The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team won their fourth straight game on Sunday night, defeating the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 70-54 at McCamish Pavillion.
A great defensive first half for Georgia Tech against Wake Forest helped propel the Jackets to victory over the Demon Deacons on Sunday evening. The Jackets kept Wake Forest to just 21-points in the first half and a season-best, 54 points for the game.
While the Jackets kept Wake Forest to a 41.5% shooting percentage from the floor including 15% from beyond the arch, the Jackets, on the other hand, had another strong shooting night. As a team, they knocked down 51% of their shots and were shooting well from beyond the arch at 34.6%.
A majority of the Jackets’ 70-points on Sunday came from the dynamic backcourt duo of senior guard Jose Alvarado and junior guard Michael Devoe. Together, the two scored 42 of the Jackets 70-points.
Alvarado, recorded his third consecutive 20-point game on Sunday night against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, dropping 25-points, four rebounds, and two assists in the Jackets victory. The senior guard is now averaging 18.1 points per game this season, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.8 assists, his points per game average ranks second in the ACC behind Duke’s Matthew Hurt who is averaging 18.8 points through five games.
Devoe, on the other hand, recorded 17-points in the victory, giving him at least 12-points or more in five of the Jackets’ six games. He added on four rebounds, one assist, and two steals for the night.
Moses Wright and Bubba Parham both had quality efforts in the game, scoring eight points apiece. The “lack” of scoring from the rest of the lineup, wasn’t due to poor shooting, Wright hit 4-of-7 shots while Parham hit 3-of-6 including 2-of-5 from beyond the arch. Jordan Usher recorded just a single point but took just three shots from the field. Off the bench, Khalid Moore recorded four points and three rebounds in 19 minutes while Kyle Sturdivant recorded seven points in 11 minutes.
With the victory, the Jackets improve to 6-3 on the season and 2-1 in conference play. They’ll look for their fifth straight victory on Wednesday night when they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend. The Irish are off to a sluggish start this season, at 3-6 including 0-3 in conference play. Additionally, they’ve lost four of their last five games.