Jackets Survive and Advance

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…

16 comments Add your comment

TechDan

March 20th, 2010
10:53 pm

RDU Jacket

March 20th, 2010
11:57 pm

I got nothing for second!

Techman 78

March 21st, 2010
5:01 am

Ive been very critical of Hewitt the past 2 seasons, but at this point we all know he is coming back next season so we might as well pull for the guy. We are in a very good position now. We ARE the most talented tean in the midwest region so….. There were some questionable decisions late in the game by coach but, for the most part he managed that game pretty well. Im by no means getting back on the “Hewitt Bandwagon” I still dont believe in his coaching abilities but like I said, if he is going to be here another season I may as well pull for him. Best of luck to the Jackets today against the Buckeyes. I think we have a real chance today. Go Jackets!!

Buzz29

March 21st, 2010
9:31 am

Ditto Techman’s sentiments.

come on

March 21st, 2010
11:37 am

in college basketball a coach is judged on post season performance, not so much regular season. prime example clemson HC Oliver Purnell, he has 4 straight winning seasons in acc play, and u know what his ncaa record is 0 for 6. he has never made it out of the first round, when hewitt is 7 and 5 and past the first round for the third time in five apperances. just a stat to ponder

BrokeBackJacket

March 21st, 2010
12:10 pm

My God! Never seen such pushing and shoving…off…on..off…on…etc…the CPH bandwagon that is!

I know all I need to know about techies basketball team..they were NOT good enough to beat UGA this year..and YES..we know our BB program sucks!

Football…DITTO!

THWGT!!!!!

BrokeBackJacket

March 21st, 2010
12:13 pm

BTW…good to see yellow fuzz come out from under his rock…afrter 365 days of 45-42…he sucked it up and came back after only 4 months…still waiting on POAD, and especially m=idiot!

Bill

March 21st, 2010
12:41 pm

And where are the mighty dogs now, at home sitting on their ass’es where they should be. The dogs need some fans that have at least gotten past the third grade level . Nothing wrong UGA, but their fans !

Iraq Dawg... HOOAH!

March 22nd, 2010
1:22 am

I guess its true what they say…. If you cant beat em’ join em’! Now you’re sitting at home with us. Be proud Tech you made it yo the 2nd round.

I believe Ricky Bobby once said that “if you’re not first,then you’re last.”

hahahahahaha

Too Easy

March 22nd, 2010
8:25 am

But Shumpert said you guys were much better than Ohio State. Darn refs.

LOST to UGA 66-73.

March 23rd, 2010
3:46 am

ACC is so great in basketball, I thought ?

UGA Women won again in the NCAA Tournament to run our record to 25-8 on the season, while Georgia tek has been finished in basketball for some time now both in women’s and men’s basketball.

ACC Sweet 16 ? Duke is it in men’s basketball while The SEC has 2 teams the vols and Kentucky.

750 wins for Andy Landers, averaging over 24 wins a season, so this is an average season for him.

18 times Andy Landers has been in the Regional Semi-Finals. This year’s squad cannot shoot. But, they can play some defense.

UGA advances to play Stanford, another school Georgia tek is NOT.

While the nation ponders the thoughts of Georgia tek bragging they are better than all the teams remaining in The NCAA Tournament, the facts are that not only did UGA beat Georgia tek in football 30-24 but also beat Georgia tek in both men’s basketball 73-66 and women’s basketball 56-50.

So, while Georgia tek remains at home their seasons over, UGA advances.

UGA also beat Georgia tek in the classrooms this year with a higher APR than Georgia tek in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball, the Major Sports.

Assailed in the national press for your low academics, the worst in college basketball in the NCAA Tourney this season, Georgia tek also could not win in men’s basketball even with your 914 Academic Progress Rate, limited by the NCAA Probation to only 11 scholarships.

Sweet 16 for Georgia 18 times now for Andy Landers.

NCAA Tournament Action :

SEC 13-3
ACC 9-9

SEC Men 4-2
ACC Men 5-5

SEC Women 9-1
ACC Women 4-4

ACC has neither a winning record in NCAA Tourney Men
ACC has neither a winning record in NCAA Tourney Women

SEC has winning record in BOTH NCAA Tourney Men & Women.

SEC is kicking the butts of ACC in basketball, again.

2 and done!!!!

March 23rd, 2010
8:10 am

Another typical overrated, overhyped, disappointing Yech hoops season down the drain with nothing to show for it!!!! And now they’ll watch YET another of their “student athletes” execute the annual ONE AND DONE practice that is common for Yech thugs!!!!

LOVE IT!!!!!!

Robards

March 24th, 2010
12:14 am

Time to weigh in, Boggs. You take these losses too hard. Need to take a page from B. King, who has something to say whether the Dawgs win or lose.

LOST to UGA 66-73.

March 24th, 2010
5:32 am

Chris Boggs is more interested in censorship, and in presenting only the positive to post about Paul Hewitt having a 914 APR today and being limited to only 11 scholarships while having a LOSING RECORD to UGA by several games. That Hewitt would have to pay Georgia tek $3.4 million to leave, is just great. That is why he is still here. Academics are a farse at Georgia tek under Paul Hewitt.

UGA (STUPID REDNECK FANS, 7-5, 1980)

April 20th, 2010
4:03 pm

Georgia fans are so retarded

UGA (STUPID REDNECK FANS, 7-5, 1980)

April 20th, 2010
4:03 pm

typical Georgia fans being stupid