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Bulldogs hammer Yellow Jackets 80-59

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Georgia has now won three-straight over the Yellow Jackets

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia came into Tuesday’s game looking for a bounce back performance and got just that with an 80-59 win over Georgia Tech to improve to 8-2 on the season.

Neither side was able to gain an advantage in the first half with the Bulldogs taking a 36-34 lead into the intermission. Georgia blew the game wide open in the second thanks to some red hot shooting and near flawless offensive execution.

The Bulldogs outscored the Yellow Jackets 44-25 after halftime and used a 16-3 run to put the game away. Georgia shot 58 percent from the field and were 9-of-19 from three-point range.

Yante Maten led all scorers with 24 points to go along with six rebounds. Maten flashed his all-around game going 9-for-13 from the field and 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. Rayshaun Hammonds came out aggressive and finished with 11 points while Derek Ogbeide, Juwan Parker and Turtle Jackson finished with nine each.

Josh Okogie led the Yellow Jackets with 21 points but was just 5-for-16 from the floor. Tadric Jackson added 17 while Jose Alvarado finished with 12. Georgia Tech shot just 37 percent from the field and were 2-of-13 from thee-point range.

Georgia has won three-straight meetings with the Yellow Jackets who drop to 5-5 on the season. The Bulldogs will return to action on Friday when they host Temple in an afternoon matchup at Stegeman.