ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Trey Thompkins scored 20 points, Ricky McPhee
hit two key baskets near the end and Georgia pulled off its first
big win for new coach Mark Fox, knocking off No. 20 Georgia Tech
73-66 on Tuesday night.
Georgia, a team that had lost at home to Wofford and was coming
off a 28-point blowout at Missouri last weekend, defeated a team
with one of the most touted freshman classes in the country. It was
a loss sure to turn up the heat on Yellow Jackets coach Paul
Hewitt, who looked up at the scoreboard in disbelief as the
Bulldogs (8-5) pulled away.
Georgia Tech (11-3) was trying to match its victory total from
last season. Instead, the Yellow Jackets failed to break a long
drought at Stegeman Coliseum, where they haven't won since Nov. 26,