Dec. 17, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – Gani Lawal had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Georgia Tech extended its winning streak against Atlanta rival Georgia State to 14 games with an 84-64 home victory Wednesday night.
Lewis Clinch, academically ineligible for the first semester, scored 18 in his first game and Iman Shumpert had 11 assists for the Yellow Jackets (6-2). Brad Sheehan came came off the bench to score 16.
Dante Curry had 21 points in his first game to lead Georgia State (3-7). The transfer from South Florida became eligible at the end of the first semester.
With Georgia State missing its first eight shots, Georgia Tech jumped to a 10-0 lead and was up by as many as 15 points at 31-16. But the Panthers went on a 10-4 run to cut the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 35-26 at halftime.