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Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Basketball' started by Peacone36, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Fatmike91

    Fatmike91 Helluva Engineer

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    It's Georgia Tech University. And our colors are gold and blue...

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  2. NoQuarterBrigade

    NoQuarterBrigade Georgia Tech Fan

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    Lol! Thanks for making my point. But isn’t gold and white and sometimes blue?
     
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  3. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    As my project manager at work often says, “don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.”
     
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  4. Fatmike91

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    GT University is a running joke (official name is Georgia Institute of Technology).

    School colors are white and gold (our fight song). Blue is a secondary color and its over-use is a recent sore spot since adidas took over.

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    Facts can really gum up a good story.
     
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  6. slugboy

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    I looked at the KenPom numbers this morning (https://kenpom.com/). I know they don't tell you a ton, and it's like watching the stock market, but if you're low that says something and if you're high that says something. We're still around the 90's (93), and ECU is around 264, which would be about a 15 point spread (not including home court, but mentioned earlier). That still says competitive game for me, and we'll have to take ECU and everyone else seriously.

    I'd like to see us move more, cut to the basket more, and guard outside shots better. I'd like to see clean, crisp, fast passes--and that's the part of the game that concerns me most. Careless turnovers will burn us, but if we can keep possession, I see us doing well. We should keep an eye on Fleming and not put any passes too close to him.
     
  7. NoQuarterBrigade

    NoQuarterBrigade Georgia Tech Fan

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    delete *double post
     
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  8. dtm1997

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    I have it on good authority it's "The East Carolina University".
     
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    The Vegas line is 15 this morning.
     
  10. RyanS12

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    I played us -15
     
  11. NoQuarterBrigade

    NoQuarterBrigade Georgia Tech Fan

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    Oh yea... it was all in good fun.
    And I did say he did his homework when he wrote the article.
     
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  12. kg01

    kg01 Get-Bak! Coach Featured Member

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    Only click if you're tryna give @Peacone36 the bidness over his article ....

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    kg got yer bak, peac
     
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    This is essentially it with 2 caveats. First is I want to see the same defensive intensity they played UT with. I know you commented on guarding outside shots better but I think we actually did OK on that. The second is I am not so worried about turnovers for this particular game as much as I am seeing the movement and schemes they need to add into the offense. As they learn to do that the TO numbers may well be higher than you want. In engineering terms it is called a "learning curve" ;)

    Beyond that let's start establishing roles - and I am particularly focused on Devoe - whether he can be a scorer at the ACC level. And it would be nice to see them work on fouling just a bit less. And winning would be nice too.
     
  14. lv20gt

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    To put this in perspective a bit, Lamar is 255 and took ECU to OT @ECU. We should win comfortably.
     
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    what a difference a year makes? last year we had higher hopes that were dashed by now.
    This year we had crappy hopes but added a 4star center we didnt expect for this year, don't have injuries or suspensions. no coach is currently accused of inappropriate behavior, no players are in foreign jails (like ucla). We have no remaining OOC games that are un-winnable.
    Even the mediocre football team is bowl bound which makes the admin ecstatic! Lets face it, it don't get any better than this for GT fans.
    So who's going to join Jose and Alston as our next double digit scorer? yes we know, haven't u seen that cold blank stare on the face of
    Michael Devo , yup gonna be a baller
     
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  16. PirateCakeLady

    PirateCakeLady Georgia Tech Fan

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    Thank you. Yes, I was referring to the incorrect name of my university. We fought long and hard to retain/obtain the name East Carolina University. If the UNC school system had its way every state school in NC would be [email protected], but of course they would be the only one that could be called "Carolina". I hope this is a good hard fought game between these two teams. Great fun getting to share it with my niece in Houston.
     
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    Any potential recruits at tonight's game?
     
  18. NoQuarterBrigade

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    Good game Jackets! These Pirates will lick their wounds, regroup, and get ready to fight another day.
     
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  19. Ramblingon

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    Well played. Also nice to see scorers like Haywood and Devoe start to heat up.
     
  20. glandon1960

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    Thoughts on what I saw tonight:

    - CJP is right - this team can be a very good defensive team. I don't think as good as two years ago, but much better than average.
    - Banks really helps anchor the defense, plus an additional shot blocker when AD is not in (or in foul trouble)
    ----- Ogbonda rebounds and bangs inside, but not a lot else ... Banks will definitely get more minutes - between him and AD I think we're solid at the 5
    - Cole did not dress, boot on foot - not sure if serious or not.
    ----- Wright started, did some good and some bad things (mainly defensive lapses) - did not stand out as really good or really bad
    ----- AD and Banks played some together (and some together with Wright also out there). AD has improved on the perimeter, but I don't expect to see him out there much as it does limit the offense.
    - Played a lot of small ball - but that was best match up as ECU played one big and 4 guards most of the night
    - CGB and Alston were aggressive tonight - driving and taking open shots
    - Few too many careless turnovers, especially in transition - final stats may be deceiving as quite with bench in and game out of hand
    - Offense was standing around first 8-10 minutes (like at Tennessee), but started getting A LOT of movement which created open shots which we knocked down - movement and dribble penetration is what I see as key to the offense since we really don't have players that can create good shots on their own
    - Rebounding may be problem for this team - some of the guards are not blocking out well - gave up way too many offensive rebounds

    Definitely better than what I saw vs. Lamar. Hard pressed to think we don't win next two at home by double digits.
    Hard to judge it vs. Tennessee as ECU does not have the size/players UT does. UT defense knocked us on our heels - and we stood around a lot. I do think we played good D vs. UT and again tonight.
     

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