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Jackets Thrash Bulldogs, 64-53

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia Tech led by as many as 20 points on Saturday to take a 64-53 win at Georgia back to Atlanta. Kara Dunn led all scorers with 21 points, and paced a quartet of Jackets in double-figures.

Georgia Tech (8-3) held the Lady Bulldogs (7-3) to three field goals in the second quarter and outscored the home team, 21-10, to break open a double-digit lead. Kayla Blackshear handed the Jackets a 26-15 lead early in the second frame and gave Tech its largest advantage of the half, 38-21, with a bucket at 43 seconds. Tech would shoot 60.0 percent from the floor in the period led by Dunn with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting, while UGA shot 23.1 percent and was 3-for-9 from the free throw line.

Georgia took the second half, 29-24, but Tech’s strong first half was enough as the Yellow Jackets took home their third-straight win in Athens. UGA cut it to 10 points in the third quarter, but Tonie Morgan responded with five unanswered points to halt the Bulldogs. It would be the closest UGA came the remainder of the game.

Dunn led Tech with 21 points, followed by Rusne Augustinaite (16), Blackshear (11) and Morgan (11). Morgan was two assists shy of a triple-double, adding a team-high 12 rebounds in the win. Dunn added eight rebounds, while Blackshear and Augustinaite each contributed six.

De’Mauri Flournoy contributed 13 points to lead UGA and Javyn Nicholson added 12. The Bulldogs recorded three with double-figure rebounds led by Zoesha Smith with 11.

Georgia Tech shot 35.8 percent (12-17) from the floor and went 12-for-17 at the free throw line. UGA was limited to a 32.3 percent (20-62) shooting clip and shot 42.9 percent from the charity stripe, converting 9-of-21. Tech converted 15 UGA miscues into 16 points and scored 32 points in the paint.

The Yellow Jackets return to the hardwood for a midweek tilt against USC Upstate on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Tip is slated for 2 p.m. in McCamish Pavilion and will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.



Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2

Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again for Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. Initially launched on Nov. 7, CDI Turn 2 has reached its initial goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund and has a new goal of raising $3 million in new gifts to the A-T Fund by Dec. 31. Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics and, like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit

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