Georgia Tech falls to 0-3 in ACC with loss to Wake Forest


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets suffered their third loss of the conference season this afternoon, as the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took a 76-69 win in Winston-Salem.

This game differs a bit from the Jackets’ first two losses though, in that Wake Forest finished this one comfortably.

One of Georgia Tech’s biggest strengths–rebounding–seemingly disappeared in this game, with Wake taking a ridiculous 41-29 advantage on the glass. Wake Forest also shot better than the Jackets in every category: 49 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from 3 and 61.3 percent from the free throw line.

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Tech on the other hand shot 45.9 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from 3 and an abysmal 47.1 percent (8-for-17) from the free throw line.

With the rebounding deficit and that kind of shooting, the Jackets never really had a chance in this one, and played catchup the entire second half and sending the Deacons to the line routinely at about the 4:00 mark.

Devin Thomas was the leading scorer in this one for both teams, dropping 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting for Wake.

Marcus Georges-Hunt was the leading scorer for Georgia Tech. He finished with 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting, but went just 5-for-11 from the free throw line.

The Jackets have gotten off to a really slow start despite battling some tough teams down to the wire, but this is easily the team’s worst game of the season. They’ll try and get in the win column this Wednesday as they host Notre Dame.