Atlanta College Basketball – 2/18/23

By Tiffany Williams –

Florida Tech 56 at Georgia Tech 79

Georgia Tech took a break from Atlantic Coast Conference play on Saturday but didn’t take the usual bye in the schedule as they rolled over Florida Tech 79-56 at the McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta. 

Lance Terry, Ja’von Franklin, Miles Kelly, and Jalon Moore combined for 59 points againstFloridaTech. 

Terry played 34 minutes, had four rebounds, and one assist. Moore played 26 minutes, had six rebounds, and one assisted. Franklin played 31 minutes, had fourteen rebounds, and four assists. Kelly played 36 minutes, had three rebounds, and three assists. 

Since Lance Terry returned from his hamstring injury, Tech has averaged 7w points per game, connected on 44.5 percent of its shots from the floor, and 39.4 percent (43-of-10 three-point attempts. In the four games he missed, Tech averaged 53.8 points, hit 34.5 percent of its field goals, and 25.2 percent of its threes. Terry has reached double figures in points four times in five games since his return from injury, including highs of 19 points each vs. Notre Dame and Florida Tech. He surpassed 800 career points in the Florida Tech game and now had 816, most among the Yellow Jackets. Franklin is next with 642, followed by Sturdivant with 573. Deivon Smith crossed 500 points in his last game.

Center Ja’von Franklin has averaged a double-double over the Yellow Jackets’ last five games. He has hit 57.7 percent of his shots from the floor in that span and also has totaled a team-high 17 assists, 13 blocked shots, and eight thefts.

Overall, Georgia Tech had the lead in this game for 30 minutes while Florida Tech had the lead for around seven minutes. Four times, this game was tied, and there were eleven lead changes. 

Georgia Tech had 23 points from turnovers and 40 points from the paint. 

Georgia State University 70 v. Arkansas State University 75

Georgia State was on the road Saturday for a meeting with Arkansas State University at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro, Arkansas. 

These two teams haven’t met since March of 2022, and GSU was looking to get their 13th overall win against ASU since they first met Dec 9, 1995. But with ASU winning this game 75-70, GSU would instead become the owner of five losses against ASU since December 19, 1995. 

Collin Moore and Brenden Tucker combined for 36 points. Tucker played 32 minutes and had his 19th double-digit game this season with two rebounds and three assists. Moore played 36 minutes and had his seventh double-digit game of the season with one assist, seven rebounds, and one theft. 

Georgia State’s bench contributed nine points to the game. 

GSU had eleven second chance points, eleven fast break points, and 24 points from the paint. 

This game was tied eight times, and the lead changed twelve times.

Allen University 62 v. Clark Atlanta University 55

At the L.S. Epps Gym in Atlanta on Saturday, Clark Atlanta University hosted Allen University and grabbed a 62-55 win. 

Dez’Mond Perkins, the freshman from Madison Prep in Baton Rouge, LA, played 37 minutes and put 13 points on the board. Perkins had eight rebounds, one assist, and today was his ninth 10+ game this season. 

Justin Longstreet played 28 minutes on Saturday and put 19 points on the board. He had two rebounds, and this was his 15th 10+ game of the season. 

Horace Wyatt III played 37 minutes, had ten points on the board, and had three rebounds. 

Atlanta Clarks bench scored 26 points in this game.

From the paint, Clark Atlanta had 32 points, and they had seven fast break points. 

The lead in this game changed 5 times, and the game was tied just one time. 

Clark Atlanta will be in action Monday night at 8pm. at L.S. Epps Gymnasium for a meeting with Benedict College.

Benedict College 69 @ Morehouse College 63

At Forbes Arena in Atlanta, Morehouse hosted Benedict College and lost 69-63. Ibn Williams put seventeen points on the board for Morehouse and had four rebounds. Kerry Richardson put twelve points on the board and had six rebounds.

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