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Georgia Tech beats Alcorn St 74-50 on Lammers double-double

ATLANTA (AP) First-year Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner saw another positive step in the growth of center Ben Lammers on Sunday afternoon.

Lammers had 12 points and 13 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Georgia Tech routed Alcorn State 74-50 Sunday at McCamish Pavilion.

''When I first saw Ben in April when I first got the job and had our first workout, I was like, `Man, he's got some talent but he has a long way to go,''' Pastner said. ''To his credit, he's gotten better and better and better.''

The 6-foot-10 junior was 5-for-7 from the field and had six offensive rebounds and one blocked shot for the Yellow Jackets, who won their second-straight game. Lammers played only 20 minutes and didn't return to the court for the final 6:39.

''He got after it,'' Alcorn coach Montez Robinson said. ''He gets his hands on a lot of things.''

Georgia Tech (6-3) had three others in double figures: Josh Okogie with 14 points and three steals, Tadric Jackson with 14 points, and Quinton Stephens with 11 points and eight rebounds.

''Good win, especially coming after finals,'' Pastner said. ''I know it's been a long layoff for us, 10 days, but we found a way to get a good win and kind of validated the Virginia Commonwealth win (on Dec. 7).''

Alcorn State (2-7) lost its fifth-straight game. The Braves were led by A.J. Mosby with 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and Reginal Johnson with 15 points and five rebounds

''Georgia Tech came out and played well,'' Robinson said. ''They really got us out of what we wanted to run. They had a great plan for our guys. We tried to battle through it but just could never get over the hump.''

Alcorn State was able to hang around for the early part of the first half because of its 3-point success. The Braves were within 18-12 when Denzel Dulin made a 3-pointer with 11:28 left in the first half.

But Georgia Tech responded with a 12-2 run that included back-to-back dunks from Jackson and Lammers, as well as a three-point play from Okogie. The run gave the Yellow Jackets a 30-14 lead with 6:00 left in the half.

Georgia Tech led 39-22 at the half. Alcorn stayed close because of its 3-point success, hitting 6 of 7, and because it scored 11 points off seven Georgia Tech turnovers.

''Defensively they hit those 3s in the first half but we did force them into 21 turnovers,'' Pastner said. ''We've still got some things to work on.''

BIG PICTURE

Georgia Tech: Freshman Josh Okogie scored a career-low three points in his last game, but equaled that by making a three-point play on the first possession of the game. He finished with 14.

Alcorn State: Leading scorer Reginal Johnson didn't score his first basket until the 16:31 mark of the second half. He was denied the ball by the Georgia Tech defense and didn't take a shot in the first half. He finished with 15.

CHARITY WORK

Georgia Tech's state goal is to make more free throws than its opponent tries. The Yellow Jackets made 20-of-27, with Alcorn attempting just 15 and making 11.

GEORGIA CONNECTION

Alcorn State had five Georgians on its roster. Robinson said the group may have been somewhat overeager to play at Georgia Tech. Of the quintet, Cartersville native Mosby led the Braves with 16 points.

HITTING THE GLASS

Georgia Tech outrebounded Alcorn State 46-31. It was the sixth time the Yellow Jackets have beaten the opposition on the glass. It was the biggest margin, two more than their previous best against Tulane on Nov. 26.

UP NEXT

Georgia Tech plays again at home on Tuesday against state-rival Georgia.

Alcorn State is at Grand Canyon on Tuesday.

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Key Players
M. Vance
30 F
B. Lammers
35.4 Min. Per Game 35.4
15.8 Pts. Per Game 15.8
1.5 Ast. Per Game 1.5
10.8 Reb. Per Game 10.8
36.2 Field Goal % 60.0
41.9 Three Point %
55.2 Free Throw % 75.0
  Defensive rebound by Yalen Reed 26.0
  Jodan Price missed 3-pt. jump shot 28.0
+ 1 Juwan Henderson made 2nd of 2 free throws 31.0
+ 1 Juwan Henderson made free throw 31.0
  Personal foul on Shaheed Medlock 31.0
  Offensive foul turnover on Rand Rowland 31.0
+ 1 Rahamanh Katumbusi made 2nd of 2 free throws 47.0
+ 1 Rahamanh Katumbusi made 1st of 2 free throws 47.0
  Shooting foul on Georgia Tech 47.0
  Defensive rebound by Rahamanh Katumbusi 47.0
  Rand Rowland missed hook shot, blocked by Devon Brewer 49.0
Team Stats
Points 50 74
Field Goals 16-51 (31.4%) 26-62 (41.9%)
3-Pointers 7-19 (36.8%) 2-11 (18.2%)
Free Throws 11-15 (73.3%) 20-27 (74.1%)
Total Rebounds 31 46
Offensive 8 17
Defensive 16 27
Team 7 2
Assists 7 18
Steals 6 10
Blocks 5 6
Turnovers 20 14
Fouls 19 14
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST
14 PTS, 3 REB
12T
away team logo Alcorn State 2-7 222850
home team logo Georgia Tech 6-3 393574
Team Stats
away team logo Alcorn State 2-7 64.4 PPG 37.5 RPG 12.6 APG
home team logo Georgia Tech 6-3 65.3 PPG 36.8 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
00
A. Mosby G PPG RPG APG FG%
00
J. Okogie G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Mosby G 16 PTS 3 REB 3 AST
J. Okogie G 14 PTS 0 REB 2 AST
31.4 FG% 41.9
36.8 3PT FG% 18.2
73.3 FT% 74.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Mosby 16 3 3 5/8 4/5 2/2 1 32 0 1 5 1 2
A. Patterson 1 2 1 0/5 0/3 1/2 2 20 1 0 4 0 2
D. Brewer 0 0 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 9 1 1 1 0 0
T. Carter 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 1 0 0
Y. Reed 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 4 14 0 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Mosby 16 3 3 5/8 4/5 2/2 1 32 0 1 5 1 2
A. Patterson 1 2 1 0/5 0/3 1/2 2 20 1 0 4 0 2
D. Brewer 0 0 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 9 1 1 1 0 0
T. Carter 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 1 0 0
Y. Reed 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 4 14 0 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Johnson 15 5 0 6/10 0/2 3/5 1 25 1 0 1 3 2
D. Dulin 5 0 0 2/8 1/3 0/0 2 32 1 0 1 0 0
M. Howard 5 2 1 2/5 1/3 0/0 1 16 1 0 2 0 2
M. Vance 3 6 1 1/8 1/2 0/0 2 24 0 2 3 3 3
J. Henderson 3 1 0 0/0 0/0 3/4 1 5 1 0 2 1 0
R. Katumbusi 2 3 0 0/2 0/0 2/2 0 8 0 0 0 0 3
T. Smith 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 10 0 1 0 0 1
D. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 50 24 7 16/51 7/19 11/15 19 201 6 5 20 8 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Okogie 14 0 2 3/9 0/1 8/8 1 20 3 1 2 0 0
B. Lammers 12 13 1 5/7 0/0 2/2 1 20 1 1 3 6 7
Q. Stephens 11 8 3 5/10 0/2 1/4 1 24 3 1 1 2 6
J. Moore 5 4 7 1/5 0/0 3/4 3 28 1 0 2 2 2
C. Heyward 4 3 0 1/4 0/1 2/2 0 20 0 0 1 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Okogie 14 0 2 3/9 0/1 8/8 1 20 3 1 2 0 0
B. Lammers 12 13 1 5/7 0/0 2/2 1 20 1 1 3 6 7
Q. Stephens 11 8 3 5/10 0/2 1/4 1 24 3 1 1 2 6
J. Moore 5 4 7 1/5 0/0 3/4 3 28 1 0 2 2 2
C. Heyward 4 3 0 1/4 0/1 2/2 0 20 0 0 1 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Jackson 14 3 0 6/13 1/5 1/1 0 20 2 1 0 1 2
A. Gueye 5 6 2 2/3 0/0 1/2 2 18 0 2 2 2 4
S. Ogbonda 5 4 2 2/4 0/0 1/2 2 9 0 0 0 2 2
K. McCormick 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 10 0 0 1 0 0
J. Heath 1 1 1 0/3 0/0 1/2 1 19 0 0 0 0 1
J. Price 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
R. Rowland 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 2 1 1
S. Medlock 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
N. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Matthews - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 44 18 26/62 2/11 20/27 14 198 10 6 14 17 27