Presbyterian vs Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech 52, Presbyterian 38

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ATLANTA (AP) - Freshmen Marcus Georges-Hunt and Robert Carter Jr. scored 10 points each Wednesday to lead Georgia Tech to a 52-38 win over Presbyterian in a nonconference matchup.

The Yellow Jackets (2-0) weren't very good from distance in making just 3-of-20 3-point shots, and for a long time they weren't very good in the paint, either, before whipping the Blue Hose (0-2) badly in the paint in the second half.

The bigger team from the Atlantic Coast Conference had a 22-4 edge in points in the paint after trailing 25-24 at intermission.

Presbyterian senior guard Khalid Mutakabbir led the Blue Hose with 13 points, 12 of them coming in the first half.

The Yellow Jackets started the second half with an 18-2 to take a 42-27 lead on freshman Chris Bolden's dunk with 11:45 remaining in the game.

Georgia Tech's second-half success came in stark contrast to the Jackets' first half problems. They moved easily to a 12-2 lead, but then struggled with the Presbyterian zone for the remainder of the first half.

The Yellow Jackets missed their next 11 shots - 10 of them jumpers and seven of them from 3-point distance - and the Blue Hose used an 18-4 run to take a 20-16 lead on Mutakabbir's second straight 3-pointer with 3:53 left. All of Tech's points in that span came on senior point guard Mfon Udofia's free throws.

Presbyterian outscored Georgia Tech 10-6 in the paint in the first half.

The Yellow Jackets matched that paint total on its first three possessions of the second half as forward Carter Jr., center Daniel Miller and then Carter again scored from point-blank range for a 30-27 lead that Georgia Tech never lost.

After Georgia Tech pushed its lead to 15 points with the 18-2 run, Presbyterian never drew closer than 46-38. That came when William Truss scored a layup for the Blue Hose with 2:45 to go.

Despite their size advantage, the Yellow Jackets carved out a modest 34-30 rebounding edge, but Presbyterian suffered 18 turnovers to Georgia Tech's seven, and the Yellow Jackets made 11 free throws to Presbyterian's three.

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Scoreboard
Presbyterian (0-2)251338
Georgia Tech (2-0) «242852

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Presbyterian Blue Hose
J. Downing, F384-140-04039
J. Clyburn, F242-50-18044
W. Truss, C344-50-05058
K. Mutakabbir, G404-112-427113
A. Anderson, G371-20-01333
R. McTavish250-31-21041
J. Campbell20-00-01000
Totals 15-403-730102038
 37.5%42.9% 
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
M. Georges-Hunt, F294-112-342110
R. Carter, F244-111-340110
D. Miller, C282-33-49117
M. Udofia, G301-54-50607
B. Reed, G170-50-03000
C. Bolden192-50-00024
K. Holsey193-61-15107
J. Morris162-80-00025
P. Jordan91-20-01012
J. Royal90-10-04030
Totals 19-5711-1634101152
 33.3%68.8% 
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Winthrop15-326-770
UNC-Ash.15-323-1073
Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Louisville12-625-97
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Duke11-728-96
Virginia11-723-1118
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Syracuse10-819-1584
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
Clemson6-1217-1668
Pittsburgh4-1416-1774
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
 
Other games
WISC 56 Final
FLA 74
UAB 60 Final
CREI 77