Archive for January, 2011

Shumpert’s triple-double

Before Iman Shumpert did it on Tuesday against Virginia Tech, there were three triple-doubles in Georgia Tech history, the last done by Kenny Anderson against Pittsburgh in 1989.

Tech’s Triple-Doubles

*Jan. 25, 2011 – Iman Shumpert – 22 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists vs. Virginia Tech

Dec. 28, 1989 – Kenny Anderson – 32 points, 12 rebounds, 18 assists vs. Pittsburgh

Nov. 20, 1987 – Dennis Scott – 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists vs. Alcorn State

Feb. 6, 1986 – Bruce Dalrymple – 14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists vs. UNC Charlotte

ACC Triple-Doubles This season

*Jan. 25, 2011 – Iman Shumpert – 22 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists vs. Virginia Tech

Nov. 14, 2010 – Chris Singleton (Florida State) – 22 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals vs. UNC-Greensboro

Shumpert said he didn’t know he had accomplished the feat until assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie told him during a timeout that a triple-double wasn’t as good if the team didn’t win.

“I’m all …

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Salley is Tech’s Legend

John Salley will represent Georgia Tech in the 2011 ACC Basketball Tournament Legends Class that was announced today.

Salley and Mark Price teamed together from 1983-86 to lead the Yellow Jackets to an 85-41 record, including two consecutive 27-win seasons and NCAA tournament appearances. They also helped Tech to its first ACC championship (1985).

Salley, a 7-foot forward, earned second-team All-America honors in 1986, and is 15th on the ACC’s blocked shots list (243). Tech retired his jersey in 1988.

The Legends will be honored at this year’s ACC’s tournament in Greensboro, N.C., March 10-13. They will be feted at the annual ACC Legends Brunch, which will be held at 10 a.m. March 12 at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel. Ticket information for the ACC Legends Brunch is available on the ACC website at theACC.com.

The rest of the ACC Legends Class, from the ACC:

Bill Guthridge (1967-2000) served as an assistant to the legendary Dean Smith for 30 years before getting his own …

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Holsey is healthy again for Tech hoops

Kammeon Holsey has recovered from the stomach virus that sidelined him for the game at Virginia and is expected to play tonight against Virginia Tech.

Holsey, a redshirt freshman, is averaging 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds this season.

Here’s a breakdown of Georgia Tech’s roster:

ROSTER AT-A-GLANCE (# DENOTES RETURNING STARTERS)

NO. NAME ………………………… POS. …..HT. ….. WT. ……CL. ….. HOMETOWN ………………………. PPG ….. RPG

0 Mfon Udofia …………………..G ……… 6-2 ….. 187 ….. So. …… Stone Mountain, Ga. ……………..7.9 …….. 2.1

1 Iman Shumpert# ……………G ……… 6-5 ….. 209 ….. Jr. ……. Oak Park, Ill. …………………….. 16.4 …….. 5.5

3 Maurice “Moe” Miller# ……G ……… 6-2 ….. 189 ….. Sr. ……. Memphis, Tenn. ………………….. 5.7 …….. 2.5

4 Nick Foreman ………………..G ……… 6-3 ….. 208 ….. Jr. ……. Bellaire, Texas ……………………. 0.2 …….. 0.5

5 Daniel Miller# ……………….C ……… 6-11 …. 258 ….. Fr.-R …. Loganville, Ga. ……………………. 4.3 …….. 5.4

10 Lance Storrs ………………….G ……… 6-5 ….. 221 ….. Sr. ……. Decatur, Ga. ………………………. 1.1 ………1.2

11 Brian Oliver …

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Quotes from the ACC coaches

This transcript of the ACC coaches’ teleconference was provided by the league office:

 

WAKE FOREST

COACH BZDELIK

Q. Wanted to ask you, having just

come off the game with Duke, Ryan Kelly, of

course, had a big game. What difference does

he make giving them another weapon at that

spot? Not that he’ll necessarily average 20 a

game, but just the threat that he gives them

there, how has that changed them in any way?

COACH BZDELIK: Well, the fact that I

think Duke does a great job of spacing the court to

have so many outstanding shooters, and they do a

great job of spacing the court. Of course the way

Ryan shot the ball the other night, didn’t miss a

shot. He just is, again, really another weapon for

them to make you have to be very aware of

another player who can really shoot the basketball.

When he shoots the ball like that, it just

really opens up the driving lanes for Smith and

some of their other great athletes to attack the rim.

They do a great job of driving and kicking, …

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Hokies hope to take advantage of Tech’s 3-point defense

The coach of the next team that will get a crack at Georgia Tech’s defense said he doesn’t know why the Yellow Jackets have had issues defending 3-pointers this season.

“But I hope we [hit them],” Virginia Tech’s Seth Greenberg said. Georgia Tech (9-9, 2-3 ACC) will host Virginia Tech (13-5, 3-2) at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

The Yellow Jackets are last in the 12-team ACC in 3-point field goal defense. Teams are hitting 39.5 percent of those shots. Virginia torched Tech on Saturday, hitting 66.7 percent of its 3-pointers, including 7-of-8 in the first half.

They were the ninth team this season to surpass the 40-percent mark against the Yellow Jackets. Teams aren’t just barely surpassing that level of shooting, they are burning up the nets. Northwestern hit 63.2 percent of its 3-pointers. Georgia hit 54.5 percent. Mercer hit 55.6. Clemson hit 78.6.

Tech coach Paul Hewitt said in 25 years he’s never seen a team run into so many hot-shooting opponents.

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Quotes after Tech’s loss to Virginia

Quotes following Georgia Tech’s 72-64 loss to Virginia in Charlottesville on Saturday, courtesy of Virginia’s sports information department:

Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Hewitt

Opening Statement:

“I thought I could have had better prepared. There were a couple of things that I saw in the game that we talked about, but didn’t practice enough. So, I told the guys after the game that I did not have you prepared as well as you should have been, especially in those three point shots. We talked about it a lot and they know what we had to execute but we didn’t do it.”

On 3-point shooting

“When they see Georgia Tech on the shirt, if they are open, it’s going in. I promise you. At halftime, I was thinking, seven for eight. You can put teams in a gym by themselves that wide open and they are not going to make seven out of eight. It just shows you that have to be prepared to stop people as opposed to hoping that they miss.”

On Virginia starting …

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The road woes continue

The fact that Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team has trouble winning on the road is well established. It has one winning road record under coach Paul Hewitt and is 31-86 away from home on non-neutral courts.

But the fact they are losing by such large margins this seasons raises new issues. In their six road losses this season, the Yellow Jackets have been beaten by an average of 14 points. They were hammered by 25 at Clemson, a game in which coach Paul Hewitt said the team lost its focus, and were behind by as much as 18 points at Virginia on Saturday. They were eventually subdued 72-64 in Charlottesville.

But a bright spot, such as they are in an eight-point defeat, is that Hewitt said the team kept its composure and kept working to rally against the Cavaliers.

“They didn’t fall apart,” he said. “We stayed organized and kept chipping away.”

As much as the odds were against it, Tech actually had a bit of momentum in the second half. They cut the Cavs’ lead to 13 on a …

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Important week for Tech’s future

Next week could be important for the future of Georgia Tech athletics.

At that time, the Georgia Tech Athletics Association plans to sell an approximately $90-million, 30-year bond that will fund the construction of the Hank McCamish Pavilion, the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility, and possibly the new indoor tennis facility.If the bond is issued, the GTAA’s projected debt will increase to approximately $190 million and will give Tech an annual debt service of as much as $13.7 million by 2014. The GTAA’s current annual debt is $7.2 million.

“It will set our financial course for the next 30 years,” according to Frank Hardymon, an associate athletics director who has been planning and modeling this bond for the past 1 1/2 years.

However, if the bond rates are projected to be high next week, the GTAA may decide to delay the issuance. That scenario has occurred once already. The bond was going to be issued in November, but rates had increased …

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Quotes after Tech’s win against Wake

Quotes following Georgia Tech’s 74-39 win against Wake Forest, courtesy of the sports information department:

Head Coach Paul Hewitt’s opening statement

“I am very happy that we had another good performance defensively tonight. Right from the start I thought we were pretty sharp in what we were trying to do, take away their three-point shooting. I think offensively we threw the ball around a little bit, and they recognized it, we weren’t as sharp as we were the other night in terms of getting guys open and running the offense the way that we wanted to. I am happy that we got the win and now we are in a good position to play an important game up in Virginia.”

Hewitt on Iman Shumpert

“He had to do a little bit on his own today, I didn’t think he had as much help in terms of getting open. He created shots for himself and broke down the defense on his own a few times and created some shots for himself and Glen [Rice, Jr.] as well.”

Hewitt on the younger players

“I …

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How good was Tech/bad was Wake

This is how good Georgia Tech played, or bad Wake Forest played depending upon your point of view, in the Yellow Jackets’ 74-39 win on Wednesday:

  • Tech could have gone scoreless in the second half and still won by five. (That’s courtesy of WSB’s Zach Klein).

Here’s a few more notes:

  • It was Tech’s largest margin of victory in an ACC game, surpassing a 31-point win against FSU in 2002.
  • The Deacons missed 17 of their 21 shots in the second half, as part of a 14-for-54 performance overall.
  • The Deacons missed 13 of their 15 3-pointers.
  • The Deacons missed 17 of their 26 free throws.
  • It was Wake’s lowest score since 1959, when it lost 44-34 against North Carolina.

A few more items:

Tech’s Largest Victory Margin in an ACC Game

39 vs. Wake Forest (Jan. 19, 2011)

31 vs. Florida State (Jan. 30, 2002)

30 vs. Clemson (Feb. 1, 1995)

27 vs. North Carolina (Feb. 1, 1990)

27 vs. Virginia (Jan. 19, 2001)

Fewest Points Allowed in an ACC Game

43 vs. Maryland (Dec. 23, 1981)

43 vs. Maryland …

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