NEW YORK -- For Villanova coach Jay Wright, it was a solid performance. Just not good enough.
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 be efficient from two if they're going to do that."
Georgia Tech (4-2) has lost two of three. Charles Mitchell led the Yellow Jackets with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Georgia Tech grabbed its only lead at 7-6 on Marcus Georges-Hunt's layup 3:36 into the game.
"There were a lot positives," said Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory, who pointed at "the discipline and maturity" Mitchell displayed in losing 25 pounds in the offseason weight. "Unfortunately we have to have a lot more to beat a team like Villanova right now."
Villanova led 30-23 at halftime, and the advantage ballooned to 19 points following Brunson's two free throws with 6:42 left. The lead never fell below 13 after that.
Villanova fans at Barclays Center began to celebrate the championship after Jenkins and Hart hit back-to-back 3s from the right side a minute apart to give the Wildcats a 64-45 lead with 3:36 remaining.
"Villanova's largest alumni faction is in the New York area," Wright said. "I knew we would have crowd. We always have a great crowd (when) we play in New York."
Villanova: The Wildcats were 5 for 15 from 3-point range in the second half.
Georgia Tech: Friday's game marked the Yellow Jackets' third game at Barclays Center. Georgia Tech participated in the 2013 Barclays Center Classic, where it lost to Mississippi and St. John's.
Villanova: Visits St. Joseph's on Dec. 1.
Georgia Tech: Hosts Wofford on Dec. 1.