Georgia Tech-Wake Forest live blog

Greetings

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…

125 comments Add your comment

HighTech

February 15th, 2012
7:34 pm

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
7:37 pm

Ken, sorry you couldn’t make the trip and hope all goes well with the kids, but glad you’ve opened a blog for us. GO JACKETS !!

5150 UOAD

February 15th, 2012
7:45 pm

We need the WIN bad.

5150 UOAD

February 15th, 2012
7:45 pm

I will take the no call on steps. LOL

5150 UOAD

February 15th, 2012
7:56 pm

Short on too many shots

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
7:57 pm

agreed, 5150

ToeMeetsLeather

February 15th, 2012
7:59 pm

Gotta like the blue uniforms, hasn’t helped the shooting though huh?

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:02 pm

I DON’T like the blue uniforms

George Stein

February 15th, 2012
8:04 pm

Sheesh. Our offense is abysmal.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:09 pm

George, they show sparks of being good. And actually, the number of assists is better this year than under Blewitt.

GT 94

February 15th, 2012
8:12 pm

Gregory is not known for having good offensive teams. I think in year 3 of CBG era, He will have GT a solid top 20 team. He seems to be doing an outstanding job recruiting. Chad dollar is one of the best recruiters in the country. Glad he is on our staff at GT!!! Paul blewitt left this program in an awful position. Nobody could win with what we have left thanks to hewitt.

George Stein

February 15th, 2012
8:14 pm

I hope so, Supersize. I’m not much of a hoops guy, but I’ll keep buying my season tickets to show support. But this is brutal to watch.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:18 pm

George, I bought season tickets until 2 years ago. I just couldn’t take any more. I thought about starting back up this year, but the late night drives back to Augusta are just too much for me now.

Ken Sugiura

February 15th, 2012
8:21 pm

wow. looks like i missed quite a half of basketball. i believe that’s the fourth first half that they’ve failed to reach 20 points.

HighTech

February 15th, 2012
8:22 pm

The season tickets will be even more worth it once the Jackets have their new home.

ToeMeetsLeather

February 15th, 2012
8:25 pm

I thought I was seeing some progress until tonight. Did Hewitt leave the cupboard this bare or have the guys checked out on CBG? This is painful.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:26 pm

Welcome, Ken. How’s the child-rearing going?

George Stein

February 15th, 2012
8:26 pm

Ha. I don’t even go to many of the games. I just do it to support the team.

I’ll be happy to do the game story for you, Ken. Here goes:

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Two crummy teams met in Winston-Salem Wednesday night. All spectators and several participants fell asleep. The end.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:27 pm

LMAO @ George

Ken Sugiura

February 15th, 2012
8:40 pm

ha ha, george. well done.
looks like things are picking up.
child rearing went pretty well. the 2 year old went to sleep without much protest. thanks for asking.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:42 pm

Ken, I know this is a basketball blog, but do you know anything you can share with us about the Friedgen rumors?

George Stein

February 15th, 2012
8:44 pm

I suppose the little one was one of the spectators. You should use Tech hoops as a means of putting the kids to sleep.

FL Jacket

February 15th, 2012
8:44 pm

Thanks Supersize, was about to ask Ken the same thing…

Ramblin Man

February 15th, 2012
8:45 pm

Wow that was low George. True, but low

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:46 pm

WOW, George, that WAS LOW……LOL

Ken Sugiura

February 15th, 2012
8:47 pm

Friedgen’s agent called it “an idle rumor.”
george – maybe i can download the first half and play it when necessary.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:47 pm

@ FL Jacket, it’s entirely possible that Ken knows something but can’t say anything yet. But there also might not be anything to actually know yet, and only rumors.

FL Jacket

February 15th, 2012
8:48 pm

George, at least the first half of our games.

Until next year’s class comes in with better talent, winning the game is always going to come down to 2 questions…

1) Did we turn the ball over?
2) Did we hit our 3-pointers?

Ramblin Man

February 15th, 2012
8:48 pm

I can’t see Ralph coming to GT as a line coach. Pretty low step down in my opinion.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:48 pm

“idle rumor”??? interesting

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:49 pm

Ramblin Man, it’s not as line coach, it’s as QB coach

FL Jacket

February 15th, 2012
8:50 pm

Supersize, I don’t subscribe to Kelly Quinlan’s site, but he’d only put an article out there if either it was wholly true…or wholly false.

The in-between “idle-rumor” type language that an agent might use is code for “we are currently in negotiations”

George Stein

February 15th, 2012
8:50 pm

Same stuff was said about Groh two years ago. It was all a big rumor until it was true.

We’ll see if it this time.

Ramblin Man

February 15th, 2012
8:50 pm

Is Shaq coaching 3 point shooting this year?

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:51 pm

@ FL Jacket, that would be my take on the “idle rumor” phrase too

Ken Sugiura

February 15th, 2012
8:51 pm

strange that miller has had two shots blocked this half. for a story i wrote a couple weeks ago, he said he went to his fallaway because of concerns about getting blocked, which you wouldn’t think would be a problem for someone 6-11. i guess they’re valid.
regardless, i think he’ll be a really good player in two years.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:53 pm

Ken, I love watching Miller play

FL Jacket

February 15th, 2012
8:53 pm

Ken, Daniel Miller has show flashes offensively facing the basket…does CBG try to get him touches for that purpose or is it what’s open that night?

Ken Sugiura

February 15th, 2012
8:54 pm

well, to clarify a bit, he said he didn’t know anything about it and discredited the possibility.

Ramblin Man

February 15th, 2012
8:55 pm

Point still stands. Unless he has no serious offers as a OC somewhere or is really interested in going back to GT it’s a big step down. Who knows though maybe he sees potentiol in the program to compete and believes he could help and wants to be a part of it.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:56 pm

Ken, I doubt there is much else that he COULD say. We are all hoping it comes to pass though

Ken Sugiura

February 15th, 2012
8:56 pm

fl jacket, i haven’t heard cbg say that specifically, but he knows he has a decent touch out to the free-throw line or so, so i’d say he does try to get him those opportunities.

FL Jacket

February 15th, 2012
8:57 pm

OK – that’s more definitive. I would have assumed from the get-go that the guy they choose is a young up-and-coming guy who can recruit energetically…and because the funds to pay an assistant are currently going to some guy in northern Virginia…

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
8:57 pm

Ramblin Man, he said last fall that he still, and always will, love Tech. He will never be a head coach again, and he definitely knows how to develop QB’s. So why not?

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
9:00 pm

Damn, we still can’t hit free throws

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
9:02 pm

WOW, look at all those 3-pointers. NICE

Ken Sugiura

February 15th, 2012
9:04 pm

good effort by udofia saving that loose ball. not a very good shot that preceded it, though.

Ramblin Man

February 15th, 2012
9:05 pm

Super I am not opposed to the idea and think he could add new wrinkles to the triple o. It could also help with recruiting to a degree.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
9:05 pm

Ramblin Man, that would be a definite YES to both of those points

Supersize that order, mutt

February 15th, 2012
9:06 pm

rumors don’t just come out of the blue. There must be some substance to them.