Georgia Tech (8-3), playing for the first time in nine days,
broke open a close game in the final seven minutes of the first
half, scoring 17 of the final 19 points of the opening stanza.
Carter and Trae Golden scored 15 points apiece for the Yellow
Jackets, who won their third straight game.
Andrew Osemhen led Kennesaw State (3-8) with 13 points, while
Orlando Coleman added 12. The Owls have lost three in a row and
four of their past five.
Kennesaw State led 24-21 with less than seven minutes left in
the first half, but the Owls missed their next eight shots from
the field and the Yellow Jackets took full advantage. Golden
scored eight points during the spurt to help Georgia Tech build
a 38-26 halftime lead, and Chris Bolden's 3-pointer 12 seconds
into the second half capped the run and made it 41-26.
Kennesaw State closed within 59-52 on Yonel Brown's three-point
play with 4:14 to play. Georgia Tech did not let the Owls get
any closer as Golden's 3-pointer from the head of the key made
it 65-53 with 2:13 left to help the Yellow Jackets pull away.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Georgia Tech improved to 7-1 at home, while
Kennesaw State dropped to 1-4 on the road. … Neither team shot
free throws well, with the Yellow Jackets going 18-of-29 and the
Owls shooting 13-of-28. … Kennesaw State, which came in
averaging 7.2 3-pointers made per game, finished 2-for-16 from
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