Holsey has 18, Georgia Tech beats Tulane 79-61

Holsey has 18, Georgia Tech beats Tulane 79-61
November 9, 2012, 9:17 pm
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Georgia Tech forward Kammeon Holsey (24) tries to take a shot against Tulane forwards Josh Davis (00) and forward Trevante Drye during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks)

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ATLANTA (AP) Kammeon Holsey, who didn't start due to an ankle injury, scored 18 points and Georgia Tech opened its season by beating Tulane 79-61 on Friday night.

Georgia Tech opened its new McCamish Pavilion, built on the site of the Yellow Jackets' old Alexander-Memorial Coliseum.

Josh Davis led Tulane (0-1) with a career-high 27 points. Ricky Tarrant had 18.

Holsey, a junior forward, came off the bench less than 5 minutes into the game and immediately assumed a lead scoring role for Georgia Tech (1-0), which returns all five starters.

Brian Gregory opened his second season as Georgia Tech's coach by starting freshmen forwards Marcus Georges-Hunt, who had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Robert Carter, Jr., who had nine points and seven rebounds. Another freshman, Chris Bolden, made two 3-pointers and had 10 points.