Georgia Tech beat up by Dayton in 75-61 defeat


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets entered on a two-game winning streak, but it came to an end on Tuesday night with a tough road loss to the Dayton Flyers, by the score of 75-61. Coach Brian Gregory’s team now falls to 8-3 on the season, as he could not beat the school he once coached for eight years.

The Flyers had control of the most of the game. The Yellow Jackets were able to keep pace in the first half and were only down 39-33 at halftime despite only shooting 1-10 from 3 point range. Georgia Tech showed some fight early in the second half, and closing the gap to 39-38.

Dayton was able to break the game open in the midway through the second half with a 19-5 run. The Flyers shot the ball very good from outside hitting 10 for 18 from behind the arc. They also got to the free throw line a lot more than Tech. Dayton shot 31 free throws compared to the Jackets 10, who didn’t even get to the charity stripe until 31 minutes into the game.

Coach Gregory’s team also lost the turnover battle to what appeared to be very quick Dayton squad.  The Flyers only gave up the ball 6 times compared to Yellow Jackets 13 turnovers.

Georgia Tech was led in scoring by guard Marcus Georges-Hunt with 13 points.  Reserve forward Tadric Jackson also contributed 12 points off the bench.

Dayton got big games from guard Jordan Sibert with 24 points and forward Dyshawn Pierre’s 19 points and a sharp 4 for 4 from three point range.

Next up for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be a home game against UNC-Charlotte on December 30th. Stay tuned.