ATLANTA (AP) — Gani Lawal had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Georgia Tech extended its winning streak against Georgia State to 14 games with an 84-64 home victory Wednesday night.
Lewis Clinch, academically ineligible for the first semester, scored 18 in his first game and Iman Shumpert had 11 assists for the Yellow Jackets (6-2). Brad Sheehan came came off the bench to score 16.
Dante Curry had 21 points in his first game to lead Georgia State (3-7). The transfer from South Florida became eligible at the end of the first semester.
Georgia Tech played without starting guard Maurice Miller, who broke his nose late in Sundays 66-60 home loss to Illinois-Chicago. He is expected to miss about three weeks.
With Georgia State missing its first eight shots, Georgia Tech jumped to a 10-0 lead and was up by as many as 15 points at 31-16. But the Panthers went on a 10-4 run to cut the Yellow Jackets' lead to 35-26 at halftime.
Lawal had 17 points and nine rebounds in the first half as the Yellow Jackets dominated inside with a 30-17 edge on the boards.
Georgia Tech put the game away by outscoring Georgia State 26-13 coming out of the intermission, taking a 61-39 lead midway in the second half.
The Yellow Jackets have a two-game trip to California before opening Atlantic Coast Conference play on Dec. 28 at home against Virginia. Georgia Tech plays at Pepperdine on Saturday and at Southern California on Monday.