Georgia Tech dominates in 66-46 blowout of Alabama A&M


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets entered the night as a heavy favorite over the Alabama A&M Bulldogs, and they took care of business in a big way. Brian Gregory’s club led throughout the night, and in the end, it was a 66-46 victory to move to 2-0 on the young season.

Despite some early struggles, it didn’t take long for the Jackets to take complete control of the action. Georgia Tech dominated the glass from the outset, snatching 21 rebounds in the first half against just 10 for the visiting Bulldogs, and defensively, the Jackets held A&M to just 39% from the floor and 20% from long distance in the first 20 minutes. Charles Mitchell was the star of the show early for Brian Gregory’s club, posting 9 points and 9 rebounds by the halftime break.

The second half was more of the same for the Jackets, in a positive way. Alabama A&M did mount a  10-4 run to cut lead to 45-32, but that momentum was short-lived for the Bulldogs. Georgia Tech was never seriously threatened throughout the second half, and in the end, it was a very comfortable, 66-46 victory.

For the second straight game, the Jackets were led by Charles Mitchell, who posted 12 points and 14 rebounds (despite 3 for 10 shooting). Mitchell has been a revelation for Georgia Tech this season, and he appears to be fitting into the role carved out by Robert Carter previously. Elsewhere, fellow transfer DeMarco Cox had 13 points up front, and freshman Tadric Jackson added eight points and four rebounds off the bench.

The Jackets will be in action again on Friday night, as they host IPFW for a 7:00 pm ET at McCamish Pavilion. Stay tuned.