Clarence Moore and Kentucky State in the house

Not that you can see for yourself on TV, but it’s Coaches vs. Cancer day at Georgia Tech and Paul Hewitt is donning sneakers with his suit and yellow tie, as is tradition for coaches around the country to wear one day promoting cancer awareness and early detection.

More than two dozen cancer patients and their caregivers are at today’s game courtesy of Hewitt through his relationship with the Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge in Atlanta, which houses cancer patients from out of town who are receiving treatment in Atlanta area hospitals.

As a person with a brother who has chronic lymphocytic leukemia and gets his treatment here at Emory, I give a big shout out to all the efforts of people, and organizations like this. Thankfully, he’s in remission and doing great at the moment, but it’s so meaningful to know there are places like this to help take care of folks when they need it most.

As for the hoops going on today? Ought to be pretty lopsided, and the kind of day against Division II Kentucky State where Tech’s shooters can build up some confidence, the offense can keep trying to grow, and some starters can get some rest, allowing players like Moe Miller, Lance Storrs, Nick Foreman and Brad Sheehan some minutes.

Clarence Moore, now interim coach for Kentucky State, is back in the gym today, the former sixth man on the 2004 Tech team. I’m sure this is a meaningful day for him.

This was originally supposed to be a preseason game, but Tech couldn’t find another suitable opponent for this weekend and voila, here you have the last non-conference game of the regular season for Tech. (Surely there will be a couple in March.)

Last game of January. Tech should take care of things today and move on into the biggest month this side of well….March. Off we go. Jump on today if you want information you can’t get on the radio or whatnot. Glad to help.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for some reading while listening to the game, here’s a story I did this week on Travis Grant, the former Kentucky State Thorobred, who went into the National Collegiate Hall of Fame in November as the leading scorer in college basketball history. If you didn’t know that, it’s time….(and this is a shameless way to promote my own story. Ha!)

http://www.ajc.com/sports/travis-grant-gets-recognition-286115.html

Also, here’s a nice story Matt Winkeljohn did on Moore this week if you didn’t see it already, have a look!

http://www.ajc.com/sports/georgia-tech/ex-jacket-on-the-286967.html

90 comments Add your comment

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
12:58 pm

Fans just gave Clarence Moore a nice welcome…..but ahem, where are the students? The rest of the crowd is better than the giant void in the student section behind the goal near the Tech bench. Wow. roll out of bed and come over here, Techsters. What else is there to do – study?!

Big 'Ol Stinger

January 30th, 2010
1:07 pm

It’s Kentucky State – mid season.

Might as well study.

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
1:12 pm

Kentucky State has four 3s, down only 19-15 six minutes in

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
1:14 pm

Tech just scored 7 points in 40 seconds, timeout Moore.

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
1:16 pm

Sad to say, but as much as all Tech fans should admire Clarence Moore for what he has accomplished, not to mention his leadership at Tech in 2004, this is just not a very attractive game for this point in the season. Hats off to Hewitt for scheduling the game, but I just wish it had been earlier in the season, with a potentially more meaningful game being played now.

KSEE

January 30th, 2010
1:17 pm

Glad to hear ur brother is doing well Carroll. Lets get a solid win today Tech

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
1:17 pm

Some Steely Dan by the “6th Man Pep Band.” nicely done….

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
1:19 pm

convict

January 30th, 2010
1:26 pm

I did time at kentucky state (pen) once…..

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
1:28 pm

convict, was that before or after your days at UGAG? lol

Buzzfan®

January 30th, 2010
1:45 pm

Carroll, been meaning to drop you a note….

Just wanted to say how good it is to see your byline on the GT beat again…..been too long. Hope it continues,

convict

January 30th, 2010
1:49 pm

My real name is Crittenton, perhaps you’ve heard of me? Marbury was there wit me.

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
1:53 pm

figured you were just another sicko mutt, convict

nebraska jacket

January 30th, 2010
1:57 pm

Great to see D’Andre play so well on the offensive end. I know it’s just KSU but this team looks special.

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
2:01 pm

oh it’s too bad you guys couldn’t see that one….Mfon to Favors for an alley oop with a REVERSE dunk finish.

By the way Tech shot 71.4 percent from the floor in the first half, 20-for-28

Thanks Buzzfan

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:03 pm

nebraska, D’Andre played very well against Wake Thursday night too

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:05 pm

Carrol, Favors had one of those reverse alley oop’s earlier this season too….against Clemson maybe???

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
2:07 pm

Supersize, I think you’re talking about the Charlotte game, when Favors did it on the fast break. It’s a little different when you have to catch the ball first, in the air, on an alley-oop pass, and dunk it on a reverse in one motion….Was that the one you were thinking of?

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:08 pm

Hope our bench gets some good minutes today. As you probably know Carroll, CLL usually has a very good prognosis with long term survival. Not something you want of course but much better than most cancers.

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
2:10 pm

That’s what we’re counting on, Techno! Are you in the medical field?

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:13 pm

Carroll, what I saw was the same as you described earlier that Favors did today–alley oop pass to Favors who reverse-dunked it. I saw it in Atlanta, so it wasn’t the Charlotte game.

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:13 pm

20 assists already. Sounds like we’re getting good ball movement. Is that true Carroll?

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:13 pm

Yeah, I’m internal med MD.

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
2:14 pm

Two blocks by Oliver on one sequence. Have at it Mr. Oliver

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:15 pm

Techno, friend of mine using my tickets today texted me that there was indeed very good ball movement today

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
2:16 pm

Oh OK Super….it was impressive, all I’m saying.

yes, good ball movement, lots of transition baskets off turnovers and lots of made baskets helps the assist total

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:16 pm

The only “curative” treatment is bone marrow transplant but it’s usually not done since most CLL patients are elderly and bone marrow transplant is dangerous in the elderly and CLL almost always has an indolent course.

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:19 pm

Glad to hear that supersize, ball movement will be key down the stretch.

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:20 pm

LOL, browser just told me I was posting too fast. That’s a first for me.

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:21 pm

Techno, I’ve gotten that message before too….STRANGE.

I agree that good ball movement will be a big plus down the stretch, but we’ve also got to get more out of our fast breaks. Too many squandered ones this season so far. Don’t know about today

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:23 pm

Yeah, the guards are the most important on the fast break. They have to know when to pass and who to pass to. Inexperienc would be my guess.

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:30 pm

They walk among us. lol

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:30 pm

Yes, they do. lol

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:30 pm

Durham said earlier that Tech is shooting 72% today—best of Hewitt era

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:31 pm

75% from the charity stripe. will wonders never cease?

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:35 pm

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:40 pm

Great to see all the subs not only in the game, but making the most of the opportunity.

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
2:40 pm

They’re at 70.6 percent right now, trying to eclipse over 70 percent for only the sixth time in school history

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
2:42 pm

techno, about a year ago it was looking like he needed a bone marrow transplant but grace took over, and he got better. the chemo had done a number on him and it took months and months for his good cells to rebound.

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:45 pm

Most CLL is diagnosed after age 70, 80% are at least 60. He must have been relatively young.

Carroll Rogers

January 30th, 2010
2:45 pm

They finished at 71.2 percent, just off the school record of 72.9 against Presbyterian in 81

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:47 pm

That 72.9 was under Cremins. Today’s percentage was Hewitt’s best ever at Tech

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:50 pm

Glad to hear he’s in remission.

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:51 pm

Carroll and Techo, enjoyed sharing the time and thoughts with y’all. Sorry I wasn’t at the game, but too cold and messy to drive up from Augusta for this particular game. Guess I’ll go see what’s on the tube now and try to stay warm….LOL

Buzzfan®

January 30th, 2010
2:51 pm

Cancer sucks….period. This is my third year getting my head shaved to raise money for The St Baldrick’s Foundation, for research to conquer kids’ cancers. I raised almost $12k in ‘08-09 combined. St B’s has funded grants/fellowships for researchers/doctors at both Emory and AFLAC.

https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/Buzzfan

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
2:55 pm

That’s awesome, Buzzfan. Way to go!!!

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
2:57 pm

Good man, buzzfan. And the ladies can consider “locks of love” to make wigs for kids and women who’ve lost their hair to chemo.

Technophobia

January 30th, 2010
3:01 pm

Likewise, supersize. I’m in Knoxville, snowed in. Went to MCG though so I know Augusta and the I-20 corridor pretty well.

Supersize that order, mutt

January 30th, 2010
3:04 pm

Ironic, Techo, I worked at Oak Ridge for a couple of years (lived in K’ville for a year) back in the 60s. I used to know the Atlanta-Knoxville corridor pretty well. Only cold and rainy in Augusta today, but still too messy to go anywhere.

Supersize that order, teckie

January 30th, 2010
3:21 pm

I used to live in K’ville because I went to UT and GT. I can’t get into the flagship university in my state, The University of Georgia. So now I sit in my trailer park in Augusta with the other gypsies and make moronic statements that I will never be man enough to back up. Hold on, brb, gotta go get another tampon.