Live blog: Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech

Greetings-

My commendation to you for watching this game. You are truly loyal.

Georgia Tech has a chance to get out of last place in the ACC, or at least force a four-way tie for ninth at 3-9.

Obviously, a big piece of this game is that the Yellow Jackets will be without Glen Rice Jr., suspended indefinitely by Brian Gregory. Rice, I probably don’t have to tell you, leads the team in scoring and rebounding and takes on a lot of ballhandling responsibilities. We’ll see who fills in the void and how the Jackets manage having such a short bench. I’d expect to see both former walk-ons Derek Craig and Nick Foreman giving minutes. Guard Jason Morris may get some minutes at the power forward spot.

It’ll be interesting to see where Rice’s shots go. I am sure Gregory is hoping that Daniel Miller and Kammeon Holsey pick up the slack. Another piece is how Mfon Udofia handles pressure without Rice.

Virginia Tech players to watch:

Forward Victor Davila, 26 of 38 from the floor in his last seven games, but missed the Hokies’ last game, a loss, to Florida State.

Guard Erick Green has scored in double figures in the past 27 games.

141 comments Add your comment

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:11 pm

Jackets moving the ball well in and out so far.

serious question

February 18th, 2012
3:12 pm

Is Georgia Tech good at anything???

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:13 pm

are you talking about the basketball question? daniel miller blocks shots well.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:14 pm

excuse me – basketball team, not basketball question.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:18 pm

some nice passes out of high post.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:29 pm

morris really struggling.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:30 pm

poor close-outs on last two 3’s by virginia tech.

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
3:33 pm

Holsey has a number of good moves near the basket. I had season tickets last year. Beating UNC by 20 at home was fun but the run was ended by the flu. Always wondered why basketball teams don’t get the shot.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:36 pm

good question. if it makes you feel better, my doctor told me yesterday there’s been no real bad strains this year.

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
3:37 pm

Aw.
Was hoping for a Morris dunk.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:37 pm

hokies creating (or tech allowing) a number of open 3-pointers.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:39 pm

very good gdefense by udofia.

majer

February 18th, 2012
3:43 pm

JM

February 18th, 2012
3:43 pm

Let’s go jackets good defense. Keeping the Hokies from the easy shots.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:44 pm

i can’t say eddie fogler is impressing me so far. i’m glad he knows mike glenn, though.

JM

February 18th, 2012
3:45 pm

Another great inbounds play from GT.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:46 pm

that is a strength of gregory’s.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
3:48 pm

getting some good opportunities of turnovers and misses.

JM

February 18th, 2012
3:49 pm

Good first half Jackets. Hope they start the 2nd with a good run.

JM

February 18th, 2012
3:54 pm

Miller is sixth on GT’s all time blocked shots list? How close is he to #5?

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:03 pm

Football season ticket holder 2009,2010, 2011. Basketball 2009 and 2010.
Instead of dropping basketball again, I am thinking of dropping football instead.
I am pissed with Paul for calling the TO before the Dawgs missed a field goal in the FIRST half.
Part of being a fan is to think your yelling makes a difference. If the coach is going to give their kicker a second chance after you risk getting hoarse, maybe I don’t need to waste my money, time and breath. Tech basketball will rebound next year but can’t we sell some point guard on coming here? I’ll even be pleased with a good ball handler/poor shooter.

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
4:06 pm

Good first half now just need to finish it.

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:06 pm

An offensive play?
Who knew we had any?

Paul in NH

February 18th, 2012
4:08 pm

GT top 5 in blocked shots
Alvin Jones 425
John Salley 243
Malcolm Mackey 199
Eddie Elisma 174
Luke Schensher 157
Miller is at 129

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
4:09 pm

luke schenscher is no. 5 at 157. miller at 130, i think.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
4:10 pm

Robert – i can understand your frustration and think of reasons for not re-newing tickets, but calling timeout just before a field goal is pretty common. it was bad luck that walsh missed and then made good on the second attempt.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
4:12 pm

they’ve got to figure out a way to get morris a clean, close look at the basket, or spot-up 3, to get him going.

JM

February 18th, 2012
4:15 pm

Got to cover the VT shooters better

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:15 pm

C’mon Kammeron. Put up the shot.

ACC Fan

February 18th, 2012
4:15 pm

If Tech continues to play like they are so far in this game, they will win some games. Taking open shots and getting the ball in the paint while continuing to play good defense is a wining combination.

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:18 pm

In the 1st half Ken?
When the other kicker has badly slumped all year on his own?
I’ll probably get over it.
Just using today’s low interest to vent my past frustration.

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:19 pm

?

February 18th, 2012
4:20 pm

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
4:20 pm

we’re here to serve, robert.

NoCoach Blewitt

February 18th, 2012
4:21 pm

Anyone else having issues with watching game on ESPN3?

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:23 pm

This hasn’t been a bad game to watch.
Hope I’m not posting too soon.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
4:24 pm

can’t help you. watching on Fox Sports South.

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:24 pm

@?.
VT is up by three.
I think it’s 42-39.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
4:25 pm

48-45, vt with 11:30 to play

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:26 pm

Opps it’s 50-45 VT.

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
4:26 pm

i wonder if miller and holsey are a little spent.

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:27 pm

Got a break there. Nice play Mfon.

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
4:29 pm

NoCoach Blewitt

February 18th, 2012
4:29 pm

Nice play Mfon — Only can possibly utter this sentence 3 times a year

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:29 pm

Typical homer refs.
They aren’t calling much on VT.
50-50.

GT1971

February 18th, 2012
4:31 pm

I’m getting the game on 790 AM Radio over the internet in NC:

http://player.streamtheworld.com/_players/lincolnfinancialhonda/index.html?callsign=WQXIAM

Greeting, Ken.

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:32 pm

Mfon puts out the effort.
He had a very good game vs Duke.
Why don’t you limit your negativity to Hewitt?

Ken Sugiura

February 18th, 2012
4:32 pm

tech is shooting 60.0 percent. gadzooks.

james

February 18th, 2012
4:35 pm

I wasn’t too sure about Gregory, but I think he is showing some good things. Pretty optimistic about the next few years.

Robert Barron

February 18th, 2012
4:35 pm

Making our free throws too.