Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Yellow Jackets stay perfect in new McCamish Pavilion
ATLANTA - Brandon Reed scored 14 points, Robert Carter Jr. added 13 with 11 rebounds, and Mfon Udofia pitched in 12 points on 3-point shots Monday evening to lead Georgia Tech over overmatched Alabama State 75-41.
The Yellow Jackets (7-2) had no trouble with the Hornets (1-9) while moving to 5-0 in their new arena.
Georgia Tech led 40-20 at halftime and by as many as 35 points in the second half, when coach Brian Gregory used every player available. That included highly touted freshman point guard Solomon Poole, who joined the team Saturday fresh out of high school.
One of the biggest cheers in McCamish Pavilion came with 4:20 left when freshman walk-on guard Brooks Doyle's 3-pointer gave Georgia Tech a 72-39 lead.
Bobby Brown and Jamel Waters each scored seven points to lead the Hornets, who made just 15 of 60 shots (25 percent) and were outrebounded 51-30.
Florida State 63, Louisiana-Monroe 48
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Okaro White had season-highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Aaron Thomas added a career-high 17 points in his first college start as Florida State defeated Louisiana-Monroe.
The Seminoles (6-4) played without star guard Michael Snaer, who warmed up before the game but didn't play. Florida State was also without guard Ian Miller (foot).
Trent Mackey had 22 points - making six 3-pointers - and Jayon James added six points and 12 rebounds for Louisiana-Monroe (1-6), which had 23 turnovers.
White scored 11 of Florida State's first 17 points, but the Seminoles struggled early, turning the ball over 13 times in the first half. He made 12 of 13 free-throw attempts and finished one point shy of the career high he set against Charleston Southern in December 2011.
Devon Bookert added 10 points for the Seminoles, who shot 40.4 percent (19 of 47) from the floor. They also made 20 of 24 free throw attempts (83.3 percent).
Louisiana-Monroe led 18-11 with 8:54 until halftime, but Florida State went on a 15-2 run to pull ahead for good.
The Warhawks shot 38.0 percent (19 of 50) from the floor, but except for Mackey they struggled with the 3-pointer. Louisiana-Monroe's other players shot just 1 of 9 from beyond the arc.
No. 12 Missouri 102, South Carolina State 51
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Jabari Brown, playing in his first game since Nov. 17, 2011, when he was a freshman at Oregon, scored 12 points, and No. 12 Missouri beat South Carolina State.
Brown, 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard, became eligible at the end of the first semester. He entered the game with 16:01 left in the first half. After a missed 3-pointer, he assisted on a fast-break layup by Negus Webster-Chan. He scored his first points on two free throws with 9:35 remaining.
Phil Pressey's jumper 17 seconds into the game gave Missouri (9-1) the lead for good. An 18-2 run midway through the first half gave the Tigers a 31-11 lead with 5:58 left.
Matthew Hezekiah led South Carolina State (4-7) with 14 points.
No. 21 UNLV 62, UTEP 60
EL PASO, Texas - Anthony Marshall scored 13 points and Bryce DeJean-Jones added 12 as No. 21 UNLV beat UTEP.
Jaques Streeter scored with 27 seconds left to UNLV's lead to two points. DeJean-Jones had an opportunity to make it a two-possession game but missed two free throws with 15 seconds left.
Konner Tucker had a last-second opportunity for the Miners after taking an inbounds pass from the far sideline for a 3-point attempt which bounced off the rim.
Katin Reinhardt scored 10 points for UNLV (9-1).
Julian Washburn had 13 points and Tucker, playing in his first game at UTEP, added 12.
No. 22 Notre Dame 74, IPFW 62
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Pat Connaughton scored 18 points to lead No. 22 Notre Dame over IPFW.
Connaughton more than doubled his 7.9 points-per-game average and had six rebounds and five assists.
Jack Cooley had 14 points and eight rebounds for Notre Dame (10-1), while Scott Martin scored 13 points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3-point range for the Irish, who shot 52 percent for the game.
Luis Jacobo and Joe Edwards both scored 11 points for the Mastodons (5-7).
SUNDAY'S WOMEN'S GAME
Roanoke 55, Hood 49
FREDERICK, Md. - Paxton Gwin had 13 points and Laurel Hankins (Bland) contributed 11 as the Maroons downed the Blazers (3-6).
Kelsey Smith and Gwin each had nine rebounds, while Hankins added eight caroms as Roanoke (3-7) owned a 51-38 edge on the backboards.