Jan. 6, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) – Anthony Morrow scored 16 points in Georgia Tech’s 77-64 victory over Presbyterian on Sunday.
The Yellow Jackets (7-6) led by 15 on Morrow’s 3-pointer with 17 minutes remaining, but Presbyterian only trailed by two on Josh Johnson’s 3 with 3:33 remaining.
Tech answered with another 3 by Morrow, a steal and dunk by D’Andre Bell and a basket by Lawal to make it 71-62 with 1:54 left.
The Blue Hose (1-19), playing their first season in Division I before debuting next year in the Big South Conference, have lost 11 straight games, all on the road.
Pierre Miller had 18 points for Presbyterian, which never led after Al’lonzo Coleman’s free throw made it 19-17.
The Blue Hose were playing their third game in five days against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent, losing by seven at North Carolina State and by 12 at Wake Forest.
Coleman finished with 15 points. Johnson and Pat Kiscaden each had 12.
Tech was coming off a two-point home loss against Florida State, falling to 0-1 in the ACC. The Jackets, who have won three of four, visit Georgia on Wednesday.
Presbyterian will host Army on Tuesday.
Tech outrebounded the Blue Hose 31-20, led by Gani Lawal’s game-high nine and five by Morrow.
Lewis Clinch, who had seven points for Georgia Tech, scored in single digits for the second straight game. The junior guard entered with a 13.6 scoring average, second on the Jackets behind Morrow’s 14.8.