The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to bounce back after an 82-72 loss to the Dayton Flyers Wednesday evening, as they take on the North Carolina A&T Aggies of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Game Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: McCamish Pavilion
Series Record: Georgia Tech Leads 6-0
Last Meeting: Feb. 15, 1995 GT 85 – NCAT 81
Records: NC A&T (1-2, o-1 Away) Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1 Home)
Current Odds: N/A
Injuries: GT – Travis Jorgensen, Out For Season (knee), Corey Heyward, Out for Season (knee), Jason Morris, Out 4-6 weeks (foot); NCAT – None
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The Georgia Tech men’s hoops squad will attempt to redeem themselves on their home court after losing to the Dayton Flyers 82-72 Wednesday evening. Coach Brian Gregory probably had his team’s undivided attention in practice this week. The Yellow Jackets had a hard time taking care of the ball on Wednesday committing 19 turnovers, and that directly effected the outcome against Dayton.
Trae Golden will try to bounce back from a 2 of 8 shooting performance from the field in the Dayton game, as well as trying to take better care of the ball as he committed six turnovers.
Marcus Georges-Hunt and Daniel Miller, who have been consistently strong all season, will endeavor to build on their performances from Wednesday night. Georges-Hunt hit for 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting from the field including 2 of 4 from beyond the arc, and Miller has been playing stellar basketball down in the paint, averaging 13.5 points and eight rebounds through four games and is coming off of scoring 20 points and grabbing seven rebounds against Dayton.
North Carolina A&T comes into this game with a 1-2 record with their lone win coming against Greensboro 91-64 in their season opening game. The Aggies have lost their last two contests to the likes of Utah Valley (78-71) and Rhode Island (72-59). Both of those losses were on the road, making this their third consecutive road game. The Aggies are led by two senior guards; 6’3 guard Lamont Middleton, who leads the team in scoring at 19.7 ppg, and his backcourt mate, 6’3 Richaud Pack, who also puts up 19 ppg on 65.4% shooting from the field. The Aggies inside presence is 6’7 sophomore forward Bruce Beckford who averages 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds.
The Aggies are a pretty small team overall, and Tech should be able to outclass this team in every facet of the game if they stay on top of their game. The Yellow Jackets really should have no problem dispatching the NC A&T Aggies, and coming off losing their last home game they should be very focused. The Yellow Jackets should give the home crowd a sound and solid performance. I don’t want to say that this is going to be a blowout but there is a pretty good chance Georgia Tech will be looking for one on Sunday.