Nov. 29, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Solomon Poole led Georgia Tech off the bench with a career-high 24 points, but the Yellow Jackets fell to Ole Miss, 77-67, on Friday.
Marshall Henderson and Demarco Cox each added 15 for Mississippi, which improved to 5-0 this season. Cox also grabbed 13 rebounds.
Ole Miss took control with an 18-7 run spanning 6:08 in the first half. Henderson started the run with consecutive three pointers, and he later added a third made three.
Poole hit nine of 16 shots from the floor, including five three-point baskets.
Henderson shot 5-of-15 from the field, including 4-for-14 from the 3-point line, in 27 minutes. At the half, the Running Rebels led 35-21 on 40.6 percent shooting from the field, including 46.2 percent from three.
By comparison, Georgia Tech only made 7 of 34 shots from the field in the first half, and were 1 for 10 from three point range. The Yellow Jackets shooting improved in the second half, as they made 16 of 29 from the field and 6 of 10 from three.
Mississippi’s lead grew to as much as 21 points in the second half. The Rebels finished the game shooting 43.5 percent from the field.
Despite the loss, Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 11-9. Friday afternoon’s game marked the first time the programs met since Jan. 11, 1964.
Georgia Tech (5-2) will play in the early season tournament’s consolation game tomorrow at 2 p.m. against St. John’s, which lost 89-82 to Penn State Friday.