Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner directs his offense during Tuesday's game against Georgia.
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Tech falls to Georgia 60-43

A sellout crowd at McCamish Pavilion that included several members of the Georgia Tech football team came ready to celebrate a win over Georgia. They left unsatisfied.

The Yellow Jackets were loose with the ball, didn’t shoot it well and allowed Georgia guard J.J. Frazier to take over in the second half, sending them to a 60-43 loss to their in-state rivals Tuesday night.

Tech (6-4) missed its first eight 3-pointers, shot 34.6 percent from the field and turned the ball over 10 times in 35 first-half possessions. Georgia (8-3) was hardly flawless, but was much stronger on the glass to earn its second consecutive win over the Jackets.

Georgia guard J.J. Frazier soars for two points over Georgia Tech guards Justin Moore (left) and Corey Heyward in a NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/
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Taking 13 offensive rebounds to Tech’s five, the Bulldogs outscored the Jackets 19-2 in second-chance points, a season-low for Tech. It was also Tech’s lowest scoring output for the season.

Tech didn’t have much going for it beyond center Ben Lammers, who was the only Tech player in double figures with 10 points and added eight rebounds with three assists.

For Georgia, Frazier led with 15 points, 11 in the second half.

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