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Final: Georges-Hunt Injured, Yellow Jackets Crushed by UNC, 81-49


Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

It doesn't get much worse than that.

Early on in the first half, Marcus Georges-Hunt went down with what looked like a pretty serious foot injury and didn't return. Early reports fear that it's a broken foot for MGH, which would certainly end his season.

After that, there was very little to talk about from the Georgia Tech side of things. North Carolina dominated the Yellow Jackets in every way possible on the way to an 81-49 blowout in the regular season finale.

It was an absolute disaster for Tech. Charles Mitchell and Demarco Cox once again led the way down low as they did everything humanly possible to keep the game respectable. They combined for 30 of Tech's 49 points and 16 rebounds. Outside of the two big men, there was zero production from the rest of the team. The Jackets shot 32 percent from the field, 1-16 from outside and 10-19 from the line. They turned it over 18 times while creating just eight assists. It was all-around bad from every aspect possible.

That's all I really need to say about the game tonight, but I am going to dive into my overall reaction from the regular season a bit. For many things that would've come right out of my mouth, check out Joey's article from a few days ago. In my opinion, Brian Gregory should not have a job at Georgia Tech after this season barring a miracle ACC Tournament run. After a respectable non-conference record, Gregory's team has failed in conference play time after time despite being in position to get quality victories. The program has showed no signs of improvement or momentum for the future, and there is absolutely no reason that can be justified for Gregory to get another opportunity next season. The recruits aren't coming, the wins aren't coming, and the program needs a quick turnaround.

The loss tonight puts Tech's conference record at 3-15 for this season, which is the worst since 08-09 when they went 2-14. This occurred during a year that the bottom half of the conference was considered fairly weak. To add to that, NC State, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Florida State are all having down years when compared to typical program standards. The opportunity to at least have a respectable season was there, and Brian Gregory's team completely failed to capitalize on it.

As it stands, the Yellow Jackets will take on Boston College in the opening round of the ACC Tournament on Tuesday.