Georgia beats Georgia Tech to maintain hold on state rivalry

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Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Rayshaun Hammonds had 26 points, Anthony Edwards scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and Georgia beat state rival Georgia Tech 82-78 on Wednesday night to continue its recent hold on the series.

Edwards helped fill the scoring void for Georgia (4-0) when Hammonds left the game with four fouls midway through the second half.

Michael Devoe led Georgia Tech (2-1) with a career-high 34 points and 10 rebounds to continue his high-scoring start to the season. Devoe had 22 points in each of the Yellow Jackets' first two games.

Georgia kept its lead in double figures most of the second half before weathering Devoe's late spree of three 3-pointers.

Donnell Gresham, who had 13 points, sank four free throws for Georgia in the final 30 seconds.

Georgia earned its fifth straight win over Georgia Tech. It is the Bulldogs' longest winning streak in the state rivalry since a seven-game streak from 1980-83, when the teams played more than once each season.

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner is 0-4 in the rivalry.