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Technical Tidbits 1/9: Tech Falls To Duke 73-64

Yellow Jackets showed a lot of grit against Blue Devils in a game that was closer than the final score suggests,

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Regardless of its outcome, it was a good game between Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team and the Duke Blue Devils last night. The final score of 73-64 doesn’t reflect how well the Yellow Jackets played. They even led the Blue Devils with under 10 minutes remaining in the game. In the end, it was the scoring drought that the article mentions that cost the Yellow Jackets the game, but it was encouraging to see what this team is capable of. With the loss they are now 7-8 overall and 2-3 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets will be on the road as they take on Boston College this Saturday. This is a much better team than their record shows. Hopefully, they can get the win and get back to .500 on the season.

Recruiting is an ongoing process in college sports, and having prospects visit for games is a normal occurrence. There were several high-profile prospects expected for last night’s men’s basketball game against Duke, as the article mentions. Hopefully the strong showing last night by the Yellow Jackets left a positive impression on those who were in attendance.

With the anticipation for last night’s game against Duke, I overlooked this article in the previous Tidbits; however, it is definitely worth reading. It features Tech’s women’s basketball player Jasmine Carson. Carson who is from Memphis, Tennessee is fondly known as “Jazz” by her coaches and teammates. She has an interesting story and seems to have a positive attitude that I’d imagine is good for the team. The women’s basketball team is having a good year so far and hopefully Jazz and her teammates have continued success as the season progresses.

Georgia Tech has lost another of its legends. As the article mentions, James Ellis “Jimmy” Thompson passed away last month at the age of 85. He has one of the best nicknames I’ve heard among players from the Flats: “The Darling of the West Stands.” Condolences to his family for their loss.