KENNESAW — Spencer Dixon had a game-high 27 points and Kennesaw State built a 20-point lead in the first half en route to an 80-63 upset of Georgia Tech on Monday night.
LaDaris Green had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Owls (2-0), which had never beaten a team from the ACC or any of the other top six conferences. Markeith Cummings scored 13, Kelvin McConnell had 10 points, and Aaron Anderson grabbed 10 rebounds.
Iman Shumpert scored 20 points to lead Georgia Tech (1-1). Glen Rice Jr. scored 15 and Brian Oliver had 12 points. The Yellow Jackets cut the deficit to 54-49 midway in the second half, but the Owls pulled away for good as Dixon scored 18 points in the second half.
Kennesaw State hit its first three shots in taking a quick 7-0 lead and never cooled off while building a 41-26 halftime lead.
The Owls led 36-16 with five minutes to go before intermission.