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NIT Season Tip-Off

Brunson, Hart lead No. 8 Villanova over Georgia Tech 69-52

For Villanova coach Jay Wright, it was a solid performance. Just not good enough.

Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart each scored 13 points, and the eighth-ranked Wildcats beat Georgia Tech 69-52 on Friday in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship.

Villanova (6-0) shot 52.9 percent (27 for 51) from the field, but was 8 for 27 from 3-point range. It also was outrebounded 39-28 by the Yellow Jackets.

"We have to figure this out a little bit," Wright said. "We're not shooting well from 3. Teams are really getting out and taking away the 3-pointer from us, and they're doing a good job.

"We have to figure out a way to get more open 3s, but we really have to...