It was an unfortunate homecoming for Iman Shumpert who came back to his hometown, put up 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and fouled out as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fell to Northwestern by a dismal 20 points, 91 to 71.
The offensive effort seemed to be relatively stronger than most games as the Jackets shot 44% from the field and 68% from the free throw line. Glen Rice Jr continued to put on his all-out effort feisty performance and led the Georgia Tech squad with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. He was the only positive.
Defensively, the effort was not there at all. Northwestern could take just about any shot they wanted and drained it. The story of the game was the Wildcats shooting percentage as they shot a cool 65% from the field. Surprisingly, they remained consistent throughout the game with no significant drop-off from the first to second halves (71% in the first half).
Quote of the night sums it up: "These guys [Northwestern] are getting open looks. There's not a lot of defensive pressure [by Georgia Tech]." -ESPN Announcer\
Northwestern improves to 5-0 on the season and marked the first victory for the BigTen in the ACC/BigTen Challenge. Georgia Tech falls to 4-3.
Jacobsquared sent me a text after the night which sums it up: I wish I could stop caring. Exactly. We wish we could stop caring. We wish we could shut our eyes. But we just can't.
Up Next for Georgia Tech: Georgia. Tuesday December 7. 7pm