Georgia Tech takes down Appalachian State


The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team picked up its seventh win of the season tonight, taking down the Appalachian State Mountaineers 70-51.

Neither team shot particularly well in this game, but the Yellow Jackets were able to do more than enough on both ends of the court to come away with an easy win. Marcus Georges-Hunt led the Jackets with 15 points after shooting 4-for-10 from the field and making 7-0f-9 from the free throw line.

Aside from Georges-Hunt, Demarco Cox was the only Tech starter to get into double figures scoring, with 13 points after shooting an extremely efficient 6-of-7 from the field.

Charles Mitchell, Quinton Stephens and Travis Jorgenson (the three other Tech starters) combined for just 10 points. The trio shot a combined 3-for-12 from the field–an effort that won’t cut it once the Jackets get into conference play.

Forward Robert Sampson and guard Tadric Jackson both gave Tech strong performances from the bench, scoring 10 and 12 points respectively. Sampson had a particularly nice game, hauling in eight rebounds, dishing out three assists and picking up a steal and a block for good measure.

The 3-point shooting was brutal in this one, with the team shooting a combined 13.3 percent (2-15) from behind the arc.

Fortunately for Georgia Tech, the Mountaineers had a poor night from deep as well. App State shot a combined 21.4 percent (3-14) from behind the 3-point line.