Hurricanes Roll Past Georgia Tech, 70-53
Feb. 4, 2006
ATLANTA (AP) – Miami used a balanced scoring attack to overcome 27 points by Georgia Tech’s Anthony Morrow and beat the Yellow Jackets 70-53 Saturday.
The loss left Georgia Tech with its first seven-game losing streak in nine years.
Guillermo Diaz scored 19 points to lead five Miami players scoring in double figures.
Miami (14-8 overall, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won three straight games and seven of its last nine.
Tech (9-11 overall, 2-7 ACC) had not lost seven straight games since the end of the 1996-97 season. The Yellow Jackets are under .500 for the first time since the 2001-02 season.
Miami took a big lead of 20 points at 68-48 late in the game with back-to-back 3-pointers by Diaz and Robert Hite.
Ra’Sean Dickey added 13 points for Tech.
Morrow came within two points of his career high after being held to 5 points in back-to-back games.
Miami managed a 33-all halftime tie despite only two points from Hite, who leads the team with 17 points per game.
Miami opened the second half with a 15-4 run to lead 48-37. It kept the lead in double figures the final 10 minutes, managing to work the clock with multiple passes but still stretch the lead.