The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team dominated Virginia Tech from start-to-finish on Tuesday evening.
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team picked up a rare wire-to-wire victory on Tuesday night against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
The Yellow Jackets started fast against the Hokies and never took their foot off the pedal. For the first few minutes, the Hokies would hang around the Yellow Jackets, at one-point the Jackets up just 11-7. However, after a Michael Devoe three-pointer with 14:07 remaining, the Jackets would really take over in the game. Over the remaining 14-minutes, the Jackets outscored the Hokies 27-11.
Jose Alvarado was the star of the Jackets first half by far, totaling 19-points in the first 20-minutes of action, outscoring the Hokies in the half by himself. Add in the rest of the Jackets adding in additional 19-points, and the Jackets found themselves up 20-points, 38-18 at halftime. For the game, four Yellow Jackets would finish with double-digit points including
In the second half, Virginia Tech’s offense would come alive, scoring 39-points, a strong offensive performance to say the least. Unfortunately, for the Hokies, the Yellow Jackets offensive success continued into the second half where they put up another 38-points, matching their first half total. Their continued success didn’t allow the Hokies to ever make up much room in the half and ultimately would allow the Jackets to walk away with a rather “easy” wire-to-wire 76-57 victory on Tuesday night.
The Jackets in the game were especially hot from beyond the arch, where they shot at a 44.4% clip for the game. Well above their season average of 28.9% Overall, they were 8-for-18 for the game while Virginia Tech struggled, hitting just 4-for-23. The Jackets also kept their turnovers rather low for the game with just 10 turnovers while also out rebounding the Hokies 37-30.
It wasn’t a perfect game for the Yellow Jackets, however, as they did struggle from the free-throw line. They were just 10-for-21 from the line, shooting 47.6% for the game.
The Yellow Jacket will look for their second straight win on Saturday afternoon when they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers in Pittsburgh. The Panthers currently sit at 14-8 on the season and have a game against Notre Dame set for Wednesday.