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Technical Tidbits 12/21

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In which Iman Shumpert gets the biggest "assist" of his life.

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Georgia Tech basketball suffered loss number three of the season in gut-wrenching fashion over the weekend, falling by a final score of 75-61 to rival Georgia in Athens. The game -- which could have easily been a turning point in the season -- is now more likely to be a turning point in terms of Brian Gregory's job security instead; the fifth-year head coach has not had much to hang his hat on outside of a previously perfect 4-0 record against Georgia. The team now stands at 7-3 for the year with a trio of winnable out of conference games remaining before the beginning of ACC play against UNC in a few weeks. If Tech can win out versus those three opponents -- Southern Louisiana, Colgate, and Duquesne -- then the team would be just two victories away from matching last season's win total before conference play even begins.

Former Yellow Jacket and current Cleveland Cavalier Iman Shumpert made news last week when he was forced to deliver his fiancee's baby in their home bathtub. Shumpert's heroics -- which included a frantic 911 call (that can be heard by following the link) and tying the umbilical cord with a pair of red headphones -- are admirable to say the least. He certainly earned the right to name his new daughter Iman Shumpert, Jr. and took full advantage of the unique opportunity. Congratulations to Iman and his fiancee, R&B singer Teyana Taylor on a job well done.

IMG named Georgia Tech's now-infamous Miracle on Techwood Drive the best play of the year, creating the following neat "audiogram" to go along with Brandon Gaudin's call of the game. The only play which even rivaled Tech's version of the Kick Six was Michigan State's punt block-ish fumble-ish touchdown to win against Michigan, at least in my opinion. I'll also take this opportunity to shame Colin Cowherd, who called Brandon Gaudin's call of the game just the sixth-best in the nation this year. Maybe Phyllis from Mulga was onto something when she called you CowTurd on television.

Georgia Southern turned to the state of Colorado to find their next head coach, tabbing Colorado State defensive coordinator Tyson Summers as Willie Fritz's successor in Statesboro. Summers, an assistant under former Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo at CSU, appears committed to continuing the tradition of running the triple option at Southern, at least to some extend. That might be the wise move since we don't know how Paul Johnson would react to another VanGorder-esque abandoning of triple option principles. Play it safe, Tyson.

How does the Georgia loss change your perspective of the 2015 basketball season?