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Greetings-

Hope all are well and ready for Game No. 18 of the Brian Gregory era. A friend asked me if I thought Georgia Tech will get into the 50’s. Virginia is No. 2 in the country in scoring defense at 51.1 points per game and has had a week to stew over its loss to Duke and get ready for the Jackets, who, as you might remember, managed just 50 points in its 61-50 loss to Maryland Saturday in its poorest offensive game of the season.

We’ll see. I see a game in the 50’s and a lot of floor burns. Enjoy the game.

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chas_jacket

January 19th, 2012
7:54 pm

Not basketball related but rivals said we just landed are 16th football commit – any idea who?

Go Jackets!

January 19th, 2012
8:06 pm

Mr. Miller take it straight to the basket when you get the offensive rebound! Please!

Go Jackets!

January 19th, 2012
8:14 pm

Dwags are not playing. It UVA and GT. Virginia is very physical.

Ken Sugiura

January 19th, 2012
8:17 pm

Virginia plays some pretty tough defense. I’m a little surprised Tech has scored as well as it has. Miller doing well on Scott so far. interesting lineup move. i figured holsey would defend him.

ToeMeetsLeather

January 19th, 2012
8:17 pm

UVA playing well, we need to withstand this initial hot start from them. Their shooting % won’t continue.

chas_jacket

January 19th, 2012
8:17 pm

note just added to recruiting ” Lynn Griffin, a safety from Jacksonville, Fla., committed to Georgia Tech, according to JacketsOnline.com”

Go Jackets!

January 19th, 2012
8:17 pm

Dawgs won their last game I think. Georgia State is a nice team and story this year. Does that work for UGA and GSU? Please keep it respectable.

GTBob

January 19th, 2012
8:20 pm

Both teams are playing hard so far.

GTBob

January 19th, 2012
8:23 pm

Nevermind. Now we are going to sleep.

Ken Sugiura

January 19th, 2012
8:23 pm

uva has made 10 of 14 from floor.

Go Jackets!

January 19th, 2012
8:30 pm

5150, that’s right…I’m glad they picked up the Win.

The Jackets will need to score more than 57 to win this game.

Ken Sugiura

January 19th, 2012
8:30 pm

uva running its offense real well and just shooting like bananas.

Hewitt Fan

January 19th, 2012
8:32 pm

CBG needs to step it up!…I know 2 coaches from the ACC that left and has their new team playing great!…

Coach Haith has Mizzou in the top 5.I remember when GT CEO Mark Bradley wrote an article about how GT did much better than Mizzou with the hiring of CBG..lol…and

GMU is 14-5 and headed to the BIG DANCE with Paul Hewitt as HEAD COACH!!!!!

ToeMeetsLeather

January 19th, 2012
8:36 pm

I sure hope Bolden and Hunt can shoot the basketball. Hewitt didn’t recruit one kid with any kind of range.

GTBob

January 19th, 2012
8:41 pm

Rice is playing terrible tonight. If we have to lean on him as our scorer then we are in trouble.

Go Jackets!

January 19th, 2012
8:41 pm

@Hewitt Fan, go follow GMU. Wow! The era of one and done is over!

Go Jackets!

January 19th, 2012
8:46 pm

Ken, how does a banana shoot?
LOL

Hewitt Fan

January 19th, 2012
8:48 pm

@Go Jackets!

CBG was a bad hire, just face it!…This will be over quicker that you can tuck Mark Bradley into bed…He was on the hot seat at Dayton, Why hire a guy who already is on the hot seat?..This will teach Gt fans to quit trusting Mark Bradley…

ToeMeetsLeather

January 19th, 2012
8:48 pm

Anybody else think Carter, Hunt, Bolden and Poole will see significant minutes next year?

GTBob

January 19th, 2012
8:50 pm

Why hire a guy who already is on the hot seat?

Because he wasn’t on the hot seat and you like to make things up.

Biff Pocoroba

January 19th, 2012
8:51 pm

We probably won’t win another game this year but at least Hewitt is gone and we might actually have some players graduate and get a degree which no one ever did under Hewitt. It also nice to hear a coach spend more time talking about his team instead of the Yankees or or Atlantic 10 basketball. DRad must be the worst AD in the country to still be paying that clown after he got the team on probabtion three times for not caring anything about his players futures.

ToeMeetsLeather

January 19th, 2012
8:51 pm

Hewitt left us with a mess and got paid millions to drive the program in the ditch.

Go Jackets!

January 19th, 2012
8:56 pm

Hewitt, CBG is better than “one and dones” period. I don’t like MB. How about we give a new coach a chance to coach “his” team. This is a team he inherited. Some good players on the horizon…

CPH, would not be in better shape right now than CBG. Virginia is a good team.

GTKurt80

January 19th, 2012
8:56 pm

17 points at halftime??? Give Rice the ball every time and we score more, wtf.
I know we won’t be anything great this year, but gimme a break, this is embarrassing.
Couldn’t make the game tonight and am glad.

5150 UOAD

January 19th, 2012
8:58 pm

Sorry that was just for Blewitt Fan

5150 UOAD

January 19th, 2012
9:03 pm

At this rate will not get close to the Dawgs 57 in O.T. against the VOLS. We would have to go to 4 O.T.’s

Go Jackets!

January 19th, 2012
9:15 pm

There’s a reason why UVA is ranked. They are a good team. All Tech can do is keep battling. Rice needs to get all over it for a chance.

Paul in NH

January 19th, 2012
9:50 pm

Every team has a stinker or 2 a year and hopefully GT got it out of their system tonight

Reality Bites

January 19th, 2012
10:02 pm

Yes we are BETTER now that Hewitt is gone, but this game shows just how far we have fallen…..whew!

Go Jackets!

January 19th, 2012
10:07 pm

Not really unexpected…
I believe they sneak a few ACC wins in this year. CBG>CPH
Hewitt ripped Tech off!

IAW

January 19th, 2012
10:07 pm

Only a circus clown would believe this is better.

GTBob

January 19th, 2012
10:10 pm

This was probably about as bad as we can play. Teams have games like this sometimes. Look at UNC last week against FSU. We will get better. We need to find some offense though. If Rice is off we are pretty much dead.

38 points??

January 19th, 2012
10:24 pm

tech is a national laughingstock after only getting 38 points. That’s a halftime score. Gregory better pick it up next year or he will not be around long.

hewitt's curse

January 19th, 2012
10:25 pm

hewitt left the team in shambles with no talent. glen rice? get real—he’s terrible. It will years to rebuild this depleted roster.

Merlyn Brown

January 19th, 2012
10:48 pm

Don’t say teams have games like this. Don’t say that that Virginia is that much better than GT.
Don’t say they will improve going forward. Don’t say that GT has talent coming in next year.
Don’t say that CBG has to get his system installed and the guys have to buy in. We have heard enough of this. The fact is GT looks like they have never practiced. On offense they are unsure
and without any confidence with the ball in their hands. It looks like they are waiting on something
good to happen. Why after half of the season is gone GT doesn’t know how to compete, play basketball, pass the ball, shoot the ball, run plays, etc. etc. & etc.
Do they practice? I absolutely blame the coaching. It’s almost impossible for a team to look this
bad–on purpose. They may not have all 5 star atheletes, but they have good athletes. Anybody, including a fan, knows there is something wrong here. GT has got to be totally embarassed–
embarassed– & embarassed. It sems that they are beng coached defense first and offense 2nd,
3rd, or 4th. Tell me Virginia is that much better and I’ll say they aren’t, but their coaching surely
is. It doesn’t matter how much talent a team has. If it isn’t coached with instilled confidence,
it will mostly lose. How do we as fans endure such dismal results, when we know it should be better?

William Casey

January 19th, 2012
10:53 pm

I did not see the game. Bad shooting I can understand. But, how did we get outrebounded 45-22?

GTBob

January 19th, 2012
10:55 pm

But, how did we get outrebounded 45-22?

We couldn’t get an offensive rebound to save our lives.

Jacket93

January 19th, 2012
10:59 pm

This team is poorly coached period. Keep ripping Hewitt all you want to make yourselves feel better. There is more talent on this roster than we are showing. Worst gt showing tonight since 1982!! We got Gregory b/c no one else would come. There are much better coaches than hewitt, but Gregory is not one. Do not let your hate for Hewitt fool you. This epic of a loss never happened under Hewitt, but if it had, all of you would have no patience and be ripping him. And – Gregory has graduated no one yet so let’s wait for proof before we start the “we may suck more, but at least we graduate players now” chant. We have proof after tonight that we now suck more so half is true.

1 4 GT

January 19th, 2012
11:02 pm

Well, what can be said but oh well. either UVa is pretty good or GT is pretty bad. I sure hope GT is not as bad as they looked tonight. UUUUGGGGHHHH!!

1 4 GT

January 19th, 2012
11:05 pm

I thought Mark Price wanted the job. But the powers that be did not want him for some reason. I know I thought at the time they made a big mistake. Oh well.

Bring Back Bobby!

January 19th, 2012
11:06 pm

Get Cremins back, ASAP! This current coach can’t cut it.

GTBob

January 19th, 2012
11:11 pm

But the powers that be did not want him for some reason.

I think the complete lack of a coaching resume didn’t help him much.

GTBob

January 19th, 2012
11:18 pm

Worst gt showing tonight since 1982!!

You must have missed the Kennesaw St game last year huh?

Sad

January 19th, 2012
11:22 pm

Worst gt showing tonight since 1982!!

You must have missed the Kennesaw St game last year huh?

Or the Mercer game thus year.

Paul in NH

January 19th, 2012
11:52 pm

Jacket93

January 19th, 2012
10:59 pm
This epic of a loss never happened under Hewitt.
——
Last year, with a 1st round draft pick on the roster, GT lost to Kennesaw State by 17 points. That same KSU team finished the season 8-23.

blazer

January 20th, 2012
12:01 am

can’t blame Coach on this one. 29% shooting will do you in every time.

spider

January 20th, 2012
12:12 am

during football season i pray for basketball seaon, during basketball season i pray for baseball season, during baseball season i pray for football season, well you should be getting the picture by now.

Sad

January 20th, 2012
12:22 am

Last year we blamed Hewitt every time we lost and praised the players when we won. So, now it’s reversed this year?

curse continues

January 20th, 2012
1:45 am

the stench of the hewitt roster will continue for 2 more years until all this deadwood is gone.

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