Georgia Tech’s offense was sparked in the first half of Tuesday’s win over Virginia Tech by Jose Alvarado and the Jackets never looked back.
Georgia Tech on Tuesday night collected a wire-to-wire victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies by a final score of 76-57. The Yellow Jackets lit it up offensively including from beyond the arch in the game. That being said, the Jackets offense was sparked by one player particular in the game, that being junior guard Jose Alvarado. He’s YellowJackedUp’s Georgia Tech MVP for his performance in the game.
Alvardo earned the honors after a tremendous first half performance against the Hokies. In that first half, Alvarado by himself outscored the Hokies, 19-18. Those 19-points in the half, helped the Yellow Jackets jump out to a huge first half lead of 38-18 at halftime. He would earn just point in the second half but without his offense in the first half, this would be a much different game for the Yellow Jackets.
Overall, Alvarado shot 8-for-14 in the game, including 3-for-6 from beyond the arch. He also had a solid three rebounds and six assists in the game.
Over his last five games, Alvarado has been dynamite on the offensive side of the ball for the Yellow Jackets, averaging 18.6 points per game. If you take out the Yellow Jackets win over Morehouse State where Alvarado’s offensive prowess wasn’t as needed, and that average jumps up to 21-points per game over his last four.
Alvarado and the Yellow Jackets will look to pick up another win on Saturday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Panthers in Pittsburgh. The Panthers take on Notre Dame on Wednesday night. The Jacket last season defeated the Panthers 73-65 at McCamish Pavillion. Additionally, Alvarado is expected to become a father prior to Saturday’s game against the Panthers.