Georgia Tech dominates Presbyterian, 88-57, in season opener


Nov 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Trae Golden (23) celebrates with center Daniel Miller (5) after scoring in the first half against the Presbyterian Blue Hose at Hank McCamish Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the night, it was certainly assumed that Georgia Tech would roll past Presbyterian in the 2013-2014 season opener, and that is exactly what the Yellow Jackets did.

It was a back and forth opening half in McCamish Pavilion, and Tech led by just a short 34-32 margin nearing halftime. However, the Jackets began to break things open with an 8-0 run to close the half with a 10-point lead at 42-32, and from there, the home team was off to the races toward the decisive, 31-point final margin.

Marcus Georges-Hunt led the way for Tech with 17 points and 9 rebounds, and he was flanked by Robert Carter, Jr., who put up a double-double in the game with 13 points and 10 rebounds. This is extremely encouraging, especially on the part of Georges-Hunt, as he is considered to be the best returning player for Brian Gregory, and the “1-A” to newcomer Trae Golden as the best player on the roster.

Speaking of Golden, the transfer from Tennessee had a nice debut in a Tech uniform, scoring 12 points on 5 of 9 shooting and tallying 3 assists in 23 minutes. It wasn’t an explosive start, but Golden was certainly in control of the action, and that is a definite positive.

There will be much tougher nights for the Jackets this season, but it’s always a pleasure to begin the season with a pull-away victory. Next up for Georgia Tech is a date with Delaware State on Monday, so stay tuned as that game approaches.