COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- B.J. Elder and No. 15 Georgia Tech continue to cruise in the early season.
Elder scored 18 points as the Yellow Jackets turned in another dominant effort en route to a 73-53 pounding of Ohio State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Georgia Tech (6-0) has won all six games by double figures, winning by an average of nearly 22 points. The Yellow Jackets never trailed Wednesday, building an early 23-8 advantage with the superior athleticism and defensive pressure they showcased in capturing the Preseason NIT.
"I was very pleased with our effort considering the number of games we played last week in New York," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "I was proud of how we came out today."
Elder made 6-of-11 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, to continue his strong start to the season. Marvin Lewis scored 15 points and Jarrett Jack added 14.
The Yellow Jackets' Isma'il Muhammad turned in the game's most spectacular play when he rose for a resounding two-handed jam while being fouled by J.J. Sullinger. Muhammad added the foul shot for a 47-36 advantage with 12:36 to go.
"We were embarrassed," Sullinger said. "We can compete with them and we can compete with anybody. We just are not doing good things as a team to get the win."
The Buckeyes (2-3) suffered their worst loss in the six-year history of Value City Arena, falling to 38-5 against non-conference opponents at home in that span.
"I sensed we weren't ready coming into tonight in our home opener," Buckeyes coach Jim O'Brien said.
Ohio State shot just under 33 percent (16-of-49) and committed 20 turnovers, failing to match up with Georgia Tech's quickness. Tony Stockman had a particularly rough time, scoring seven points on 1-of-11 shooting.
"We swarm defensively," Hewitt said. "We have a bunch of guys who can get out and guard and we turn people over."
The Yellow Jackets never trailed, using a 13-0 tear to establish a 23-8 lead nearly 11 minutes into the contest. The Buckeyes went nearly six minutes without a point in that stretch.
The victory gave the ACC its fifth victory in the Challenge, clinching its fifth straight triumph in the series with the Big Ten.
"I think this is the fifth straight year that the ACC has won it and I hope in March they remember when they are handing out (NCAA Tournament) bids," Hewitt said.