Originally created 12/24/01

Jackets fall to Tulane, 79-69



ATLANTA -- Brandon Brown scored 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Tulane beat Georgia Tech 79-69 Sunday night.

Tulane (8-1) extended its winning streak to four games and won for just the third time in its last 10 games against ACC teams.

The loss ended a three-game winning streak for Georgia Tech (6-6). Tony Akins and Halston Lane scored 13 points each for the Yellow Jackets, who shot 38.2 percent from the field.

Waitari Marsh scored 13 points and Brandon Spann 12 for Tulane.

Tulane never trailed, its largest margin coming at 50-36 on Wayne Tinsley's basket with 14:25 left in the game.

The Green Wave led 38-33 at the half on the strength of long-range shooting. Tulane connected on 7-of-10 3-point shots in the first half and 8-for-15 for the game.

Meanwhile, Georgia Tech missed nine of its first 11 shots and finished the first half shooting 35 percent.

Tulane opened the second half with an 8-0 run and led 46-33 after Nick Sinville's basket 3:25 into the half.

The Yellow Jackets hit five 3-pointers over the next five minutes and trimmed the lead to 54-52 on B.J. Elder's layup at the 10:51 mark, but the Green Wave pushed the lead to 60-52 with a 6-0 run.

Three times in the final 5:30, Georgia Tech trimmed the lead to four, and Akins' jumper at 3:23 cut it to two.