ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Isma'il Muhammad scored 16 points as fourth-ranked Georgia Tech matched its best start in school history with a 90-40 rout of overmatched Marist.
Led by Muhammad, the Yellow Jackets are off to their best start since also starting 11-0 in 1962-63. That season, Georgia Tech failed to receive a postseason bid.
B.J. Elder and Luke Schenscher each added 13 points for the Yellow Jackets, who used the contest as nothing more than a glorified practice.
"I thought we had stalled over the last three games, and today I thought we got better," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "We had only five turnovers, and that's a pretty darn good job. When you defend like we did today and you only have five turnovers, that's very good."
It marked the second time this season that the Yellow Jackets, who are enjoying their highest ranking since 1986, won by 50 points. They rolled to a 95-43 rout of Tennessee State on December 6.
After Marist (1-8) took a 2-0 lead, the Yellow Jackets scored the next 12 points to take control of the contest. They stretched the lead to 38-14 at the half.
In the first half, the Yellow Jackets held the Red Foxes to just four baskets and forced 14 turnovers. Marist shot just 29 percent (15-of-51) overall and committed 21 turnovers.
Marist coach Dave Magarity had high praise for the Yellow Jackets.
"Back in 1982, I coached against Georgetown and they were the No. 1 team in the country and had Patrick Ewing and that's the last time I've seen a team that good defensively and that active, that deep and that versatile until tonight," Magarity said. "They take you out of everything, everything that you want to do, they're that good."
Georgia Tech, which has won all its games this season by double digits, shot 51 percent (36-of-71) and also held a 42-35 rebounding advantage.