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Jackets Fall at Home Versus Louisville, 79-51

Tech plays arguably its worst game of the season and gets routed by the Cardinals

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In front of a sold-out crowd at McCamish Pavilion on a foggy Saturday in Atlanta, the Yellow Jackets found mental mistakes to be their own undoing, as Louisville rolled to a 79-51 victory. After scoring the first points of the contest and experiencing some shenanigans with the game clock, Tech remained in single digits scoring until around five minutes left in the first half and failed to get anything going on either side of the ball.

James Banks registered his fifth double-double of the season on Saturday against Louisville.
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James Banks led the Yellow Jackets in scoring on his way to his fifth double-double of the season, posting 24 points along with 11 rebounds. Michael Devoe added 8 points to the Jackets’ total. Tech sorely missed the offensive production of Jose Alvarado, Abdoulaye Gueye, and Brandon Alston on Saturday, with the former two out with injuries and the latter out for a second straight game for personal reasons.

Louisville’s Jordan Nwora led all players in scoring with 25 points and eight rebounds, and Steven Enoch added 15 more, going 6-9 from the field. Overall, the Cardinals shot 47% from the field and 29.2% from three-point range, as well as dominated the boards with 43 rebounds. In comparison, the Jackets shot 38% from the field and 10% from three, but only made 50% of its free throws.

Next up:

Georgia Tech (10-8, 2-3 ACC): versus Notre Dame - Tuesday, 1/22 7pm

Louisville (13-5, 4-1 ACC): versus #17 NC State - Thursday, 1/24 8pm