One day after picking up a much needed win over Boise State, the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team faltered against the Houston Cougars.
Georgia Tech men’s basketball continued their recent struggles on Monday evening against the Houston Cougars. The Jackets entered the evening looking for another much needed victory as they looked to get above .500. The Houston Cougars had other plans, however, using a huge first half to get past the Yellow Jackets.
In the second half, the Jackets put together a much better performance but were unable to overcome their first-half deficit. However, despite the better defensive performance in the half, the Jackets were unable to pick up their pace offensively. Overall, in the half, the two teams were able to match each other point-for-point working themselves to a 27-27 draw. However, the lack of offense would come back and sting the Yellow Jackets once again, a common occurrence in the Josh Pastner era.
Forward Moses Wright had another strong performance on Monday against the Cougars, scoring 19-points while also bringing down 10-rebounds. Wright has now scored double-digit points in five of his last six games and in eight of 11 games in total. So far, about a third of the way through the season, Wright is averaging 12.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Jordan Usher continued to knock off the rust after his yearlong absence from the court, scoring 10-points for the Yellow Jackets. He wasn’t efficient, shooting 4-for-12 but it was a quality effort, giving him back-to-back double-digit scoring performances.
Additionally, Michael Devoe added another strong performance to his great season, contributing 17-points in his effort. The sophomore shot 5-for-9 from the field including 2-for-3 from beyond the arch. He also shot 5-for-6 from the free-throw line.
Overall, Monday’s performance against Houston on Monday once again showed the inconsistencies that have plagued the Jackets during the Josh Pastner era. Georgia Tech will hit the court one more time this week as they’re set to take on Hawaii on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m