Georgia Tech loses to Marquette in Florida tournament

Credit: Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com

Credit: Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com

Javon Franklin scored 17 points but Georgia Tech lost to Marquette 84-60 in the third-place game at the Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament in Fort Myers, Florida Wednesday.

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Kam Jones scored 19 points and Tyler Kolek added 14 points with six assists for the Golden Eagles.

Kyle Sturdivant added 10 for the Jackets (3-2). Georgia Tech was just 22-of-65 (34%) in field goals.

Marquette scored 18 of the opening 22 points of the game and the Golden Eagles led by at least seven points the rest of the half. Marquette used a 6-0 run to extend its lead to 41-23 as Tech went scoreless for three-plus minutes.

Marquette 84, Georgia Tech 60

Marquette (4-2), which scored just 55 points in a loss to Mississippi State on Monday, built a 56-38 lead by the 14:28 mark of the second half as Georgia Tech started the half making just 4 of 11 shots.

Sean Jones added 11 points for Marquette. Oso Ighodaro had 10 points and 10 rebounds for his second career double-double. The Golden Eagles made 17 of 22 free throws while the Jackets attempted just 10.