Great day to be a Georgia Tech fan

Today is a great day to be a Georgia Tech fan!  The Jackets won their first ACC road game today, defeating Virginia Tech, 64 – 54.  Georgia Tech was 0 -7 in games at Blacksburg prior to today’s game.  They built up a huge 25 point advantage only to see VT led by the nation’s leading scorer Eric Green (28 points) lead them back in the second half.  They threatened at times to cut the lead to single digits but every time they were on the verge, one of GT’s young players would step up and make a great play.  Georgia Tech is young but very talented and deep.  They had a huge contribution from their bench players today, especially Brandon Reed and Kammeron Holsey.  Udofia struggled with some foul trouble so Reed off the bench was a big asset for the Jackets today.  Freshmen Marcus Georges-Hunt and Robert Carter, Jr. were impressive.  GT had lost to VT earlier in Atlanta, blowing an eleven point lead and losing in OT.  This was a sweet victory for the Jackets, it is so tough to win on the road (ask 3 Michigan), so hopefully this will be a confidence builder for this young team as well.  Like the announcers said, this team is better than it’s record indicates and here’s to hoping that Yellow Jackets fans get to see that come to fruition as the remainder of the season unfolds.

In an earlier game on ESPN, 3 Michigan lost on the road to Wisconsin, 65 – 62 in OT.  It was a thrilling game, and again evidence of how competitive the Big Ten is this year.  Michigan has had a rough couple of weeks!

Currently on ESPN, 8 Miami is taking it to North Carolina, leading them 70 – 48 with about seven minutes left in the 2nd period.  This Miami team is for real!  They are 9 – 0 in the ACC, soon apparently going to be 10 – 0 in ACC play.  There is even talk going on as we speak of them possibly going to no. 1 in the country?  Who would have predicted they would be this good before the season started.  Still think that game with Duke in early March is going to be HUGE!

Update: Final score, 8 Miami 87 – NC 61.


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