ATLANTA (AP) - Glen Rice Jr. scored 15 points, D'Andre Bell
added 14 and No. 22 Georgia Tech breezed to a 98-50 victory
Saturday over Kentucky State.
The Yellow Jackets (16-5) have won four of five and improved to
11-1 at home, dipping out of the Atlantic Coast Conference to take
on a Division II school from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic
After Kentucky State's Troy Johnson cut the lead to 17-15 with a
3-pointer, the Yellow Jackets went on a 48-14 charge that ended on
Iman Shumpert's dunk with 18:12 remaining. Georgia Tech coach Paul
Hewitt pulled his starters a few minutes later with the lead at 32.
Jarrod Gay had 16 points to lead the Thorobreds, (4-13) who hit
just 28.3 percent from the field. Tony Johnson added eight for
Kentucky State after shooting 2 for 11.
Gani Lawal and Lance Storrs each finished with 11 points for
Georgia Tech, which outscored the Thorobreds 33-9 on the fastbreak
and 24-9 off turnovers. Kentucky State committed 21.
The Yellow Jackers were coming off a 79-58 home win earlier this
week over Wake Forest, and will take a big jump back up in
competition when they travel to No. 8 Duke on Thursday.
Rice, a reserve guard, was 6 for 6 from the field, including
Lawal, a junior forward who's considered a potential late
first-round NBA draft pick, became the 16th Georgia Tech player to
score 1,000 points.
Shumpert finished with eight points for Georgia Tech. The
starting guard missed six games to repair a torn meniscus in his
right knee, but he's averaged 11.6 since returning.
Reserve center Brad Sheehan pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds
for the Yellow Jackets.