Yellow Jackets sting Tigers; advance to Maui final
Maui, HI (Sports Network) – Jeremis Smith had 21 points and nine rebounds, as
19th-ranked Georgia Tech rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat No. 12
Memphis, 92-85, in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.
Lewis Clinch added 17 points and Ra’Sean Dickey finished with 14 points and 10
boards for the Yellow Jackets (5-0), who will face either fifth-ranked UCLA or
No. 20 Kentucky in Wednesday’s championship game.
Georgia Tech shot 32.3 percent in the opening 20 minutes and fell behind 46-30
at the half. However, it went 17-of-30 from the field in the second half to
pull out the win.
Chris Douglas-Roberts had 26 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (2-1),
who struggled by going 11-of-26 over the final 20 minutes. Jeremy Hunt added
16 points and Antonio Anderson scored 15 for Memphis, which went 10-of-30 from
Conversely, the Yellow Jackets made just 3-of-10 from beyond the arc, but made
up for that by feasting at the free throw line and dominating on the boards.
Georgia Tech went 35-of-50 from the charity stripe and outrebounded Memphis,