ATLANTA — Freshmen Marcus Georges-Hunt and Robert Carter Jr. scored 10 points each Wednesday to lead Georgia Tech to a 52-38 win over Presbyterian in a nonconference matchup.
The Yellow Jackets (2-0) weren’t good from distance in making 3-of-20 3-point shots, and for a long time they weren’t good in the paint, either, before whipping the Blue Hose (0-2) badly in the paint in the second half.
The bigger team from the ACC had a 22-4 edge in points in the paint after trailing 25-24 at intermission.
Presbyterian senior guard Khalid Mutakabbir led the Blue Hose with 13 points, 12 of them coming in the first half.
NO. 10 FLORIDA 74, NO. 22 WISCONSIN 56
At Gainesville, Fla., Erik Murphy tied a career-high with 24 points days after dealing with an illness.
Murphy made all 10 of his shots, including two from 3-point range, as the short-handed Gators enjoyed a double-digit lead most of the night. He also had seven rebounds.
Mike Rosario added 15 points, four rebounds and four assists for Florida (2-0), and Kenny Boynton chipped in 10.
Sam Dekker and Jared Berggren had 11 points apiece for Wisconsin (1-1).
The Gators, playing without point guard Scottie Wilbekin (suspension) and forward Casey Prather (concussion), essentially won with fast starts in both halves. Florida scored the first nine points of the game and the first seven after intermission.
The Badgers (1-1) missed their first six shots — including five from behind the arc.
Florida hit 18 of 24 shots (75 percent) in the first 20 minutes and extended the lead to 19 (50-31) early in the second half. Boynton converted the 13th four-point play of his career to open the second half. Murphy followed with a post basket, and Boyton added a driving layup.
The Badgers never cut the lead below 12 the rest of the way.
The only negative for Florida was 20 turnovers.
Miss. State’s Steele out six weeks, Borchert suspended
Mississippi State guard Jalen Steele is expected to miss six weeks because of a fractured right wrist.
The 6-foot-3 junior from Knoxville, Tenn., was injured while driving for a layup in the first half of the Bulldogs’ 78-58 victory against Florida Atlantic on Tuesday night.
The school says surgery will not be required.
Mississippi State (1-1) also announced that forward Colin Borchert has been suspended for a “violation of team rules” and will not travel with the team to the Maui Invitational. The Bulldogs will take six scholarship players to Hawaii.
CITADEL 62, MONTREAT 45
At Charleston, freshman Matt Van Scyoc led the way with 16 points and seven rebounds and Mike Groselle added 13 points to help rout Division II Montreat. Groselle added four steals, and Van Scyoc shot 4 of 6 from behind the arc.
Citadel (2-1) opened on a 21-10 run. Citadel made 12 of 22 shots in the first half compared to Montreat shooting 33.3 percent (6 for 18).
The Cavaliers (1-2), who are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, counted the contest as a scrimmage.