ATLANTA (AP) — Freshman Manu Lecomte scored a career-high 16 points, Donnavan Kirk added 14 points and Miami used its tight zone defense to beat Georgia Tech 56-42 on Saturday.
The Hurricanes (10-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) showed why it ranks ninth in average points allowed, causing Georgia Tech to miss 27 of its first 35 shots from the field.READ MORE: Black Restaurant Week is underway in Atlanta through August 14
Trae Golden finished with 12 points for the Yellow Jackets (10-8, 1-4), who used an eight-man rotation following injuries or sickness suffered by Robert Carter Jr., Jason Morris and Solomon Poole.READ MORE: Trump says he took the Fifth in questioning in New York Attorney General fraud investigation
The Hurricanes never trailed after Lecomte’s layup made it 7-5 early in the first, taking their first double-digit lead on a pair of free throws by Lemonte with 3 seconds left before intermission.
Rion Brown, a native of Hinesville, Ga., had 12 points for Miami, which finished with just four assists, but most of their baskets came off the dribble.MORE NEWS: Clean air advocates urge Georgia school systems to apply for school bus rebate funding
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