ATLANTA --- Tennessee State had a scoreless stretch of more than eight minutes in the first half and nationally-ranked Georgia Tech continued its fast start to the season with a 94-43 win over the Tigers Saturday night.
Tech, which has already knocked off then top-rank Connecticut and rolled past Texas Tech in the championship of the Preseason NIT, ran its record to 7-0 with the win. TSU falls to 1-4 overall.
The Tigers were tied 8-8 through the first eight minutes of the game. Tech's Clarence Moore hit a short shot at the 12-minute mark to start a 15-0 Yellow Jacket run. The Tigers would not score again until Garrett Richardson hit a layup with 5:26 left in the first half.
Tech continued to pull away in the second half, shooting 76 percent from the field (19-25). Six players scored in double figures for Tech.
Richardson led the Tigers with 11 points and four steals. The Tigers faced a 52-23 rebounding deficit.
The Tigers play at Vanderbilt Wednesday night in the second game of a six-game road swing.