ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt was a man of his
Morrow scored a career-high 20 points, including 11 in a late
27-3 surge by No. 9 Georgia Tech to lead the Yellow Jackets to a
92-58 victory over Lafayette on Tuesday night.
Morrow, who was averaging only 3.5 points and 10 minutes per
game, connected on 7-of-10 shots overall and 6-of-9 from 3-point
range. He played 15 minutes.
Fredrick scored six points in nine minutes.
"Obviously our freshmen, Anthony Morrow and Ra'Sean Dickey,
played extremely well. For the last few games, I've talked about
how all three of those young guys, especially Dickey and Morrow,
have been playing better and better in practice," Hewitt said.
"All three of those guys can score. Zam's minutes aren't as
consistent," because he has veterans Jack, Bynum and B.J. Elder
ahead of him, Hewitt said.
Georgia Tech was leading 55-47 when Isma'il Muhammad dunked to
begin the 27-3 run with 10:55 left. The lead was 82-50 when the
surge ended on a basket by Schenscher with 4:25 left. Morrow had 11
points in the run on three 3's and a layup.
"I thought we competed pretty well early but their athleticism
was too much and they kept running very good players at you,"
Lafayette coach Fran O'Hanlon said. "When they started to go on
their run, we just lost our poise."
Lafayette surprised Georgia Tech by taking a four-point lead at
11-7 after 4:21 on a basket by Andrei Capusan. The Jackets,
however, scored the next eight points to go up 15-11 on a basket by
Schenscher with 7:58 left in the half. Georgia Tech led 37-29 at
Elder, Tech's leading scorer, started the game. Hewitt benched
Elder for the second half of the Yellow Jackets' last game for
lackluster play. Against the Leopards, he scored only five points
in 22 minutes, hitting 2-of-9 from the field, including 1-of-5 from
beyond the arc.
Last Wednesday, in a 90-48 win over Charleston Southern, Elder
also scored five points, well below his 15.2-point average.
"He was more aggressive. If he plays with that type of
aggressiveness, he'll be fine," Hewitt said.