Siena vs Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech 72, Siena 44


DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Glen Rice Jr. scored 23 points, Kammeon Holsey added 14 and Georgia Tech beat Siena 72-44 on Wednesday night.

The Yellow Jackets (4-2) have won two of three.

OD Anosike scored 13 points and freshman point guard Evan Hymes added three for Siena (2-2), which has lost two straight.

First-year Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory suspended Rice for the first three games this season for violating an undisclosed team rule. The junior swingman has responded, however, with a 17.7 scoring average in three games, all as a reserve, since he returned.

Rice, who hit his first seven shots and finished 10 of 12 from the field, stole the ball from Kyle Downey on Siena's perimeter and dunked for a 28-13 lead at the 5:56 mark of the first half.

Rice started 23 of his 31 games as a sophomore last season, but might stay in a reserve role, Gregory said after the game.

Siena was without three key players - point guard Rakeem Brookins, forward Owen Wignot and forward Trenity Burdine - so the Saints had a short bench.

Hymes began the game with a team-best 19.3 scoring average, but struggled to get open looks at the basket against the defense of Mfon Udofia and Pierre Jordan. Hymes was 1 of 9 from the field and missed all three of his shots in the second half, but he finished with a game-high six assists.

Siena, which went 13-18 last season, was coming off a 64-58 home loss Monday to St. Bonaventure.

The Yellow Jackets finished sixth in the Charleston Classic last weekend, losing to St. Joseph's, beating VCU and losing 59-50 on Sunday to LSU.

Daniel Miller and Julian Royal each scored six points for Georgia Tech.

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Siena Saints
O. Anosike, F386-121-391013
B. Walters, C351-90-21232
K. Downey, G335-141-252211
E. Hymes, G291-90-02613
R. Poole, G282-71-25037
D. Beard283-82-21008
M. Hopper70-00-00010
S. Cruz10-00-00000
C. Fenlon10-10-00000
Totals 18-605-1130111044
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
K. Holsey, F247-90-042314
D. Miller, C263-50-05116
B. Reed, G222-90-03005
M. Udofia, G202-70-01215
N. Foreman, G130-20-04030
G. Rice Jr.2510-121-261123
J. Morris191-63-46315
P. Jordan181-30-01402
N. Hicks141-10-04012
J. Royal142-42-23046
D. Craig21-10-01002
M. Moore10-00-00000
A. Peek10-10-01000
D. Spain11-20-01002
Totals 31-626-845131572
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Peters14-623-13130

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