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FutureStarrSyracuse vs georgia tech
Syracuse lost the game 55 - 45 to a georgia tech. The game was close enough until Syracuse's leading scorer came to the sidelines asking to fill up the water bottles with his saliva.
First Meeting: The second round of the 1985 NCAA tournament featured the first ever matchup between Syracuse and Georgia Tech. Future NBA All-Star Mark Price led the Yellow Jackets and all scorers with 18 points. Rafael Addison scored 17 points to lead the Orange, with Pearl Washington having an off game, scoring just seven points.Pastner would be hired as Georgia Tech’s head coach following the 2015-16 season. He won 21 games in his first season with the Yellow Jackets and finished as the runner-up in the NIT to TCU. However, Georgia Tech wouldn’t replicate the success of Pastner’s first season, finishing below 20 wins in every year since. Last Year: After a two-year slump, Georgia Tech rebounded for the 2019-20 season as the Yellow Jackets achieved their second winning season under Pastner. The Yellow Jackets picked up one ranked win against No. 5 Louisville in Atlanta and finished the season on a four-game winning streak. Georgia Tech would finish with the fifth-best conference record in the ACC, but the Yellow Jackets were banned from postseason play by the NCAA due to recruiting violations from former assistants.
Last Game: After a slow first half, Georgia Tech turned it up at Virginia Tech on February 23 and scored 45 points in the second half to defeat the Hokies 69-53. This marked the first time that the Yellow Jackets have won back-to-back road games since 2011. Fun Fact: Georgia Tech held Virginia Tech to only 19 made field goals, the lowest an opponent has converted against the Yellow Jackets this season. (Sourcewww.nunesmagician.com)
“Fear Me, I’ve Killed Hundreds of Timelords”: Moses Wright almost single-handedly beat Syracuse the last time these two teams met. He scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Georgia Tech loss. Wright is the fifth-leading scorer in the ACC with 16.8 points per game and the seventh-leading rebounder in the ACC with 7.7 per game. If that’s not enough, Wright is averaging over a steal and block per game, ranking him in the top five in the ACC for both categories. Syracuse once again got off a to a rough start and Georgia Tech scored on the first two plays of the game. Jim Boeheim came out of the coaching box to argue with one referee on two no-calls and received a technical just 44 seconds into the game.
Boeheim’s technicals are always hilarious and there were two more in the first half including a call on a technical foul where Boeheim body Out of the timeout, Richmond made his defender fall and he had a nice pass to Edwards for a dunk, but the Orange couldn’t capitalize on that momentum. Dolezaj fouled out with over five minutes to play. Georgia Tech went up double-digits and Syracuse went to the press late. (Source:www.nunesmagician.com)