Writing to you from Decatur. We didn’t make the trip and I have child-rearing duties until about 8 p.m. and will join you then. The game is on Fox Sports South and other regional sports networks (check here) and espn3.com.
This is obviously a big opportunity for Georgia Tech to get a win against a pretty weak Wake Forest team. Naturally, Wake is looking at Tech and thinking the same thing.
A couple Brian Gregory quotes from Tuesday.
“We’ve had games where we’ve shot the ball well. We know that one of our shortcomings is our ability to consistently make perimeter shots. So what do we need to do? We need to maybe attack the basket a little more and continue to get the ball inside.”
One thing Gregory noted in regards to the poor perimeter shooting was that shooters weren’t always in good position to be ready to catch and shoot. Worth nothing this evening, as is touches and shots for the bigs, Daniel Miller and Kammeon Holsey. Gregory would like 8-10 shots for each.
“Our rebounding is one of the most confusing I’ve ever seen in my life. We’ll go against big, strong, athletic teams and out-rebound them by nine, 10, 11, 12, and we’ll go against teams that you wouldn’t on paper or stat-wise think that shouldn’t be in the rebounding game with you and they out-rebound us.”
I’ll say this – straight rebounding totals aren’t always the truest reflection of which team rebounded better. For instance, if a team defends poorly or gives up a lot of transition baskets, it’s going to surrender a lot of makes and not have as many chances to get defensive rebounds, even if it is rebounding efficiently on the chances it has. If that makes any sense.
Enjoy the game…