Tech Wins Season Opener

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday Nov. 14, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Gani Lawal had career highs with 18 points and 12
rebounds, and Moe Miller scored 17 pooints with 10 assists in Georgia Tech's 92-47 win over Winston-Salem State on Friday night. The Yellow Jackets (1-0) took a 78-37 lead on Zach Peacock's runner with 7:10 remaining.

Jamal Durham scored 11 points to lead Winston-Salem State (0-1). The Rams hit just 26.2 percent of 65 shots from the field, and they were 7-for-23 on free throws. Lawal, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, matched his career high of 17, set in last year's loss at Indiana, in the first half.

Georgia Tech, coming off a 15-17 season, need lots of production from Lawal and Miller, the team's most experienced returning starters. Senior captain D'Andre Bell faces season-ending spinal surgery next month, and academic difficulty will sideline Lewis Clinch until next semester.

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