ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Freshman Anthony Morrow scored 17 of his season-high 20 in the second half as No. 9 Georgia Tech cruised to a 92-58 win over Lafayette.
Morrow was 6-of-9 from beyond the arc en route to his second consecutive double-digit scoring game. He had not scored more than six in any of his previous seven contests.
"Obviously our freshmen, Anthony Morrow and Ra'Sean Dickey, played extremely well," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. "For the last few games, I've talked about how all three of those young guys, but especially Dickey and Morrow, have been playing better and better in practice."
The Yellow Jackets were never really threatened in the contest, taking the lead for good at 13-11 with 13:10 in the first half on Morrow's first 3-pointer.
Jarrett Jack added seven of his 10 points in the first as Georgia Tech (9-1) took a 37-29 lead into the half.
In the second half, Morrow scored 11 during a 20-3 run that put the Leopards away, including three 3-pointers. Dickey also posted a season-high, scoring 15 for last season's runner-up in the NCAA title game.
"For Ra'Sean, it's been in the effort area and for Anthony on the defensive end," Hewitt said about both player's improvement. "You saw tonight what those guys do very well - they can score."
"I thought we competed pretty well early but their athleticism was too much and they kept running very good players at you," Lafayette coach Fran O'Hanlon said. "This is an excellent basketball team and when they started to go on their run, we just lost our poise."
Leading scorer B.J. Elder was limited to just five points for the Yellow Jackets, the third time in the last four games he has failed to reach double figures.
"He was more aggressive," Hewitt said. "He was frustrated in the locker room, but I told him, 'At least you were aggressive looking for your shot.' The shots are going to fall. Maybe he was pressing a little bit, but the fact that he came out with an aggressive mind set made me happy."
Luke Schenscher added 12 points for Georgia Tech, which travels to No. 2 Kansas for a January 1 matchup.
Bilal Abdullah scored 12 and Sean Knitter added 11 for Lafayette (3-7), which had a two-game win streak snapped.
"I just hope we get better," O'Hanlon said. "This gives us an opportunity playing in a venue like this, and I thought we did a better job with our poise tonight than we did against Louisville. Hopefully our poise will continue to get better and that will help carry us through conference play."