After a long break, the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team returned to the court on Sunday against Florida A&M and also returned to the win column.
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team earned their fifth victory of the season on Sunday afternoon when they took on the 3-7 Florida A&M Rattlers. The Jackets dominated the game from start to finish en route to a 73-40 victory. It was the Jackets third victory of 20+ points on the season.
The Jackets coming off back-to-back losses to Northwestern and St. John’s before Sunday’s onslaught against the Rattlers. Offensively, the Jackets were led by senior guard Brandon Alston who had a 15-point day against FAMU, the only Yellow Jacket starter to finish the day in double-digits. Freshman forward Khalid Moore had a career day contributing 14-points in the victory.
That being said, despite the victory, it was a sloppy game for the Yellow Jackets. The Jackets in their 33-point victory had 14 personal fouls and 18 turnovers. They did, however, shoot well from all spots on the floor, shooting 54% from the field, 40% from beyond the perimeter, and 77.3% from the line.
Defensively, the Jackets obviously did a tremendous job as they kept FAMU to just a 34.8 shooting percentage and forced 25 turnovers not to mention keeping the Rattlers to just 13 first-half points. They also had 25 defensive rebounds while allowing just 8 offensive rebounds on the day. Overall, it was a good bounce-back victory for the Jackets after a long lay off since their demoralizing losses against Northwestern and St. John’s
The Yellow Jackets will no go on another long break before they take the court again next Monday (12/17) when they take on Gardner-Webb. Starting on the 17th, they’ll play five games in 16 games before starting their non-conference schedule on January 5th against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.