making them," Hewitt said of his team's progress through the season.

"We made our shots today and so it looks a lot different. I think our shot selection has improved."

Hewitt said the late-season addition of Morris to the lineup helped to free more scoring opportunities for Shumpert, who had four assists and five steals.

Miami ranks 11th in the ACC with its minus-2.1 turnover margin. Georgia Tech attempted to take advantage of the Hurricanes' weakness by putting pressure on the ball early and leaning on Shumpert's shooting.

Shumpert hit three 3-pointers in the first 7 minutes and scored Georgia Tech's first 11 points as the Yellow Jackets led 14-5.

Miami answered with 12 straight points to take the lead.

Thomas, who averages 9.2 points, had 11 in the first half as Miami led 34-27 at the break.

Miami pushed its lead to 10 points when Malcolm Grant opened the second half with a 3-pointer. Miami then collapsed under the weight of its growing turnovers as Georgia Tech took the lead with a 20-4 run, capped by Storrs' 3-pointer.

A crowd of 8,025, short of a sellout but the second-largest of the season, saw the final game in the 55-year history of Georgia Tech's home facility.

Georgia Tech will play at Philips Arena and the Gwinnett Arena next season as the coliseum is almost completely rebuilt on the existing site. The new facility will open in the 2012-13 season as the McCamish Pavilion.

Georgia Tech's average home attendance of 5,967 entering Sunday's game ranked ahead of only Miami (5,189) and Boston College (5,276) in the ACC.

Georgia Tech, which beat Wake Forest 80-54 on Thursday night, closed the regular season with its first two-game winning streak since back-to-back wins over North Carolina and Wake Forest in mid-January.

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