Georgia Tech breaks ACC drought with upset win over Miami


Ding dong. The streak is dead.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets entered Wednesday night’s battle with the Miami Hurricanes with a hideous 0-7 record in ACC play, but after 40 minutes of bliss, Brian Gregory’s team rose from the grave. The Ramblin’ Wreck shot a blistering 56.8% from the floor on the night, and when the click flipped to triple zeroes, Georgia Tech had a 70-50 blowout victory on the road.

Marcus Georges-Hunt led the way for the Jackets, scoring 24 points on 10 for 12 shooting to go along with 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. The veteran forward was flanked by 13 points from Chris Bolden and a 10-point, 7-rebound showing from DeMarco Cox, but it was the Georges-Hunt show for the majority of the evening, and it was huge to see that kind of takeover bid.

Defensively, Georgia Tech put together a strong showing, holding the ‘Canes to just 34.5% from the floor and 23.5% from long distance. Star guard Angel Rodriguez finished the night scoreless on 0 for 8 from the field, and for the first time this season, perimeter play for the Jackets did not submarine their overall effort.

In the grand scheme of things, this is simply one conference win for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. However, this particular victory brings a deep sigh of relief for Brian Gregory and his crew, and beating a ranked Miami team in their own building is simply the icing on the cake.