This is a discussion on Miami within the Georgia Tech Basketball forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; Looks like a good game this afternoon. Very close statistically given Miami better SOS and performance but GT is at ...
Looks like a good game this afternoon.
Very close statistically given Miami better SOS and performance but GT is at home. Miami a 55% favorite and likely to win on average of 1.5. Let's hope we get fouls on Miami and get hot at the line. 2012-2013 NCAA BB Games: Hurricanes Yellow Jackets
From ESPN, in current ranking of ACC teams:
"6. Miami. How will the Hurricanes fare without starting big man Reggie Johnson, who will miss much of the ACC season because of a broken thumb? Thatís the biggest question for UM, which is now 2-2 (including a win over La Salle on Wednesday night) since Johnson was sidelined.
7. Georgia Tech. Make that six wins in a row for the Yellow Jackets, who got a double-double from freshman forward Robert Carter against Chattanooga. At 10-2, Tech is only one victory short of last yearís win total."
From a Miami poster
"Georgia Tech fans are sleeping on Julian Gamble, who is solid yet unspectacular on the offensive end, but is a substantially better defender than Reggie Johnson. We all know of the abilities of Durand Scott, but Shane Larkin is capable of making a ton of plays on both ends of the floor. The key for Georgia Tech will be to get Julian Gamble in foul trouble early because the depth at center for Miami is very poor. If Miami puts together a complete game they can win pretty comfortably, but that's unlikely since they've not been able to put together a complete game against a quality opponent. Vegas has the Canes as a small favorite, my gut feeling says Georgia Tech pulls out a close one due to Miami's injuries(Scott is a bit gimpy, Johnson, Garrius Adams). I hope I'm wrong and I often am, but going on the road in the ACC is a tall task; especially when you're not at full strength. Here's to a good game, GO CANES!!!"
Today we find out where the program is.
"We're not here to have a Norman Vincent Peale "Power of Positive Thinking" get together or a Georgia Tech Football Revival Meeting."
Just in case Jim gets a wild hair and shuts us down abruptly, in the words of the cook on the Edmund Fitzgerald, "Fellas it's bin good t'know ya!"
We'll find out a lot about this team in 2nd half. Do they man up or fold the tent?
Carter and Miller in foul trouble really hurt.
I don't know if Miami has a good D, or we just don't have a good O, but we can't seem to get into a rhythm on offense.
We can't shoot. Can't remember the last time GT had a shooter. Maybe Morrow, but I don't remember Blewitt getting him a shot very often.
Our shooting isn't that good to start with and Miami has a good D that is making us look awful.
Looks like the picks for us finishing 9th in the ACC are pretty accurate today. Miami should be about 5th. We haven't seen the good ones in the ACC yet.
Hopefully the shooting gets better and we win a few ACC games. At least I can do something else and watch the end on DVR sped up. I don't like how slow the end of a BB game gets.
Agree with you Liberty. With a shooter, a slasher to break down the D, and better FT% we would be very good.
We found out about this team today... Less than 7700 for an ACC opener in a new arena (according to the ajc) and a thorough pasting with offense that looked like Paul Hewitt on his worst day.
Has anybody figured out yet why good shooters come to Georgia Tech and can't shoot anymore?