The Jackets started strong Saturday afternoon and never looked back. Tech jumped out to a 30 point lead at halftime due to a combination of their best offensive performance in a half this season combined with their best defensive performance in a half this season. A 48-18 halftime score had turned into an 87-60 score when the clock hit all zeros and the Jackets moved to 11-8 on the season and 7-6 in ACC play. The 27 point win was the largest margin of victory in an ACC road win in school history.
Michael Devoe had arguably his best game of the season, scoring 29 points on 11-16 shooting, including a career high 7 three pointers. The performance is Devoe’s third strong game in a row after a 1-10, 2 point output against Virginia back on February 10.
Devoe wasn’t the only Yellow Jacket who played well though. Jose Alvarado scored 16 points on 6-8 shooting and Moses Wright added 14 points on 7-9 shooting. Wright’s 14 points were enough to join the 1000 point club so congratulations to him. Rodney Howard also had his best game of the season, adding 8 points on 4-7 shooting off the bench. As a team, Tech shot 57.1% from the field, their third highest output of the season.
The offensive end of the court wasn’t the only side where the Jackets excelled this afternoon. Tech held Miami to just 39.2% shooting from the field and 29.4% on threes. Miami’s 20 field goals was the lowest amount a team has scored against the Jackets this season.
Next up for Tech is a massive road game against Virginia Tech. The game is scheduled to tipoff from Blacksburg at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday.