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Yellow Jackets Cruise Past Kentucky State, 98-50

Jan. 30, 2010

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From OSR Sting Extra: “Shew & Sheehan Show

ATLANTA (AP) — Glen Rice, Jr., scored 15 points, D’Andre Bell added 14 and No. 22 Georgia Tech breezed to a 98-50 victory Saturday over Kentucky State.

The Yellow Jackets (16-5) have won four of five and improved to 11-1 at home, dipping out of the Atlantic Coast Conference to take on a Division II school from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

After Kentucky State’s Troy Johnson cut the lead to 17-15 with a 3-pointer, the Yellow Jackets went on a 48-14 charge that ended on Iman Shumpert’s dunk with 18:12 remaining. Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt pulled his starters a few minutes later with the lead at 32.

Jarrod Gay had 16 points to lead the Thorobreds, (4-13) who hit just 28.3 percent from the field. Tony Johnson added eight for Kentucky State after shooting 2 for 11.

Gani Lawal and Lance Storrs each finished with 11 points for Georgia Tech, which outscored the Thorobreds 33-9 on the fastbreak and 24-9 off turnovers. Kentucky State committed 21.

The Yellow Jackers were coming off a 79-58 home win earlier this week over Wake Forest, and will take a big jump back up in competition when they travel to No. 8 Duke on Thursday.

Rice, a reserve guard, was 6 for 6 from the field, including three 3-pointers.

Lawal, a junior forward who’s considered a potential late first-round NBA draft pick, became the 16th Georgia Tech player to score 1,000 points.

Shumpert finished with eight points for Georgia Tech. The starting guard missed six games to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, but he’s averaged 11.6 since returning.

Reserve center Brad Sheehan pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets.

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