John Salley and Mark Price led No. 4 Georgia Tech to a 74-63 victory over Clemson yesterday in Atlanta to clinch second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Salley scored 20 points and Price 16 for Georgia Tech, which never trailed. The two seniors' jerseys were retired before the game.
The Yellow Jackets (23-5, 11-3 ACC) will face Clemson again in Greensboro, N.C., Friday night in the first round of the ACC tournament.
Bruce Dalrymple added 14 points and Tom Hammonds 12 for the Yellow Jackets. Glen McCants had 14 to lead Clemson (17-13, 3-11). Indiana 80, Iowa 73
Guard Steve Alford scored 25 points as 16th-ranked Indiana survived a second-half rally and beat Iowa in Bloomington, Ind., to gain a first-place tie with Michigan entering the final week of the Big Ten race.
The Hawkeyes rallied from a 19-point deficit and trailed by only one with three minutes remaining.
Rick Calloway had 16 points, Andre Harris 15 and Darryl Thomas 14 for Indiana (20-6, 12-4). Iowa (18-11, 8-8) was led by Gerry Wright, Jeff Moe and Ed Horton with 12 each. Louisville 70, Memphis St. 69
Senior guard Milt Wagner made two free throws with one second left as 13th-ranked Louisville defeated No. 7 Memphis State for the Metro Conference regular-season title.
Wagner scored 18 points and Billy Thompson 16 for Louisville (24-7, 10-2). Baskerville Holmes led visiting Memphis State (25-4, 9-3) with 19. Michigan St. 84, Wisconsin 71
Scott Skiles scored 28 points and back-court mate Darryl Johnson 18 to give 17th-ranked Michigan State a Big Ten road victory.
Michigan State improved to 20-6 overall and 11-5 in the Big Ten and stayed alive in the conference race.
Rick Olson led Wisconsin (11-16, 3-14) with 29 points. Texas Tech 63, Texas 62
Texas Tech's DeWayne Chism tipped in a missed shot with two seconds to play in Austin, spoiling the Longhorns' attempt to win the Southwest Conference title outright.
Texas had to settle for a three-way tie for the SWC crown with Texas Christian and Texas A&M, all with 12-4 conference records. Texas Tech finished fifth at 9-7. Ohio State 68, Minnesota 55
Dennis Hopson scored 26 points and Brad Sellers 20 as Ohio State (14-12) pulled away in the closing minutes to defeat Minnesota (15-14, 5-11) in a Big Ten game in Columbus, Ohio. Alabama 74, Mississippi 59
James Johnson's 19 points led Alabama to a Southeastern Conference victory in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Alabama (20-7 overall) is tied with Auburn for second place in the league at 13-5. Eric Smith's 14 points led Mississippi (11-16, 4-14. Drexel 78, Lafayette 69
Michael Anderson scored 22 points to lead top-seeded Drexel in the semifinal round of the East Coast Conference tournament in Baltimore. In tonight's final, Drexel (18-11) will play Hofstra, which defeated Bucknell, 68-66. Davidson 42, Tenn.-Chattanooga 40
Gerry Born hit from 22 feet at the buzzer in Asheville, N.C., and gave Davidson (20-10) its first Southern Conference championship and NCAA tournament berth since 1970.