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FINAL SCORE: Wake Forest Upends Georgia Tech, 76-69

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Marcus Georges-Hunt scores 16 in a losing effort as Wake Forest wins at home for their first ACC victory of the year

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Demarco Cox and Charles Mitchell combined for 12-16 shooting and 26 points, but could not overcome mistakes and wasted opportunities that seemed to have plagued the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-6, 0-3). Georgia Tech turned the ball over 12 times, even though their counterparts gave the ball away 17 times.

Devin Thomas,  led all players with 17 points and 14 rebounds as Wake Forest (9-8, 1-3) out-rebounded Tech 41-29, which is unusual for the rebound happy Jackets.

Chris Bolden and Robert Sampson continue to under perform, going a combined 3-15 from the floor and 1-5 from three point land. Shooting was better from the Syracuse game earlier in the week, but free throws continue to  be a burden as Tech only went 8-17 (47.1%) from the charity stripe.

Georgia Tech fought foul trouble all day as Cox, MGH, and Mitchell all finished the game with 4 fouls. Also of note:  Mitchell received a flagrant I foul after hacking Wake Forest forward Konstantinos Mitoglou towards the end of the second half, which turned chippy as the Jackets began the foul parade to tighten the game at the end.

Some good news may be in order as Quinton Stephens looked to be getting his shot back, scoring 13 and going 3-4 from behind the arc and finishing 5-7 for the day.

At the halfway point in the season, Georgia Tech is now firmly at the bottom of the ACC and still have yet to win a conference game, which is concerning to say the least. The schedule does not look to get any easier as Georgia Tech hosts #13 Notre Dame on Wednesday, 14 Jan, the same team the Jackets lost to in double overtime a week ago.

What are your thoughts? Are we where you thought we would be at the halfway point?