Fansided: Georgia Tech Basketball: Thoughts on Jackets huge win over NC State
My initial takeaway is simple, wow. Eight months dormant of college basketball and we were in for a treat Tuesday night. The Yellow Jackets walked into PNC Arena and snatched victory from the jaws of in-conference foe NC State. The Jackets were down by 15 at one point in this game, yet a strong second half, and a great performance in overtime, led the Jackets to victory.Two Yellow Jackets stood out in their 2019 debut, Michael Devoe and James Banks III. Devoe and Banks both came into the season with high expectations from the fans and their team, and they did not disappoint.
Technique: NCAA approves athletes profiting off likeness
This Tuesday, the NCAA made the surprise announcement that it would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their name and likeness. This new step came in a series of events that started with a bill allowing for this in California. This decision marked an apparent flip in the NCAA's view of collegiate payment -- when California announced a bill that also allowed players to be paid for the use of their name and likeness, the NCAA immediately took a harsh stand against it. It was made obvious that the NCAA would fight the bill in court and college athletics highest governing body even went as far as to threaten California with a ban from NCAA postseason activities.
From The Rumble Seat: Georgia Tech Beats NC State 82-81 In Overtime
On the first play of overtime Asanti Price hit a three pointer. That was Georgia Tech's first lead of the game. This was a game that Georgia Tech should not have won, but they scrapped, made plays, and got a little luck when they needed it.NC State came into this game missing two of their best players. DJ Funderburk was suspended and Markelle Johnson was announced out due to injury just before the game. It didn't look like it would stop the Wolfpack early. The started off up 8-0 and expanded on the lead topping out at 39-24.
Fansided: Georgia Tech Basketball: Jackets look to start season off with win over NC State
The 2019-20 season is finally here for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and on Tuesday night, they'll take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack as they start the season off with some conference action.The Jackets are coming off a 2018-19 campaign that saw the Jackets go 14-18 overall and 6-12 in conference play, finishing 10th in the ACC. This offseason has been clouded in controversy once again and it ended with the program receiving several penalties for various infractions, the most notable of those penalties, a postseason ban for the Yellow Jackets.
The Wolfpack, on the other hand, are coming off a quality 24-win season that saw them break .
From The Rumble Seat: Georgia Tech Basketball: NC State Preview
Game 1: Georgia Tech 0-0 (0-0) AT NC State 0-0 (0-0), 8:30 PM ET, ACC NetworkThe beginning of the college basketball season has a funny way of always sneaking up on you doesn't it? While most fans have both eyes squarely focused on football, it's time to tip off another year of hoops.
For the Jackets, that means opening things up on the road against NC State, a big challenge and stark contrast to the cupcake game that typically accompanies opening night. This scheduling quirk arose due to the two additional ACC games that were added to the schedule prior to this season.
From The Rumble Seat: Technical Tidbits 11/5: College Basketball Starts Today?
I'm not sure why, but it finally hit me yesterday that college basketball's regular season starts today. This is a pivotal season in Josh Pastner's tenure on the Flats, as Tech has a talented team that is looking to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. If you would like a quick primer before tonight's game, look no further than the FTRS staff season predictions. The Yellow Jackets tip-off tonight at 8:30 against the NC State Wolfpack on the ACCN. Go Jackets!Moses Wright emerged as a threat in the final five games of last season, averaging over 15 points and six rebounds.
From The Rumble Seat: Countdown to Tipoff: Site Predictions
Its time to make some predictions!!! The FTRS staff will take a stab at how the season will go for the Jackets, game by game results, and player predictions. <strong>Patrick</strong>Overall Finish: 19-12 (12-8)
I have high expectations for this team, but its also the most talented team Georgia Tech has ever had under Pastner. They have finally reached the first part of Pastner's go-to saying: "Get old and stay old." The Jackets return 75% of their minutes from last season, including their top 3 players: Banks, Devoe, and Alvarado.
From The Rumble Seat: Countdown to Tipoff: Why Tech Fans Should Expect Higher Offensive Output This Season
It is no secret that the Jackets struggled offensively a year ago, and really have struggled for the greater portion of a decade now. A season ago, Tech was the 228th best offense in the country according to Kenpom, their 8th season outside the top 175 since 2011. Brian Gregory's final season in 2016 was the lone season Tech ranked inside the top 175, finishing 38th. Turnovers, poor shooting, and poor ball movement have almost been ingrained in fans heads at this point. However, there is reason to expect things may be different this season. Bubba ParhamThis season, transfer Bubba Parham will be the sharpshooter the Jackets have been craving since Adam Smith graduated in 2016.
Fansided: Georgia Tech Basketball: Georgia Tech vs Northwestern Game Preview:
The Georgia Tech men's basketball team will continue their homestand on Tuesday night when they take part in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, taking on Northwestern.The Jackets enter Tuesday night with a 3-1 record and winners of thee straight. The Jackets latest victory came last Friday against North Texas, the Jackets putting together their best game of the early season. Northwestern, on the other hand, are just 4-2 on the season, a sold start for the Wildcats who made their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance last season. Georgia Tech:
After three-straight dominating efforts from center Ben Lammers, the rest of the Yellow Jackets have taken a load off the potential All-ACC first team center.
From The Rumble Seat: 50 Days to Tipoff: ACC Predictions
Countdown to Tipoff: 8 DaysNow that we're inside of 10 days before tipoff, let's take a look at which ACC teams should expect to punch tickets for March Madness and who should start preparing award acceptance speeches. Tier 1: National Title Contenders
1. Duke Blue Devils
It's been 7 seasons since Duke has won even a share of the ACC regular season title and over a decade since they've won it out right, but it's hard to put anyone else at the top of the conference right now.
Fansided: Georgia Tech Basketball: Breaking down the Jackets November schedule
The 2019-20 season is none of the most important seasons of Georgia Tech basketball in recent memory. Despite the Jackets not being able to play in the NCAA Tournament this season with a postseason ban, Josh Pastner will need to have his best coaching season if he hopes to keep his job as many believe that he's on the hot seat entering this season.The Jackets have arguably the most talented roster of the Josh Pastner era this season but can the team stay motivated this season especially late this season without the potential of playing in the postseason no matter how well they do.
Fansided: Georgia Tech Basketball Position Preview: Small Forward
Usher is a former 4-star recruit out of high school, who committed and played at the University of Southern California before transferring to the Jackets this past season. Usher is from Canton, Georgia, so moving back closer home had a lot to do with his decision to transfer. His basketball skills are definitely elite. He will play mostly at small forward but may even see playing time at power forward or even shooting guard at times. The Georgia Tech offensive style under Coach Pastner is flexible for position players such as Usher. Expect a lot of big plays from Usher down the stretch, we may even see a few 15-20 point games.
Fansided: Georgia Tech Basketball: Position Preview - Shooting guard
Phillips, one of only 3 seniors on the Yellow Jacket's roster, will look to make his last impact this season. At 6'3, he'll mainly play the shooting guard role and look to be a threat from inside and out. He struggled during Georgia Tech's exhibition game against Georgia College, shooting 1/6 from the field, but contributed on the boards, 5 rebounds, and passed for 3 assists. Phillips will look to be that all-around player Tech needs to help balance every game. #11 <a href="https://ramblinwreck.com/roster/parham-bubba-2/">Bubba Parham</a>:The VMI standout transfer showed exactly how effect he is from range in the Yellow Jackets' exhibition game.
From The Rumble Seat: Countdown to Tipoff: Georgia Tech Roster Analysis and Preview
Rob - For me, Moses Wright is going to be the biggest X-factor for this team. Wright really came into his own down the stretch last season, playing significant minutes and scoring 78 points over the final five games of the year. If Wright can build upon that production this season, he has a chance to be an important contributor for the Jackets. On the flip side, if Wright doesn't perform, and with not much depth in the front court, Tech could be forced into playing a lot of smaller lineups this season.Reed - Maybe I'm overreacting to what I saw last Saturday in the exhibition but I am going with Bubba Parham.
Fansided: Georgia Tech Basketball: Former Jacket Josh Okogie has big opening night
Former Georgia Tech basketball star Josh Okogie is entering his second year in the NBA and if Wednesday night's opening action was any indication, Okogie is in for a big season. The Snellville, Georgia native was an integral part to the Minnesota Timberwolves's 127-127 win over the Brooklyn Nets.On Wednesday night, Okogie's biggest challenge was going to be, being responsible for guarding Brooklyn's star point guard Kyrie Irving when on the court. Now, Irving was spectacular on Wednesday night with 50-points but when Okogie was on the court, he was a lot quieter.
In 14 minutes of play in the game, Okogie had a +22 plus/minus while on the court.
Michael Devoe (Toe) is questionable Tuesday vs NC State