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Sorry for the delay. Real quick – Nate Hicks is out, which trims coach Brian Gregory’s options at center basically in half. I assume he’ll give more minutes to Daniel Miller and hope forwards Kammeon Holsey and Julian Royal can help out.

Hicks has mono and will probably be out for a couple weeks.

Game is on ESPNU.

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Biff Pocoroba

February 9th, 2012
7:11 pm

I hope we don’t miss his 2 points and rebound tonight

GTPhenom

February 9th, 2012
7:45 pm

It would be nice if Udofia could make one or two wide freaking open threes every once in a while. He had three of them wide open at the end of the game and missed pretty badly on all three . . .

Supersize that order, mutt

February 9th, 2012
8:06 pm

Udofia is 0 for his last 15 attempts. That’s pathetic.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 9th, 2012
8:12 pm

Wow, nobody is interested in basketball at Tech anymore. Last year, even under Phewitt, these blogs were always active.

ToeMeetsLeather

February 9th, 2012
8:23 pm

I am actually very encouraged with what I am seeing tonight. I think when you put Hunt, Bolden, and Poole with these big guys we have now, this will be a pretty good team next year. We are hanging in there with absolutely ZERO guard play. I guess that is the only thing I am upset with CBG on since taking over the team. The fact that he didn’t make a PG priority one when he set out on the recruiting trail. How can you end up with no guards on a college team? Oh well.

NoCoach Blewitt

February 9th, 2012
8:32 pm

I don’t get ESPNU … How many turnovers does Mfon have tonight? Usually his PTS + Assist = Turnovers

Ivan

February 9th, 2012
8:36 pm

What’s the score?

NoShamSam

February 9th, 2012
8:38 pm

what is wrong with Hicks

ToeMeetsLeather

February 9th, 2012
8:42 pm

51-47 State with with 3:30 to play

Gtkenz

February 9th, 2012
8:42 pm

Kinda hard to watch. At the end of the day it makes very little sense why you wouldn’t try to capitalize on your strength and limit your weakness. We play small, very small, so why not run? Just seems like there is far too much half court basketball. Same beef I had with Hewitt. But I will say the kids seem to play with more passion even when their getting smoked.

ToeMeetsLeather

February 9th, 2012
8:45 pm

Udofia has missed his last 17 shots.

Gtkenz

February 9th, 2012
8:48 pm

That’ll do it. Still in last place…….GT Hoops, WOW!!

NoCoach Blewitt

February 9th, 2012
8:53 pm

Gtkenz — Have you seen Udofia play?? How in the world do you expect to run constantly when we do not have a point guard who can take care or the ball nor shoot.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 9th, 2012
9:01 pm

Not in last place, in next to last place

swarmi

February 9th, 2012
9:07 pm

No threes=no win.

not happening

February 9th, 2012
9:15 pm

be careful what some of you wished for, looks like you got it alright..

Paul in NH

February 9th, 2012
9:31 pm

No PG = no win

Paul in NH

February 9th, 2012
9:35 pm

I watched the game at a Taco Mac’s in Charlotte – not a lot of people getting into it, which surprised me. It was just a little livelier last night

Ignition

February 9th, 2012
10:02 pm

What’s George Mason’s record again ???

William Casey

February 9th, 2012
10:16 pm

About the same as IGNITION’s IQ. Once again, go to the G Mason blog if interested.

ToeMeetsLeather

February 9th, 2012
10:49 pm

What’s up Ignition? Man, I have to give you props for persistence.

Fess up though dude, you’re Dave Braine incognito right?

Gtkenz

February 9th, 2012
11:09 pm

Nocoach Blewitt, he handles the ball and drives far better than he shoots. Nevertheless, running spreads the ball and allows street ballers to drive the basket. What’s the sense in setting up an offense if you can’t shoot. My point is CBG is as narrow minded and unwilling to change as Blewitt (as you say). Play to your strenghts and let the players play for goodness sakes.

GOLD PANTS

February 10th, 2012
12:13 am

We only lost this game tonight because Nate Hicks was out with his outstanding .000000000000000000001 points per game average plus his one rebound for the season which happened in the Georgia game when a ball glanced off the rim , then off the refs head into Hick’s grateful arms.
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OldSchoolTechFanatic

February 10th, 2012
6:26 am

Good thing we didn’t hire Mark Price we might only be 3 and 8 in the ACC right now!!!

G71

February 10th, 2012
6:56 am

25 comments is very lite…even for Tech B-ball in this doubly ‘re-building’ year. Face the music – this is ugly and will get more so.
But this time, ‘wait till next year’ is not just an excuse and a hope. We’ll be so much better in ‘12-’13. And ‘13-’14 too.
And we did beat UGA.

UGA = Yawn

February 10th, 2012
7:55 am

These players can’t shoot. They are Hewitt’s ‘guys’. He never recruited players that understood the first fundamental rule of basketball – being able to shoot the ball through the hoop. His players were street-ball types. I hope CBG knows better and finds some awesome 3-pt shooters – ala Mark Price and Dennis Scott. Oh….those were the days! PS: get well soon Bobby!!!

UGA = Yawn

February 10th, 2012
7:57 am

Gtkenz – lighten up! CBG is just starting and was dealt an awful hand! He needs at least 3 years. This year doesn’t count. Next year will be his first year with some of his recruits – so, it is tough to expect that much. By year 3, he should be showing results – then you can bit#h!

GT = Dumpster Fire

February 10th, 2012
8:16 am

GT football recruiting, coaching and performance = dumpster fire. GT basketball = dumpster fire. GT athletics = dumpster fire.

GT

February 10th, 2012
8:27 am

What is amazing is we paid Hewitt all that money and this is what he left us. It is the mortgage crisis all over again, millions of dollars and we are underwater. We were Georgia football in basketball. We recruited kid with street cred that didn’t have basic basketball skills and were not in condition. It reminds me of the The Quick and the Dead with Gene Hackman. All these cowboys with all this hype and at the end of the day all we got were a bunch of club fighters and a bench full of hanger oners that were call assistant coaches because the were street agents and gym rats.

When Hewitt beat Cremins in Charleston this year I knew something was wrong with Bobby. Sure enough Bobby has left the building the ultimate career suicide after losing eight in a row. It all began with losing to a Hewitt coached team. If this had been Hewitt instead of Bobby, he would have hung on to the very bitter end, even if he was comatose and foaming at the mouth on the bench. Hewitt and his posse soaking us for every dime they can get, and leaving a once proud program looking like the streets of New Orleans on its worst day. CBG take you time we understand what you are working with.

Ignition

February 10th, 2012
8:40 am

CBG’S offensive system Sucks !!!!
Sucked at Dayton gonna suck at GT..
The Institute got suckered….

GT

February 10th, 2012
9:07 am

IL and then you have Syracuse coming in. The ACC is coming back in spades. We need to brand it like the SEC does in football. The problem is there is a moment of truth in basketball called the March Madness where you have to face reality. We stand up pretty well in that contest but when you take on all comers you can’t win every year.

P

February 10th, 2012
9:28 am

GT shooting is suffering and you gotta what happens in practice. These kids are D1 ball players and if they couldn’t shoot it in H.S., they wouldn’t be on the floor now. Udofia’s recent skid is disappointing, but his Assist/TO ratio is much higher. I would say that if the team shot better as a whole, the ratio would be higher still (you gotta make the basket for the assist to count). Bring in a shooting consultant and a sports psychologist for a week; maybe a hypnotist as well.

Jacket Dad

February 10th, 2012
9:52 am

Tough season but not giving up on the Jackets. We definitely need point guards and shooters next year. I applaud these guys for not giving up even though the cards dealt this year were not too good.

We need to get some excitement at GT games again…….

i kept telling you phewitt lovers

February 10th, 2012
10:03 am

that his record since 04 was slowly taking our program down the toilet.

you dont have losing seasons back to back to back with nba talent and expect to continue recruiting nba talent. kids like to win. we had a loser of a coach who was ok with losing as long as he did his individual thing with the players.

looking back it is my opinion that phewitt was more concerned with putting players in the nba and creating a name for himself as a developer of talent than he was with our program. the results speak for themselves. funny how some of the players phewitt left us with had issues with playing as a team. funnny that eh? players tend to mimic the coach they play for,. selfish coach begets selfish players.

never mind that he had taken us to the heights of the bottom tier in the acc.

i like our new coach, i would not be surprised to see him do better at gt than he ever did at dayton.

we are playing good d….. no more hack a shack d.

we use timeouts like they should be used.

the players are actually developing now. udof is playing better. we actually look organized with good ball movement.

we just lack shooters.

had we made 3 more 3’s we would have swept a team nobody would have thought possible before the season started.

while next year will not be a break out season either, i can see us jumping up to a 500 team and maybe an nit,

i think that

February 10th, 2012
10:05 am

ignition = phewitt fan

P you dont know whaqt your talking about....

February 10th, 2012
10:10 am

if shooting and scoring was a matter of being coached up than all nba players would be scoring 10+ points a game,

shooting is a combination of coaching skill and athleticism. most of our players are lacking in the skill department.

for instance….. glenn rice’s dad was a phenom in his youth at scoring but his son is good but not great. if you dont think his dad didnt try to coach his son in the art of shooting for his entire basketball life your wacked. his son is what he is,.

Robert Barron

February 10th, 2012
10:30 am

After Tech finished 2nd in the Dance, Hewitt could have commanded much bigger bucks and gone elsewhere but elected to stay at Tech and take the money, similar to how the public sector “works” , in his retirement. We either could have paid Hewitt upfront double what we paid him or on the back-end in retirement.
A lot of coaches at Tech and elsewhere are not so great when others hire their assistants away.
O’Leary was no big deal without Freigen.
Go look at his pre-Freigen year.
Could not beat Uga.
Add Freigen and we get three straight wins.
A lot of u rewrite the Cremins years.
I was there and his last two years were ugly.
Although we managed to patch things up with him, there was plenty of meaness directed his way before he left.
Probably few colleges have been hurt by one and done players as much as Tech has once that door was opened due to NBA expansion.
I am just wondering how many years must pass before u folks wise up and rewrite Hewitt years as u have done O’Leary’s, Ross’s and Cremins’ time here.
Bad form, which some of u will never admit, to badger the guy who got the program to it’s highest end of the season placement.
Folks were angry with Cremins for not getting more out of his future pros.
Now everyone wants to pretend those last two years of ugliness never happened.
Sorry but they did.

Robert Barron

February 10th, 2012
10:36 am

Both Rice and Morris can shoot when hot and open but suffer from, as noted by many, the lack of a PG. Tech has too many shooting guards and no true point.
And this was point guard u.

Robert Barron

February 10th, 2012
10:41 am

Cam and Jason are good players as well as Rice.
They might even get better as Cam seems to be benefiting from CBG more than anyone.
Cam’s comments after the game are impressive and show leadership.
Great game dude.
Wish I could say that to more of our guys.
Udofia tried hard for both coaches.
Hate to see as bad slump like this hit him but he is producing in other areas.
A good PG would get Morris going somehow early in games.
The dunk against Duke is what I mean or even just open shots.

Ignition

February 10th, 2012
1:06 pm

Well I’m not a Paul Hewitt supporter, but I do believe if you gonna fire somebody have a better option in mind,and this guy doesnt fit the bill. Also people her attack CPH character and record as if he didn’t accomplish anything when in fact:
Championships
MAAC Tournament Championship (1999)
MAAC Regular Season Championship (1999, 2000)
Awards
ACC Coach of the Year (2001)
MAAC Coach of the Year (2000)
5 Tournament bids how many has CBG Won..
NBA talent all over league how many players from Dayton are in the league.
What’s CBG offensive strategy and how well does that translate to the ACC, I’d say poorly.

ignition your duh.......

February 10th, 2012
7:17 pm

last time i looked when we fired phewitt we owed him around 8 million. least you forget we were still paying chan gailey.

so yur saying you were willing to write the check to bring in a high profile coach?

robert barron the stats say otherwise. do you know what their 3 point percentage is?

didnt think so,

rad tested a few high profile coaches as well as some up and comers. there was not a fit.

we got what we could afford.

letst give gregory a chance before we toss him out.