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Udofia's career-high 26 pace Georgia Tech past Siena

ATLANTA -- Freshman Mfon Udofia scored a career-high 26 points and Georgia Tech (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today) beat Siena 74-61 on Wednesday night.

Derrick Favors, who is also a freshman, finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (5-1), winners of four straight. Gani Lawal added 15 points and nine rebounds.

Clarence Jackson led Siena (4-3) with 19 points. The Saints, who have dropped two of three, never led and had no other players score in double figures.

Udofia, a point guard from nearby Miller Grove High School in Stone Mountain, also had seven rebounds. His 10-foot runner with 4:06 remaining gave Georgia Tech a 68-54 lead.

Favors, a 6-foot-10 forward from nearby South Atlanta High, hit a layup to put the Yellow Jackets up 54-47 with 8:44 left in the game.