Tulane vs Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech 79, Tulane 61

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ATLANTA (AP) - Kammeon Holsey, who didn't start due to an ankle injury, scored 18 points and Georgia Tech opened its season by beating Tulane 79-61 on Friday night.

Georgia Tech opened its new McCamish Pavilion, built on the site of the Yellow Jackets' old Alexander-Memorial Coliseum.

Josh Davis led Tulane (0-1) with a career-high 27 points. Ricky Tarrant had 18.

Holsey, a junior forward, came off the bench less than 5 minutes into the game and immediately assumed a lead scoring role for Georgia Tech (1-0), which returns all five starters.

Brian Gregory opened his second season as Georgia Tech's coach by starting freshmen forwards Marcus Georges-Hunt, who had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Robert Carter, Jr., who had nine points and seven rebounds. Another freshman, Chris Bolden, made two 3-pointers and had 10 points.

Junior center Daniel Miller had 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Georgia Tech. Miller helped the Yellow Jackets Georgia Tech take a commanding 47-23 advantage in rebounds.

The Yellow Jackets pushed their lead to double figures for the first time, at 20-10, on a jumper by Bolden. Georgia Tech led 39-30 before the Green Wave closed to within five points, at 41-36, on a basket by Davis early in the second half.

Georgia Tech took control with a 19-7 run. Holsey had a three-point play as part of his run of seven straight points during the run.

Davis made 12 of 15 shots for Tulane, but some of his teammates struggled from the field. Jordan Callahan made only 2 of 12 shots for four points. Center Tomas Bruha, who had only four rebounds, made only 2 of 7 shots for 4 points.

Georgia Tech had more than 140 former players, managers and trainers back for the game, including its first All-American, Roger Kaiser, and all-time leading scorer Rich Yunkus. Among other former players recognized at halftime were John Salley, Matt Harpring, Kenny Anderson and Dennis Scott.

Former coaches Bobby Cremins and Dwayne Morrison joined the players on the court.

Tulane took a 57-52 home win over Georgia Tech last season.

Georgia Tech announced a sellout, listed at 8,600.

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Tulane Green Wave
J. Davis, F3312-152-543327
K. Timmons, F301-61-45023
T. Bruha, C182-70-04004
R. Tarrant, G386-135-720318
J. Callahan, G342-120-01324
T. Drye261-30-04022
B. Cherry151-30-00023
L. Dabney40-00-00000
J. Birchfield20-00-01020
J. Hook00-00-00010
K. Mack00-00-00000
M. Norelia00-00-00000
L. Nwogbo00-00-00000
Totals 25-598-162361761
 42.4%50% 
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
R. Carter, F253-73-47129
M. Georges-Hunt, F246-82-271214
D. Miller, C264-82-4106210
M. Udofia, G314-50-12228
B. Reed, G181-30-16112
C. Bolden235-100-013312
K. Holsey187-94-572218
J. Morris161-30-04113
J. Royal101-40-01012
P. Jordan90-00-00110
B. Doyle00-01-20001
A. Peek00-00-00000
Totals 32-5712-1947181779
 56.1%63.2% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU0-04-0131
Cincinnati0-03-0254
Tulane0-03-0116
UCF0-03-023
Temple0-02-02
UConn0-02-031
Wichita St.0-02-026
Houston0-02-1335
So. Florida0-02-1238
Tulsa0-02-2201
Memphis0-01-1232
E. Carolina0-01-2329

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Clemson0-04-020
Duke0-04-053
NC State0-04-0152
Miami (Fla.)0-03-0124
Notre Dame0-03-0131
Syracuse0-03-026
Virginia0-03-070
Florida St.0-02-08
Louisville0-02-055
N. Carolina0-02-037
Boston College0-03-1195
Va. Tech0-03-1202
Pittsburgh0-01-2306
Wake Forest0-01-3331
Georgia Tech0-00-1152
 
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