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Yellow Jackets Sting Tennessee Tech

Paul Hewitt: Ga. Tech Head Coach Paul Hewitt: Ga. Tech Head Coach

ATLANTA (AP) - Jeremis Smith matched a season-high with 16 points and Gani Lawal added 13 points and eight rebounds tonight as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets routed Tennessee Tech 83-63.

It was the second consecutive blowout for Georgia Tech (6-5), who beat Centenary 86-41 on Sunday. Smith scored 12 of his points in the first half on 5-of-6 shooting and finished 7-of-10. Lawal scored 10 of his points in the second half and hit 5-of-6 shots overall.

Georgia Tech's Lewis Clinch added 11 points and Zack Peacock had 10. Anthony Fisher -- the Golden Eagles' (4-9) top scorer -- had 23 points an Amadi McKenzie added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Tennessee Tech.

Georgia Tech's biggest lead was 28 points at 65-37 on a 3-point basket by Matt Causey with about 8 minutes left to play.

Meanwhile, Tennessee Tech made only 6-of-22 shots and missed all six 3-point attempts in the opening half.

Tech's pressing defense added to the Golden Eagles troubles with 16 turnovers leading to 21 points for the Yellow Jackets.

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