However, four games into the conference slate, the Yellow Jackets have yet to rack up a league win and now frustrations may begin to set in.
A tough opening stretch within the ACC hasn’t helped Georgia Tech much and now a trip to North Carolina is on the docket for next Wednesday. The good news is that the Yellow Jackets have the weekend off to rest and re-group after a 16-point loss at Duke the other night. However, if Georgia Tech is going to avoid an 0-5 start within the conference they would need to make a major statement on the road at Chapel Hill.
Things are heading south quickly for the Yellow Jackets, and it’s tough to look ahead and see just when Georgia Tech can do to stop the bleeding. Both of their losses in non-conference play were nothing to be ashamed of, so expectations had been improving at the beginning of January. Their rugged and disappointing stretch over the past few weeks however, are a cause for concern.
Nobody said that head coach Brian Gregory wasn’t going to take a few hits in his first few seasons at Georgia Tech, but I doubt anyone in that locker room saw this start to ACC play coming.
Marcus Georges-Hunt, who is averaging 10.7 points per game, is the only member of the Yellow Jackets’ squad to boast a double-figure scoring average. The offensive production for Georgia Tech has become their consistent problem, mustering only 65.0 points per game thus far. That statistic is good enough for 241st in the nation entering Saturday.
Georgia Tech and UNC will tip-off at 9:00pm (EST) on Wednesday night.
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