Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie shoots a free throw against the Southern Jaguars in an NCAA college basketball game at McCamish Pavilion on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Jackets prep for UGA with win over Alcorn State

Georgia Tech made easy work of Alcorn State Sunday, coming off final exams to hammer the Braves 74-50 at McCamish Pavilion.

The Yellow Jackets successfully applied defensive pressure and the Braves were loose with the ball on their own, eliminating virtually any possibility of an upset. Alcorn State turned the ball over on six of its first nine possessions, fell behind 16-6 at the 12:53 mark and trailed by double digits for the final 27:19.

Tech (6-3) was able to go deep in the bench as preparations begin for Tuesday night’s home matchup against Georgia. Center Ben Lammers, who entered the game No. 2 in the ACC in minutes played with 35.4 minutes per game, recorded his sixth double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) in just 20 minutes of play. No player was on the floor for more than 28 minutes.

Tech was led in scoring by guards Tadric Jackson and Josh Okogie, who both contributed 14.

The Jackets shot 41.9 percent from the field (26 for 62) while holding Alcorn State (2-7) to 31.4 percent shooting. Alcorn State entered the game rated 343rd out of 351 Division I teams by kenpom.com. Tech was No. 118.

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