Jackets top 100 again, roll over the Phoenix

Georgia Tech guard Marcus Georges-Hunt takes it to the basket for two points past Green Bay forward Kerem Kanter during an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT


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ATLANTA — Charles Mitchell scored 15 points, Adam Smith and Quinton Stephens each added 14 points, and Georgia Tech beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 107-77 on Thursday night.

Marcus Georges-Hunt and Josh Heath each finished with 13 points for the Yellow Jackets (3-0), who never trailed and led by double digits from the early minutes of the first half.

Charles Cooper scored 9 of his 14 points in the early minutes of the second half for Green Bay (0-3). Jordan Fouse finished with 9 points.

Carrington Love, who began the game averaging 27 points, finished with 7 points after going just 3 for 12 from the field.

The Phoenix lost in overtime last Friday at Stanford. They lost 103-90 on Tuesday at East Tennessee State in a game that started at 6 a.m. to accommodate television.

Georgia Tech took its biggest first-half lead at 31 on James White’s 3-point play. The Jackets hit 72 percent of their 32 attempts in the first half.

Nick Jacobs finished with 12 points as each of the Jackets’ starters scored in double figures.

Green Bay is in its first season under coach Linc Darner, who led Florida Southern to the NCAA Division II national title last season.

Green Bay: The loss at East Tennessee State marked the first time since Jan. 3-5, 2013 that the Phoenix dropped two in a row in the regular season. They were one of only five Division I teams to avoid consecutive defeats in both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 regular seasons.

Georgia Tech: After beating Cornell 116-81 in last week’s opener, the Jackets have scored 100 points twice in the same season for the first time since the 2007-08 season when they beat Jackson State and Georgia State.


Green Bay: Hosts Minnesota-Duluth on Sunday.

Georgia Tech: Hosts East Tennessee State on Sunday.