PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Iman Shumpert scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half as Georgia Tech defeated Richmond 67-54 Saturday in the "Battle At Atlantis."
Shumpert dominated the first half en route to a 25-24 Yellow Jackets lead at the break, but had only three points in the second half as Georgia Tech (6-4) pulled away.
Richmond led briefly at 36-34, then the Yellow Jackets went on a 12-2 run, capped by a Kammeon Holsey jumper. The Spiders (8-3) cut it to 49-44 with 6:12 left, but could get no closer.
Maurice Miller scored nine of his 11 points after the break and Mfon Udofia had eight of his nine for Georgia Tech. Shumpert's only field-goal attempt in the second half was a missed 3-pointer. He made two free throws with 6:27 to go and a foul shot with 23 seconds left.
Justin Harper had 15 points to lead Richmond, which was trying for its second-best start in 76 years.
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