Georgia Tech 92, Florida A&M 59
Brandon Reed had 16 points and Georgia Tech overcame the
suspension of its leading returning scorer to beat Florida A&M
92-59 on Friday night in Brian Gregory’s first game as the Yellow
Georgia Tech announced less than an hour before the game that
junior Glen Rice Jr. was suspended for the season’s first three
games for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Mfon Udofia had 15 points and Daniel Miller had 12 points and
seven rebounds for Georgia Tech, which never trailed.
Avery Moore led Florida A&M with 15 points.
Clemon Johnson also made his debut as Florida A&M’s
Rice, the son of the former Michigan and 15-year NBA star Glen
Rice, started 23 games last season, averaging 12.8 points. Rice was
not in uniform as he watched from the bench.
Rice had six games with 20 or more points last season. Gregory,
the former Dayton coach, had not announced if Rice would have
started against Florida A&M.
The elder Rice played on Michigan’s 1989 national championship
team and the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2000 NBA championship team.
Reed, a transfer from Arkansas State who sat out last season,
joined Udofia and Jason Morris in Gregory’s three-guard lineup.
Kammeon Holsey and Miller, a 6-foot-11 sophomore center, completed
Gregory’s first starting lineup.
Georgia Tech led only 30-25 late in the first half before
entering the break with a 13-4 run. Udofia had two 3-pointers and a
fast-break basket during the run.
The Yellow Jackets kept their lead in double figures the
remainder of the game.
Freshman Julian Royal had 10 points to give Georgia Tech four
scorers in double figures.
D’Andre Bullard and Yannick Crowder each had 8 points for
Florida A&M. Crowder and Jeremy Dean, who had 7 points, fouled