Georgia Tech continues skid with loss to Boston College


In a game where someone had to get their first ACC win of the season, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fell short. Boston College edged out Tech by the score of 64-62 at McCamish Pavilion on Sunday afternoon. Brian Gregory’s team is now 0-7 in conference play and the Jackets fall below the .500 mark for the season with a 9-10 overall record.

The first half of the game started rough for both teams, as neither did a good job of putting the ball in the basket.  Almost half way through the first session, the teams were a combined 3 for 20 shooting from the field as Tech led the game 5-2. Both teams were able to get some offensive footing later in the period and exchanged scoring runs, which ended the half with Boston College on top 26-24.

While Georgia Tech held a 21-14 rebounding advantage at the intermission, they were forced into 9 turnovers by the Eagles.  All of the Yellow Jackets 24 points were scored by a total of only 3 players, with shooting guard Chris Bolden leading the Georgia Tech effort with 9 points.

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Boston College was able take control of the game early in the second half.  Eagles guard Oliver Hanlan opened up the half scoring two quick baskets, and with the help of Patrick Heckman, the visitors were able to open up their lead by as big as 10 points.

Although BC was able to control most of the period, the Yellow Jackets were able to make a late 9-2 run to make the game even at 59-59 with 1:26 left in the game.  Oliver Hanlan responded with a lay-up for BC to take its final lead of the game. Georgia Tech had a chance last after Quinton Stephens three-pointer made it a 1-point game with 4.5 seconds left in the contest, but they were unable to complete the miracle.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were led by forward Marcus Georges-Hunts 20 points and 9 rebounds and also got a strong effort from Quinton Stephens who had 17 points off the bench.

The Eagles got a strong game from guard Oliver Hanlan who had 25 points and 7 rebounds and was a sharp 4 for 5 from 3-point range.

Next up for Georgia Tech is a road game against the Miami Hurricanes on January 28, and Brian Gregory’s team desperately needs a victory.