Perhaps the biggest story of the weekend was the Tech Basketball team’s domination of Miami. The game was never in doubt, with the Jackets taking a 30-point lead into halftime. The first half was one of the best 20-minute performances I’ve ever seen a Josh Pastner-coached team have. Michael Devoe had an incredible game, scoring 29 points, with Moses Wright gaining his 1,000th point against Miami. Tech played extremely well-disciplined basketball, making the right passes and defending the right spots. The blowout is a nice confidence booster going into a huge matchup against no. 18 Virginia Tech tomorrow (7 p.m. ET, RSN). A win against VPISU would go a long way in helping Tech off of the NCAA Tournament bubble.
It seems like the Tech Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams can never win together. One weekend the women will win their game, the next the men will take their contest. If you couldn’t tell already, this weekend it was the men’s turn to add to their win column. Nell Fortner & co. had an ugly game against Boston College, shooting 31.4% and scoring just two points in the fourth quarter. It’s good to get bad performances like this one out now, before the games really count in the ACC and the NCAA Tournaments. On the bright side, Tech’s win against Florida State Thursday is looking better after the ‘Noles defeat of no. 3 Louisville yesterday.
It was opening weekend for the Beesball team, and they had some mixed performances. Playing against Eastern Kentucky, the Jackets took the first and last contests, but lost the one in the middle. Both Friday and Sunday Tech won by six, with Sunday especially good to the Yellow Jacket pitchers. They allowed just two hits and one unearned run to the Colonels. On Saturday, each team had 11 hits but EKU’s 11 walks helped push them forward for the victory. While still early, this series should have been swept by the Jackets. They will look to make up for the loss with a win on Wednesday against Mercer (1 p.m. ET, ACCN). The weekend will bring Tech to Raleigh, NC to face N.C. State. Good luck, Jackets!
To close out my small share of the Tech sports news from the weekend (check out Jake Grant’s Yellow Jacket Roundup for the rest), I’ll spotlight the golf team. After some early season struggles, the Jackets are back in the winner’s circle. They beat the second place finisher, UNC-Charlotte, by seven strokes to capture the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate. Two Jackets finished in the top ten, Noah Norton had a second-place finish, while Christo Lamprecht placed T6. Tech is off for the next few weeks until they play in the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, GA (3/12-3/14).
It’s not often you see a triple play, what a great one by the Georgia Tech Softball team over the weekend!
Question of the Day: What did you think of the basketball team’s performance on Saturday?