The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team will look to snap their four-game losing streak on Sunday against Notre Dame.
Georgia Tech will look to snap their season-long, four-game losing streak on Sunday against Notre Dame. The Jackets will look to sweep the season series against the Irish in South Bend on Sunday after defeating them 63-61 back on January 22nd.
The Jackets will enter the contest on Sunday with an overall record of 11-12 and a conference record of 3-7. Notre Dame enters Sunday with similar records as 12-11 overall and 2-8 in ACC play. The Irish have lost six of their last seven, only beating Boston College.
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Here are two big questions that need to be answered for the Jackets to win on Sunday.
Will the scoring woes stop?
It’s no secret that the Yellow Jackets struggle offensively but I’m not sure anybody thought they could be this bad. In each of their last four games, the Jackets have scored less than 55 points and have been kept under 50 points in each of their last two. Notre Dame hasn’t been hot offensively either which could make Sunday’s game the first one to 50 wins.
Building off the first question, we have possibly the more important question.
Will Alavardo find his groove?
During the Jackets four-game losing streak, Jose Alvarado has scored 7,5,0, and 3 points. Simply not enough out of your program centerpiece and star. Still averaging 12 points per game this season, Alvarado is far from playing his best of the season. Prior to his struggles, he scored 15+ points in three of four games and double-digits in all four. It’s pretty simple, without Alvarado, the Jackets don’t really stand a chance at winning any conference game.
Overall, Sunday’s game between the Jackets and the Irish has a chance to be a real ugly one. Neither team is really good and both have been playing some ugly basketball of late. The only question remaining is which team will play slightly above average to pull out a victory on Sunday afternoon.