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Coral Gables, Fla. – Michael Devoe led all scorers with 29 factors as Georgia Tech dominated Miami in an 87-60 victory Saturday afternoon within the Watsco Heart. Devoe led three Yellow Jackets in double-figures, together with Moses Wright who completed with 14 factors to surpass the 1,000-career factors mark.
The 27-point win marked the biggest margin of victory by Georgia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Convention sport in program historical past. The Jackets gained momentum with a powerful first half as Miami received the second half, 42-39, however wasn’t in a position to considerably reduce into Tech’s 30-point halftime benefit.
Georgia Tech (11-8, 7-6 ACC) held a convincing 48-18 lead at halftime, marking the best scoring half for the Jackets in an ACC sport this season. Devoe and Wright mixed for 26 factors as Tech shot 63.3 % (19-30) within the half, whereas limiting the Hurricanes (7-13, 3-12 ACC) to a 28.6 % (6-21) effort from the ground. The Jackets recorded 13 assists on 19 made area targets within the first half, paced by Jose Alvarado’s 5. On the defensive aspect, Tech swiped eight steals within the half to power 12 Miami turnovers.
Devoe added 13 factors within the second half to maintain the Hurricanes at bay because the Jackets shot 51.5 % within the closing 20 minutes to carry off Miami’s try and rally. Alvarado posted seven factors within the second half to complete with 16. Together with changing into the 21st participant in Georgia Tech historical past to personal 1,000 profession factors and 500 rebounds, Wright posted a double-double with 12 rebounds to steer Tech’s efficiency on the glass, his fourth this season.
Tech received the rebounding battle, 35-26, and completed the sport taking pictures 57.1 % (36-63) from the sector. Miami was led by Elijah Olaniyi with 18 factors, adopted by Anthony Walker with 16 and Nysier Brooks with 12.
Tech returns to motion Tuesday evening with one other highway journey, this time to Blacksburg, Va., for a 7 p.m. contest towards No. 16/17 Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum. The sport might be televised dwell on the ACC’s Regional Sports activities Community (Fox Sports activities South in Georgia).