Adam Morrison scored 24 points to lead 22nd-ranked Gonzaga to an 85-73 victory over No. 3 Georgia Tech last night in a Las Vegas Showdown men's game at Thomas & Mack Center...
LAS VEGAS Adam Morrison scored 24 points to lead 22nd-ranked Gonzaga to an 85-73 victory over No. 3 Georgia Tech last night in a Las Vegas Showdown men’s game at Thomas & Mack Center.
Morrison, who is from Spokane, made 11 of 18 shots from the field.
Derek Raivio of Vancouver, Wash., added 21 points 10 above his average for the Zags.
Ronny Turiaf contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga (8-1).
The Zags have won five in a row since losing to Illinois, currently ranked No. 1 in the country.
Will Bynum scored a career-high 28 points off the bench for Georgia Tech (7-1), but he couldn’t keep the Yellow Jackets from their first loss of the season.
B.J. Elder added 16 points for Georgia Tech, and Jarrett Jack had 15.
“That’s a great team we beat,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.
Gonzaga shot 49.2 percent from the field, compared with 40.3 percent for the Yellow Jackets.
The Zags outrebounded Georgia Tech 41-36.
Georgia Tech, from the Atlantic Coast Conference, played in the national-championship game last season, losing 82-73 to Connecticut in San Antonio.