Dec. 31, 2005
ATLANTA (AP) — Anthony Morrow scored 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Georgia Tech’s 73-46 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.
Zam Fredrick added 12 points and seven assists for the Yellow Jackets (6-4), who used a different starting lineup for the third time in four games.
Freshman D’Andre Bell had six points and five rebounds as he started in place of Mario West, who could miss two to three weeks after suffering a toe injury in an eight-point loss Wednesday at Air Force.
Sam Barber, who led Bethune-Cookman with 17 points, scored 15 in the first half despite playing just 10 minutes before intermission.
The Wildcats (4-7) were coming off a 75-68 win at South Florida, but hit just 28.8 percent of their shots. Antonio Webb was 0-for-7 on 3-point attempts, 1-for-14 overall.
After Michael Williams’ basket cut the Jackets’ lead to 34-29 with 18:38 remaining, Bethune-Cookman went the next 7:40 without scoring.
Re’Sean Dickey pulled down eight rebounds for Tech.
Alade Aminu’s putback with 9:34 remaining began a four-point possession for the Jackets. Though he missed a chance to convert a three-point play, Aminu watched as Morrow grabbed the rebound and was fouled two second later.
Morrow, who bumped his scoring average up four percentage points to 16.5, hit the ensuing free throws that gave Tech a 53-31 lead.
The Jackets improved to 22-0 against members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Bethune-Cookman led 12-10 on Mitchell’s layup at the 9:39 mark of the first half.
Tech also played without freshman Lewis Clinch, who missed his fourth straigth game with a stress fracture in his left leg. Injuries to Clinch and West left Paco Diaw as the Jackets’ only reserve player on scholarship.