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Technical Tidbits 01/01: Tech Stumbles In NYE Loss To Seminoles

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Tech closes out the year with a loss to FSU.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

As the article points out, the Yellow Jackets were hanging with the 18th ranked Seminoles until around the 30 minute mark. Interestingly enough, that’s about the same time when I last checked on the score. At that point, it seemed that Tech would have a chance to actually pull off an upset. Needless to say, it was disappointing to learn the final score and know that Tech finally ended up losing by a score of 70-58. I was expecting it to be closer than that. The article mentions how turnovers and poor decision making ultimately cost Tech any chance at winning. Basically FSU just ran away with the game with a 22-13 run.

The Yellow Jackets next game will be a road trip to Chapel Hill, North Carolina as they take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on January 4th. Then on Wednesday the 8th of January, Tech will host the second ranked Duke Blue Devils. Hopefully the team learns from its mistakes and head coach Josh Pastner can get them on track as their ACC schedule will only continue to get tougher.

If you’re interested at all in the statistics from the game and are inclined to do a post-mortem, here’s a link to those. Interestingly to me, it seems neither the Yellow Jackets nor the Seminoles shot well -- both teams shooting in the mid to low 40 percent range. Ultimately, the 20-12 turnover ratio played a big part in costing the Yellow Jackets the game.

Generally I tend to not include articles from FTRS in the Tidbits that often, figuring our readers find their way to them themselves through the FTRS site. Needless to say with the Holidays ongoing, it has been a slow GT news cycle. So, I’m resorting to a little self-cannibalism and including one of our own articles for today’s Tidbits. The article provides some insights into the Yellow Jackets women’s basketball team.

Before wrapping up today’s Tidbits, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. May your 2020 be a healthy and prosperous one. And with the New Year in mind, what’s the one resolution you plan to keep and which will most likely be the first that gets broken?