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Updated: Saturday, December 6, 2003 9:47 PM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(15) Georgia Tech 94, Tennessee St 43

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- B.J. Elder and No. 15 Georgia Tech continued their hot start.

Elder scored eight of his 11 points during a key early run as the Yellow Jackets routed Tennessee State, 94-43, to improve to 7-0 for the first time since winning their first 10 contests during the 1989-90 season.

Luke Schenscher had 15 points to lead six players in double figures for the Yellow Jackets (7-0), who improved to 8-1 all time against teams from the Ohio Valley Conference. They were meeting the Tigers (1-4) for the first time.

"When we move the ball, we find open guys, and that's why you see some balanced scoring," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "We did a much better job in the second half of moving the ball and not turning it over."

The game was tied, 8-8, before Clarence Moore made a layup to commence a 15-0 run. Elder followed with a pair of 3-pointers around a jumper before Schenscher made a layup and three-point play to make it 23-8 with just under seven minutes left in the half.

Georgia Tech, which held a 32-15 advantage at the break, shot 76 percent in the second half (22-of-29) and finished at 60 percent (35-of-58). Schenscher pulled down 12 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets, who held a whopping 52-23 advantage on the glass.

"He gave us a big lift on the boards," Hewitt said. "He's starting to get those big rebounds where he gets them over everybody else."

Jarrett Jack had 11 points and 11 assists for the Yellow Jackets, who dished out 25 assists to just seven for the Tigers. Jack led all players for Georgia Tech with 28 minutes as Hewitt used his bench frequently in the romp.

Tennessee State connected on just 27 percent of its attempts (17-of-63), making just 2-of-23 shots from the arc. The Tigers dropped their fourth straight game.

"We played pretty well in the first half," Tennessee State coach Cy Alexander said. "In the second half, Georgia Tech ups their intensity level, ups their transition game and we allow them to shoot 76 percent from the field in the second half and 63 percent from the 3-point line."

The Yellow Jackets have won all seven games by double digits.


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