Tech Falls to Vandy

Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Hewitt
Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Hewitt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Shan Foster scored 17 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 92-79 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

The Commodores (7-0) shot 54.7 percent from the field and made 10 of 22 3-pointers.

A.J. Ogilvy added 16 points for Vanderbilt, while Alan Metcalfe scored 15 and Alex Gordon had 11. Jermaine Beal added nine assists.

Zack Peacock led Georgia Tech (3-4) with 17 points and Lewis Clinch added 15.

Yellow Jackets guard Anthony Morrow, who entered the game averaging a team-high 18.7 points, was held scoreless in the first half and finished with 12 points, which all came after the Commodores had built a comfortable lead.

A 3-pointer by Alex Gordon with 15:52 left in the second half gave Vanderbilt its largest lead at 62-40.

Moments later, Georgia Tech cut the lead to 64-48 on a basket by Jeremis Smith. Vanderbilt responded by going inside to Ogilvy, who scored five consecutive points to keep the Commodores ahead 69-49.

Vanderbilt led by 27 points three times in the final 7:11 before emptying its bench.

The Commodores shot 65.4 percent from the floor in the first half and raced to a 28-13 lead with 8:52 remaining before halftime.

The lead grew to 20 at 48-28 with 1:13 left in the half on a 3-pointer by Gordon. Metcalfe and Foster each scored 10 points in the first half.

Georgia Tech shot 37.9 percent from the floor in the first half. Morrow attempted only one shot in the first 20 minutes.

The Associated Press News Service