The above video is to an hour and a half trip that took place 25 years ago.
In this trip down memory lane, the Yellow Jackets were nationally ranked and then sophomore point guard Kenny Anderson, fellow sophomore Malcolm Mackey and junior transfer Jon Barry had the Wreck ramblin’ up and down the court to the tune of 135 points (and a win) against visiting Loyola Marymount and The System.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
There’s even a ceremonial opening toss by home grown and then Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield.
Coming off of the hype behind the Yellow Jacket’s Final Four run the previous season, the 1990-91 Yellow Jackets were not exactly looking like their former world beating selves.
Both Brian Oliver (graduation) and junior forward Dennis Scott (drafted third overall by the Orland Magic) were gone, but with Anderson returning for his sophomore year and Mackey improving , the Jackets were expected to make some noise that season.
Also making his Yellow Jackets’ debut that year was 7’0″ center and future NBA player Matt Geiger.
Coach Cremins and the Jackets would have four eventual NBA players on that years’ roster.
Anderson’s 50 points still stand as a Georgia Tech single game record. His 90 points in consecutive games since he scored 40 points the previous game in a home win versus the University of Georgia, is also a Tech scoring record.
The Loyola Marymount Lions were criss-crossing the country that year playing road games against some of the nations best teams and losing in high scoring fashion.
The Lions lost five of their previous six games after leaving Atlanta with a loss.