Ga. Tech opens with 100-59 win over Florida A&M
Paul Hewitt believes his
It was an impressive showing of talent and depth for
“Trust me, what happened on Sunday had me scratching my head,” Hewitt said. “I thought for sure we’d come out and play better. Today was more of what we expect.”
“I told them this is the ultimate,” Hewitt said. “If you just check all your personal goals at the door and play as hard as you can when you’re out there, we have a chance to have a great team, I mean a great team. We’ve got tremendous depth.”
Shumpert, a sophomore, led the
“Coach was stressing to us all week because of the overtime game in the exhibition that we weren’t jumping on teams defensively like we can,” Shumpert said. “With the depth we have and the quickness we have and a lot of the freshmen are good with their hands, we can get a lot of deflections.”
Shumpert said he heard about the exhibition scare all week from his coach and even from other students.
“(Hewitt) definitely used that,” Shumpert said. “We heard a lot from it. We heard a lot in school about it. Everybody was a little worried. We all knew we just came out flat.”
Favors played 24 minutes in his much-anticipated debut.
“I couldn’t wait for it,” Favors said.
“This game really meant something. It really counted in our schedule. We just wanted to come out here and play hard and have fun at the same time.”
A basket by Lawal pushed the lead to 30 points at 46-16 late in the first half.
The first sign of
Peacock finished with eight points.
Oliver had four 3-pointers in the final 10 minutes.