On February 26th, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets suffered a brutal 34-point loss on the road to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish .
Georgia Tech entered this game on a two-game losing streak hoping to upset the red-hot Notre Dame team who was 20-8 going into this matchup. Everyone knew it was gonna be an extremely tough game for the Yellow Jackets but there was still some hope that they would be able to pull off the upset. Sadly, that was not the case.
In the first half, Notre Dame jumped to an early lead but Georgia Tech kept the game close by playing great defense. It looked as if the game was gonna be closer than everyone expected but, all of that changed very quickly.
The Yellow Jackets’ defense held up for a solid majority of the first half but they could not make a bucket for anything. So the lead just stayed in favor of the Fighting Irish. But once everyone on Georgia Tech seemingly lost some confidence, it started to show and that’s when the game really shifted
Notre Dame started hitting every shot, left and right, and looked as if they could not miss. On top of that, they were playing great defense on the back-end not allowing the Yellow Jackets to get open looks and, played extremely well down low. The Yellow Jackets struggled all over the place, even missing a lot of lay-ups.
This was by far one of the worst games I have seen from Georgia Tech. Not only were they struggling to hits three-pointers they were missing lay-ups, close mid-range shots, and even a dunk or two. This only got worse as the game went on.
After a very sluggish and poor first half, things did not get any better for the Yellow Jackets in the second-half.
At the end of the first half, the game looked over already. Going into halftime Georgia Tech was down by 19-points, but it is college basketball at the end of the day and you never know what can happen.
Georgia Tech got the ball to start the second half but it did not help them at all. The defense collapsed even more than it already did in the first half and they still could not make anything happen on offense. But for Notre Dame, it was a completely different story.
The leading scorer for Georgia Tech was Forward, Jordan Usher who ended the game with 16-points. But as we know it was not enough to pull off an upset. When the final horn sounded the Yellow Jackets lost with a final score of 56-90.
A 34-point loss is something you never want to witness happen to your team but it was the sad reality for Georgia Tech fans. With only two games left in the regular season, fans, players, and coaches are probably hoping to end the season on a high note and hope to build off of that. The last two games for the Yellow Jackets should be a lot closer and more entertaining than this game
The final two games of the season are against Clemson and Boston College. Two opponents who are also struggling this season so we can at least hope that Georgia Tech can pull off at least one win against one of those two teams. If not, let’s just hope the games are a lot closer than this one was and we don’t have to watch the Yellow Jackets lose by 30+ points again.