The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to continue to heal both physically and psychologically when the Boston College Eagles visit McCamish Pavilion on Wednesday night.
Game Time: 7 pm EST
Venue: McCamish Pavilion Atlanta,GA
Series Record: Georgia Tech leads, 10-8
Last Meeting: January 21, 2014 – Georgia Tech defeated Boston College 68-60 at Chestnut Hill, MA
Records: Boston College (6-17, 2-8 ACC) Georgia Tech (12-12 , 3-8 ACC)
Current Odds: Georgia Tech, -4
Injuries: GT: Travis Jorgensen – Out For Season (knee), Jason Morris – Out indefinitely (foot), Trae Golden, questionable (groin); Boston College – None
TV: RSN , ESPN3
Radio: 106.7 FM
The Yellow Jackets have truly put forth some amazing efforts in recent weeks, only to have those efforts bare little fruit in the win column, with Tech dropping four of their last five ACC contests. It was nice to see Trae Golden and Robert Carter Jr. give it a go versus the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday, but their presence did not factor in much in the second half, when Tech was held to one point in the final 7:32 of the game.
With all that being said, maybe the best medicine for this ailing Jackets team is to have a team like Boston College come to town. The Eagles are struggling even more than the Jackets, and Tech has already beaten them once this season in Chestnut Hill.
The Eagles will boast the same cast of characters that they did on January 21st with Senior guard Olivier Hanlan leading the team with his 18 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. Hanlan dropped 19 points and shot 8 of 10 from the floor in his last game against the Jackets. He has been kind of a thorn in Georgia Tech’s side whenever these two teams face.
Forward, Ryan Anderson, mans the middle with his 15 points on 50.1% shooting to go along with his 7.1 boards per game. Anderson was really a non-factor in the previous matchup, so he will be trying to make his presence felt in this game.
The Jackets could get healthy both physically and especially psychologically if this game goes right. Nothing helps a teams’ mental state more than a solid win on their home court.
Senior center, Daniel Miller, has really done a great job of being steady for the Jackets of late. He has been a presence in the paint both offensively and defensively and was the lone bright spot for Georgia Tech in their loss against Virginia when he logged nine points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots. Miller needs to continue to show ownership of the lane.
Marques Georges-Hunt and Chris Bolden need to decide whether they want to be factors or not. They both have been the most inconsistent players on the team, and head coach Brian Gregory doesn’t know if he is going to get a good version or bad version of either player from game to game.
Lastly, Trae Golden and Robert Carter need to contribute as much as they can. It is understood that they are both hobbled right now, but Georgia Tech is in “all hands on deck” mode right now as they try to salvage something out of this season.
It would be nice to see Tech get a much needed “W” Wednesday night. The effort that this team has put forth with all the adversity of injuries does not warrant them falling under the .500 mark for the season. However, if they lay an egg against the Eagles, that is the fate that awaits them.
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