Georgia Tech (15-16, 6-12) ACC has travelled a rocky, injury-riddled road this year. Through all that, the Yellow Jackets have always played hard, and on Senior Day, Brian Gregory’s squad was able to send off the upperclassman with a 62-51 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies (9-21 2-16 ACC).
The senior leadership came up big for the Jackets. Daniel Miller, who has played in every game since setting foot on Georgia Tech’s campus as a freshman, finished with a strong final game at McCamish, tallying 14 points, nine rebounds, and a blocked shot.
Trae Golden also played well in his final game on campus with 14 points and eight assists, and senior Kammeon Holsey logged five points off the bench. Robert Carter Jr. played his part in sending these seniors off with a win contributing a team high 16 points to the cause.
Georgia Tech pretty much had control of this game from the start. There was a moment late in the game when it looked like Va. Tech was going to creep back in it, whittling Georgia Tech’s double-digit lead down to eight midway through the second half, but Tech was able to work the lead back up to 15 points and never relinquished control.
The Jackets did have a hard time controlling Virginia Tech sophomore forward Joey van Zegeren, who finished with 21 points and seven boards. However, the Jackets did a great job holding the Hokies’ leading scorer Jarell Eddie in check, with him only hitting 2 of 10 attempts from the floor and finishing with five points.
Now that the regular season is over for the Jackets, Brian Gregory will now have his team turn their focus to Greensboro, North Carolina, where the ACC Tournament will be held. The Jackets are the healthiest they have been all season, and may have a chance of advancing through the conference bracket, depending on who they are matched up against, of course.
The ACC Tournament, which begins on March 12, is going to be Georgia Tech’s final chance to try to make any kind of post season tournament so they are going to have to put their best foot forward.
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