Georgia Tech ends long dry spell with victory in Athens

Georgia Tech 68, Georgia 56

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ATHENS, Ga. — Brian Gregory gave his Georgia Tech players a history lesson and then issued a challenge to make history in their rivalry with Georgia.

Georgia Tech's Glen Rice Jr. grabs his face after being fouled by Georgia forward Donte Williams. Rice had 12 points in the victory.   Richard Hamm/Morris News Service
Richard Hamm/Morris News Service
Georgia Tech's Glen Rice Jr. grabs his face after being fouled by Georgia forward Donte Williams. Rice had 12 points in the victory.

The Yellow Jackets delivered for the first-year coach.

Georgia Tech took control with a dominant start to the second half and beat Georgia 68-56 on Wednesday night for the Yellow Jackets’ first win in 35 years on the campus of their state rival.

Georgia Tech won at Georgia for the first time since Nov. 26, 1976, ending the Bulldogs’ 13-game home winning streak in the series.

“I was 10 years old when that happened,” Gregory said.

“There are a lot of players that have worn that uniform and never won down here,” Gregory said. “Part of our process in getting it back is to do some special things, and tonight was a special thing.”

The series includes 14 consecutive games played at a neutral site, The Omni in Atlanta, in the 1980s and 1990s.

Jason Morris had 15 points, all in the second half, to lead Georgia Tech (5-4). The Jackets beat the Bulldogs after trailing by seven points in the first half.

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Ugahater715 12/08/11 - 05:45 pm
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Wait to go Coach Gregory!

Wait to go Coach Gregory! THWG!

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