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Basketball: Georgia Tech Crushed By TCU In NIT Final

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Nothing went right for the Yellow Jackets today

NCAA Basketball: NIT Championship-Georgia Tech vs Texas Christian Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Welp. That did not go well. Things went very, very wrong right from the very beginning. Georgia Tech could not stop turning the ball over and TCU kept getting good shots and making them. The Horned Frogs leapt out to a monster early lead, up to 16 points very early in the game. The Jackets spent the rest of the first half and the early part of the second half attempting to chip away at the lead, but every single time they made a big play, TCU came right back and returned the favor. Then things got out of hand. Tech could not even get good shots for the rest of the game and TCU was hitting everything. They kept turning the ball over and losing men on defense. It was a disaster. TCU ended up winning 88-56.

Pretty much the lone bright spot for the Yellow Jackets team was Tadric Jackson. He had 19 points on 8-14 shooting and kept the game from getting out of hand even earlier than it did.

TCU’s starters dominated this game offensively led by Kenrich Williams and the big man Vladimir Brodziansky. The combined for 43 points on 16-29 shooting and Williams dominated the game on the other end of the floor too. TCU shot over 50% against a team who is used to facing teams shooting under 40%. It was a rough day all around for the Jackets.

This was a tough ending for everybody and it must hurt for the seniors to go out like that. All in all though, this was a very successful season in large part thanks to those seniors, especially Quinton Stephens and Josh Heath. This was truly a season to be proud of for this team!

Between the mercury incident downtown, the “active shooter” in Tech Square, and the I-85 bridge collapsing, I hope everybody is safe and sound.