Georgia Tech 95, Chattanooga 64
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 15, 2009
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó Georgia Tech aced its first true road test of the season.
Gani Lawal scored 29 points to lead the 22nd-ranked Yellow Jackets to a 95-64 victory over Chattanooga on Monday night.
Derrick Favors had 14 points, Glen Rice added 11 and Mfon Udofia and Maurice Miller had 10 each for the Yellow Jackets (7-1).
Georgia Tech scored 30 points in the paint and had 37 points off turnovers. The Mocs had a total of 30 points combined from both categories.
“We knew we weren’t going to score that ball inside,” Chattanooga coach John Shulman said. “That’s two lottery picks down there in Lawal and Favors, and I’m not talking about the Tennessee Lottery.
UNCW 79, Campbell 59WILMINGTON ó Chad Tomko tied his season high with 21 points and North Carolina-Wilmington beat Campbell for the eighth time in the last nine tries.
Miles Taylor led Campbell with 13 points.
Kansas was the runaway No. 1 pick in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll.
Kansas State (9-1) and New Mexico (10-0) entered the rankings this week. The Wildcats joined the poll for the first time since the 2007-08 season, a drought dwarfed by the Lobos, whose previous appearance in the Top 25 was in March of 1999.
Duke is ranked seventh, followed by Villanova, Tennessee and North Carolina.
The only games between ranked teams this week are Saturday at neutral sites: Gonzaga plays Duke at Madison Square Garden and North Carolina faces Texas at Cowboys Stadium.
GREENSBORO ó Virginia Tech’s Jeff Allen and Wake Forest’s Ari Stewart (freshman) have earned the latest weekly basketball honors from the ACC.
Allen was named player of the week after tallying consecutive double-doubles in wins against VMI and Penn State.
Stewart scored a game-high 16 points in an easy win against Elon.
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó South Carolina coach Darrin Horn has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will increase his salary to $1.1 million per year.
PHILADELPHIA ó Pennsylvania has fired men’s basketball coach Glen Miller after a winless start to the season.
The Quakers have struggled to an 0-7 start. They replaced Miller on an interim basis with former school great Jerome Allen, who served under Miller as an assistant.