Nov. 5, 2010
ATLANTA – Glen Rice, Jr. scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and redshirt freshman Kammeon Holsey hit two big free throws late to give Georgia Tech a 71-68 overtime victory over Clark Atlanta in an exhibition Friday night at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
The two teams battled back and forth all night, forcing eight lead changes and eight ties.
Yellow Jacket guard Iman Shumpert gave Tech a three-point lead with 41 seconds left to play, but Clark Atlanta junior guard David Brown hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to send the game to overtime.
Late in the extra frame, Brown hit another big 3-pointer to put the visitors up by one with just over a minute remaining. Shumpert responded quickly for the Jackets, putting in a tough layup in traffic to give Tech the lead for good.
Holsey, in his first career game, grabbed a defensive rebound and then made two pressure free throws with 13 seconds left to give Tech a three-point cushion. Shumpert ended the game by stripping the ball away from Brown before he had the chance to hit another big shot, sealing the win.
Sophomore Brian Oliver added a double-double, with 10 points and 13 rebounds in 36 minutes of play.
Yellow Jackets that made their collegiate debuts Friday night included Daniel Miller, Jason Morris, Holsey, and Nate Hicks. The freshmen combined for 54 minutes of play. Veterans Shumpert and Maurice Miller were not to be outdone, however, as they put up a combined 27 points and 11 rebounds.
Clark Atlanta dealt with foul trouble all night, totaling 31 fouls as three players, Julius Sudds, DeJuan Pursley, and Royce Hamilton, fouled out of the game.
Tech opens its regular season next Friday, Nov. 12, at home against Charleston Southern at 7:30 p.m. in the second game of a men’s/women’s basketball doubleheader. The Tech women take on Georgia State at 5 p.m.