Trae Golden led the Jackets with 18 points, as well as minutes (36), and Daniel Miller picked up a double-double with 14 points and an impressive 13 rebounds on the night.
Golden was especially effective down in the paint, making ten trips to the stripe and knocking down eight of them. He finished the game 4-11 from the field and 2-5 from three.
Also effective at the free throw line was sophomore combo-guard Marcus Georges-Hunt. He was just 2-8 from the field but put seven free throws away out of eight attempts.
For the Bulldogs, sophomore guard Charles Mann shouldered the load as far as points go (he put up a team and game-high 24), but he also turned the ball over seven times compared to just three assists. His shooting was superb though, going 7-12 from the field and a perfect 4-4 from three-point land.
Fellow guard Kenny Gaines put up 13 points, but he would be the only other double-digit scorer for Georgia.
Georgia Tech thoroughly handled their in-state rivals in the paint and on the boards–the Jackets had 40 points from down low compared to the Bulldogs’ 28, and put up a 49-40 rebound advantage. Tech also had the luxury of having senior forward Kammeon Holsey coming off the bench and adding a double-double of his own, with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
With this win, Georgia Tech moves to 3-0 overall, and Georgia falls to 1-1. It will be interesting to see where both teams head from here, but on this night, the Jackets were simply the better team in Athens.