Showing posts with label Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Show all posts

Friday, March 19, 2010

Blue Devils, Spartans, Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs All Advance

NCAA Tourney Results: 1st round

Midwest Region

10 Georgia Tech 64
7 Oklahoma St. 59

The Yellow Jackets used swarming defense and balanced scoring to upend Oklahoma State and advance. Gani Lawal led the Jackets with 14 points. Georgia Tech hit 24 of 25 free throws.

12 New Mexico St. 67
5 Michigan St. 70

New Mexico State battled until the very end, but failed to upset favored Michigan State. Kalin Lucas scored 25 points to lead all scorers.

South Region

1 Duke 73
16 Arkansas Pine Bluff 44

Duke the South's #1 seed, dusted Pine Bluff without so much as breaking a sweat. Kyle Singler had 22 points and 10 boards, both game highs.

West Region

8 Gonzaga 67
9 Florida St. 60

After leading the Seminoles 35-19 at the half, Gonzaga held on for the win and the right to play top-seeded Syracuse in the second round on Sunday. The Bulldogs had four of their starters in double figures and no bench scoring.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Georgia Tech Tames Tigers in ACC Clash

College Hoops Player of the Day for Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The ACC is a very tough conference. Just ask players from Clemson, whose record dropped to 3-2 after their trip down to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets ended in a 66-64 loss.

Georgia Tech has already equalled their win total from last season, and, by taming the Tigers, now can lay claim to three wins over Top 25 teams in the past 11 days. They beat Duke back on January 9, then took down the Tar Heels on Saturday and Tuesday night took out #17 Clemson.

The Yellow Jackets certainly have what it takes up front. Lots of beef. Teams playing the Yellow Jackets have to contend with a super-sized lineup which includes the likes of Zachery Peacock (6'8", 235) - whose two free throws with 5.1 seconds left won the Clemson game - Gani Lawal (6'9", 234) and Derrick Favors (6'10", 246), a freshman powerhouse, whose 17 points and 14 rebounds were essential in the win over the Tigers and were his 7th double-double of the season.

NOTABLE: In the Big Ten, Purdue, which had won 14 straight prior to dropping three in a row, got back on the winning track with an 84-78 win at Illinois. Ohio State, as suggested here last week, is back in the Top 25, coming in at #21. The Buckeyes took care of business with a 76-56 thumping of Northwestern.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lawal Pumps in 29 for Yellow Jackets

College Hoops Player of the Day for Monday, December 14, 2009

Last season, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets suffered through one of their worst seasons in the ACC, going 4-19 in the conference and 12-19 overall. Things are looking up this season, as the Yellow Jackets have begun the 2009-10 campaign with a 7-1 start, including Monday's stinging 95-64 win over Chattanooga. The 31-point margin of victory was the largest in a road game in more than two years, but the Jackets may become accustomed to winning by big numbers with their very capable front court of Gani Lawal and Derrick Favors doing the heavy lifting in the paint.

Lawal scored a season-high 29 points in just 17 minutes against the Mocs, hitting all 8 of his shots from the field and canning 13 of 19 free throws as the smaller Chattanooga players just couldn't handle him in the low post. Lawal, who has scored in double figures in all but one game this season and has double-doubles in four contests, finished with 7 rebounds. Favors, a 6'10" freshman, scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 3rd double-double of the year. He's scored in double figures every game in '09.

The Yellow Jackets are currently ranked #24 in the AP poll.