Georgia Tech's tight man-to-man defense extended beyond the 3-point line, keeping constant pressure on the Bulldogs' guards. Georgia made only 2 of 17 3-pointers and found it difficult to create open shots close to the basket.
Georgia Tech shot much better from long range, making 9 of 21 3-pointers.
Georges-Hunt set the pace for the game when he blew past Thornton on a baseline drive for the Yellow Jackets' first basket. Thornton, usually one of Georgia's top rebounders, was called for his second foul about 5 minutes into the game and sat out the remainder of the half.
Georgia Tech made 6 of 10 3-pointers in the first half to overcome its poor shooting (3 of 16) closer to the basket.
Georges-Hunt's previous scoring high was 14 points in the season-opening win over Tulane.