Nov. 10, 2003
ATLANTA – Luke Schenscher had 20 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots to lead Georgia Tech to a 112-75 victory over the Southeast All-Stars Monday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum at McDonald’s Center in the Yellow Jackets’ final exhibition game.
Schenscher, who made 7-of-14 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the line, was one of six players to score in double figures for Tech, which opens the regular season on Nov. 18 with a home game against Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Preseason NIT.
“Luke is a better player,” said Tech head coach Paul Hewitt. “I think he was more frustrated with his play last year than I was. He’s a hard worker, and he’s much improved. He can handle his weight much better now.”
Tech shot 48.8 percent from the field while holding the Southeast All-Stars to just 33 percent and outrebounding them 63-48.
“In preparation for next week’s game, there were some things defensively that we tried to concentrate on, and we did those things,” said Hewitt. “Now it’s just a matter of getting six good practices in and getting ready for Louisiana-Lafayette.”
Wallace Prather led the Southeast All-Stars with 21 points, including five three-pointers.
Schenscher scored 14 points and Moore 12 as Tech built a 63-43 halftime lead. The Southeast All-Stars actually led 27-26 midway through the first half after consecutive treys by Prather, but then Tech reeled off 11 straight points to build a 10-point lead. The Jackets extended the lead to 51-31 with four minutes in the half, and the lead never fell below 17 points after that.