Jan 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Trae Golden (23) reacts to a referee against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the second half at Hank McCamish Pavilion. Pittsburgh defeated Georgia Tech 81-74. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Tech Falls To Miami 56-42 With A Terrible Display Of Shooting


This one was pretty ugly.

We knew coming into the game that the Yellow Jackets were going to have a difficult time with Miami’s excellent defense, but I don’t think anyone expected it to be this bad. Georgia Tech had a miserable time trying to score the basketball and fell to the Hurricanes 56-42.

Let me just list each player’s shooting from the field, so you can get an idea of how bad it was for them:

  • Kammeon Holsey: 3-5
  • Marcus Georges-Hunt: 3-10
  • Daniel Miller: 3-5
  • Trae Golden: 3-12
  • Chris Golden: 0-5
  • Quinton Stephens: 1-6
  • Corey Heyward: 0-1

As a team, the Jackets shot just 29.5 percent from the field. It would be one thing if that was the team’s 3-point percentage, but no, Georgia Tech missed 31 baskets with a 13-44 day from the floor. The 3-point shooting turned out to be even worse, with the team combining to go 4-20 from behind the arc. I’m guessing the team’s plan to take down the Hurricanes’ zone was to just throw the ball up over and over again–it didn’t work.

Trae Golden and Marcus Georges-Hunt were the only two players to get into double-digits scoring, and that’s probably only because they took the most shots on the team. There’s really not too much more to say about this one… unless you want to keep talking about bad shooting, but I think I got the point across.

As one of the nation’s worst teams shooting the three, Tech really needed to try and establish an offensive presence inside to try and create easier shots for the outside scorers, but they clearly weren’t able to do that. A rough season just got rougher for the Yellow Jackets as they move to 10-8 overall, and just 1-4 in conference.

Looking ahead, it doesn’t look much easier for the Yellow Jackets. They have two games away at Boston College and N.C. State, a home game against North Carolina, and then another two games away against Wake Forest and Clemson. Stay tuned for our coverage as we move forward.

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