FAMU Falls 100-59 To Ga. Tech In Opener

ATLANTA (AP) -- Iman Shumpert scored 18 points and capped a
decisive run in the first half, and No. 22 Georgia Tech showed off
its freshmen in its 100-59 win over Florida A&M on Saturday night.
Derrick Favors, the biggest name in Georgia Tech's heralded
freshman class, started and had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Another freshman, Brian Oliver, had 12 points, all in the second
Junior Gani Lawal added 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Shumpert, a sophomore guard, led the Yellow Jackets (1-0) in
scoring despite playing only 19 minutes.
Christopher Walker led Florida A&M (0-1) with 15 points. Brandon
Bryant added 14.
Georgia Tech led 16-8 before pulling away with the 14 unanswered
points. Shumpert had the final four points in the run.
A basket by Lawal pushed the lead to 30 points at 46-16 late in
the first half.

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