The Jackets defeated Oklahoma State by hitting their free throws and playing good defense.
24 of 25 free throws is excellent…and the primary reason the Jackets are playing basketball tomorrow. If they’d shot their typical 16 of 25 effort they’d have lost that game by something between 5 and 10 points.
Kudos to the Jackets for making the most of their trips to the charity stripe.
They dominated the boards and held a 15 rebound advantage over the Cowboys.
And they held James Anderson, one of the best scorers in the country, to just 11 points in 32 minutes.
It was a quality win against a quality opponent. And it was indicative of the type of performance that Tech fans desperately wanted to see during the regular season when we were losing to UGA and ACC opponents down the stretch.
The Jackets still had some turnover issues and had some head scratcher moments at times with strange timeouts and some awkward fast break decisions. But that was the type of basketball they absolutely must continue to play in order to secure a victory against Ohio State tomorrow afternoon.
And with the recent Kansas choke job against Northern Iowa, the region is looking much softer if the Jackets can beat the Buckeyes and set themselves up for another run reminiscent of 2004…