Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

GEORGIA TECH VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS

 


THE FLATS – Again dwelling for its second recreation of the season at McCamish Pavilion. Georgia Tech hosts Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Convention in a nationally-televised recreation at 8 p.m. Thursday night.

Off to their first 2-0 begin for the reason that 2019-20 season, the Yellow Jackets scored their first street victory of the season Saturday night time, 59-57 throughout city at Georgia State, after soundly defeating Division II Clayton State, 93-63, of their opener Nov. 7 at dwelling.

The Huskies (1-2) acquired within the win column for the primary time Monday night time with a 99-73 victory over Division II Purdue Northwest, following a pair of losses to Illinois-Springfield, 83,77 at dwelling, and Northwestern, 63-46 on the street.

The sport shall be televised on the ACC Community, with a stay stream obtainable on the ESPN app. Radio protection shall be on the Georgia Tech Sports activities Community by Legends Sports activities and flagship station 680 the Fan (680 AM/93.7 FM), in addition to on satellite tv for pc radio (SiriusXM channel 371, SXM app 371).

JACKETS AT-A-GLANCE

Georgia Tech welcomes again eight gamers who logged important enjoying time throughout 2021-22, trying to substitute the 1-2 scoring duo of Michael Devoe and Jordan Usher, who mixed to common greater than 32 factors per recreation.

Among the many eight key letterwinners returning are two starters from the 2021-22 squad, each seniors in 6-3 level guard Kyle Sturdivant (7.6 ppg, 2.3 apg) and 6-11 heart Rodney Howard (6.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg), in addition to the backup level guard, 6-1 junior Deivon Smith (5.7 ppg, 2.0 apg) and a rising trio of sophomore perimeter gamers in 6-6 Dallan “Deebo” Coleman (6.2 ppg), 6-6 Miles Kelly (4.5 ppg) and 6-7 Jalon Moore (2.8 ppg). Junior 6-2 guard Tristan Maxwell and 6-8 junior ahead Jordan Meka return to supply further depth.

Pastner and his employees have augmented the eight returnees with a pair of transfers in 6-2 guard Lance Terry (14.3 ppg at Gardner-Webb) and 6-7 ahead Ja’von Franklin (12.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg at South Alabama), and over the summer time signed a pair of worldwide gamers – 6-8 ahead Freds Pauls Bagatskis from Latvia and 7-foot heart Cyril Martynov of Canada.

Tech completed off the 2021-22 season with an 84-74 loss to Louisville within the first spherical of the Atlantic Coast Convention Event on the Barclays Heart in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tech (12-20 general, 5-15 ACC) completed in 14th place within the ACC common season standings, one 12 months after profitable the fourth convention title in program historical past.

The Yellow Jackets are in search of their first 3-0 begin for the reason that 2015-16 season. (picture by Clyde Click on)

 

SERIES VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS

Georgia Tech and Northern Illinois have by no means confronted one another in males’s basketball, however the Yellow Jackets are 2-4 in opposition to members of the Mid-American Convention, of which the Huskies are a member.Tech is 0-3 in opposition to members of the MAC beneath head coach Josh Pastner, having misplaced to Ohio (67-61 within the 2016-17 season), Ball State (65-47 in 2019-20) and Miami of Ohio (72-69 to open final season), all at dwelling.

NOTABLE

Tech is 2-0 for the primary time for the reason that 2019-20 season, and for the third time in Josh Pastner’s seven seasons on The Flats. The Jackets haven’t began a season 3-0 since 2015-16.Tech has scored 17 factors per recreation from the free throw line in two video games, a seven-point enchancment over its season common a 12 months in the past. The Jackets have scored 22.3 p.c of their factors from the stripe, in comparison with 14.6 in 2021-22. This continues a sample from the Jackets two closed scrimmages, through which Tech made 40-or-50 free throw makes an attempt.Tech ranks among the many ACC’s prime 5 in all rebound classes, fifth in rebound margin, fourth in defensive rebounds per recreation and second in offensive rebounds per recreation.Tech has restricted its first two foes to 6-of-36 taking pictures from three-point vary (16.7 p.c), tops within the ACC and fourth nationally.Sophomore Deebo Coleman led the Yellow Jackets in scoring for the second time in his profession along with his 16 factors in opposition to the Panthers. Coleman scored 19 to tempo Tech in its win over Lamar within the third recreation of final season.Coleman established profession highs for each free throws made (9) and makes an attempt (13) in opposition to Georgia State. His 5 rebounds matched a profession excessive.Coleman logged a career-high 36:59 on the courtroom in opposition to Georgia State, surpassing his earlier better of 34:46 final season in opposition to Clemson.Miles Kelly reached double figures for the fifth time in his profession and in his fourth straight recreation relationship again to final season’s regular-season finale in opposition to Boston School. He has averaged 15 factors over his final 4 video games.Kelly has hit 25-of-51 (49 pct.) from three-point vary over Tech’s final 16 video games relationship again to Jan. 23 vs. Clayton State. He was 5-for-30 over the Jackets’ first 17 video games of final season.Kelly has made a three-point subject purpose in eight consecutive video games relationship again to final Feb. 21 at Syracuse. He went 0-1 at Pittsburgh the sport earlier than that. Over the eight-game stretch he’s 17-for-31 (54.8 p.c). Sophomore Miles Kelly has hit a three-point basket in eight straight video games, and he has made 17 of his final 31 makes an attempt. (picture by Clyde Click on)

 


Aggressive Drive Initiative

In a unified endeavor, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Basis, Georgia Tech athletics and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund have come collectively to speed up funding for student-athlete scholarships with the launch of the Aggressive Drive Initiative. The initiative kicks off with the Speed up GT Match Program, the place any new reward to the A-T Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund made via Dec. 31 shall be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Georgia Tech Basis, as much as $2.5 million. Ought to Speed up GT attain its $2.5 million fundraising purpose, the matching reward would lead to a $5 million influence for Georgia Tech athletics. To study extra and to contribute on-line, go to atfund.org/speed up.

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL

Georgia Tech’s males’s basketball crew has accomplished six seasons beneath head coach Josh Pastner, profitable the Atlantic Coast Convention championship in 2021 and making its first NCAA Event look in 11 years. Tech has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Convention since 1979, gained 4 ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993, 2021), performed within the NCAA Event 17 instances and performed in two Ultimate Fours (1990, 2004). Join with Georgia Tech Males’s Basketball on social media by liking their Fb Web page, or following on Twitter (@GTMBB) and Instagram. For extra data on Tech basketball, go to Ramblinwreck.com.

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