Know Thy Opponent: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

  • 11/27/2007 12:30 am in

gatech.jpgThe Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will make their first trip to Assembly Hall tonight to take on the No. 15 Hoosiers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Tech is 3-2 on the season and is coming off a third place finish in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. Tech’s losses came at home to UNC Greensboro and to Winthrop in the Paradise Jam.

The meeting will be the second all-time between the schools. Indiana beat Georgia Tech 87-65 on December 29, 1969 in the Bruin Classic at UCLA. Georgia Tech is 4-4 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and IU is 2-4.

Georgia Tech is expected to be a middle of the pack team in the ACC this season, evident by the media’s selection of the Yellow Jackets to finish seventh in the conference in a preseason poll.

They finished 20-12 a season ago and lost their two best players, Thaddeus Young (Philadelphia 76ers, 12th pick) and Javaris Crittenton (Los Angeles Lakers, 19th pick), to the NBA.

6-5 guard Anthony Morrow is the go-to-guy for Paul Hewitt’s team. The senior guard from Charlotte, NC is averaging 19.0 ppg and has hit a three-pointer in fourteen straight games dating back to last season.

Alade Aminu anchors the frontcourt for the Yellow Jackets. The 6-10 junior from Stone Mountain, GA is averaging 14.0 ppg and 6.8 rpg. Tech has two other players averaging in double figures: forward Jeremis Smith (12.2) and guard Lewis Clinch (11.0).

Two players will return from injury for Hewitt’s club: 6-8 sophomore Zack Peacock will see his first action of the season after missing the first five games with a stress reaction in his right foot and 6-1 freshman Moe Miller will also return. Miller started the first two games at point guard, but missed the Paradise Jam after bruising a bone in his lower back.

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  • kelin

    I think KS put it best in the paper today, in losses like the one to Xavier, it is no time to overreact just learn from it…..We have a young team….there very well may be another game like xavier down the line.

    Am I the only one a little bitter about NOT playing Duke? I know GT would have been a top 10 team or so if there two guys didn’t leave school to pursue millions of dollars(idiots)…but IU v Duke were solid games….and we owe them an ass whuppin’

  • kelin

    I think KS put it best in the paper today, in losses like the one to Xavier, it is no time to overreact just learn from it…..We have a young team….there very well may be another game like xavier down the line.

    Am I the only one a little bitter about NOT playing Duke? I know GT would have been a top 10 team or so if there two guys didn’t leave school to pursue millions of dollars(idiots)…but IU v Duke were solid games….and we owe them an ass whuppin’

  • kelin

    I think KS put it best in the paper today, in losses like the one to Xavier, it is no time to overreact just learn from it…..We have a young team….there very well may be another game like xavier down the line.

    Am I the only one a little bitter about NOT playing Duke? I know GT would have been a top 10 team or so if there two guys didn’t leave school to pursue millions of dollars(idiots)…but IU v Duke were solid games….and we owe them an ass whuppin’

  • kelin

    Big A Mitch is 6’5….he grew a few inches

  • kelin

    Big A Mitch is 6’5….he grew a few inches

  • kelin

    Big A Mitch is 6’5….he grew a few inches

  • Tom

    Isn’t 2 losses in a row to Duke enough? IU cannot beat Duke plus the zebras and neither will Wisconsin. I expect Ryan to get a technical by half time. I don’t need to watch the game to predict the outcome–Duke plus zebras=victory over Wisconsin. Ask Marquette and Illinois. Duke will get 10 no calls and Wisconsin will be called for breathing on Duke. The zebras will make it up to Wisconsin during Big 10 home games where Wisconsin receives their fair share of home cooking.

  • Tom

    Isn’t 2 losses in a row to Duke enough? IU cannot beat Duke plus the zebras and neither will Wisconsin. I expect Ryan to get a technical by half time. I don’t need to watch the game to predict the outcome–Duke plus zebras=victory over Wisconsin. Ask Marquette and Illinois. Duke will get 10 no calls and Wisconsin will be called for breathing on Duke. The zebras will make it up to Wisconsin during Big 10 home games where Wisconsin receives their fair share of home cooking.

  • Tom

    Isn’t 2 losses in a row to Duke enough? IU cannot beat Duke plus the zebras and neither will Wisconsin. I expect Ryan to get a technical by half time. I don’t need to watch the game to predict the outcome–Duke plus zebras=victory over Wisconsin. Ask Marquette and Illinois. Duke will get 10 no calls and Wisconsin will be called for breathing on Duke. The zebras will make it up to Wisconsin during Big 10 home games where Wisconsin receives their fair share of home cooking.

  • indianalee

    I watched the GT/Notre Dame game online, and the Irish led virtually the whole game. The Jackets made a late run with a couple of minutes left, and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. I expect that “The Hall” will be the difference-maker, with IU pulling out a 10 point victory.

  • indianalee

    I watched the GT/Notre Dame game online, and the Irish led virtually the whole game. The Jackets made a late run with a couple of minutes left, and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. I expect that “The Hall” will be the difference-maker, with IU pulling out a 10 point victory.

  • indianalee

    I watched the GT/Notre Dame game online, and the Irish led virtually the whole game. The Jackets made a late run with a couple of minutes left, and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. I expect that “The Hall” will be the difference-maker, with IU pulling out a 10 point victory.

  • Luke

    GT will play very phisical and be another tough test team for out young Hoosier team. I just can’t wait for this game to get here so I can get that bad taste out of my mouth from the last game. Our boys will look like a totally different team tonight and should come out with a ten plus point victory.

  • Luke

    GT will play very phisical and be another tough test team for out young Hoosier team. I just can’t wait for this game to get here so I can get that bad taste out of my mouth from the last game. Our boys will look like a totally different team tonight and should come out with a ten plus point victory.

  • Luke

    GT will play very phisical and be another tough test team for out young Hoosier team. I just can’t wait for this game to get here so I can get that bad taste out of my mouth from the last game. Our boys will look like a totally different team tonight and should come out with a ten plus point victory.

  • kelin

    A perfect night would be IU by 10 or more
    *Lance makes 5 3’s
    *DJ leads us in scoring with 30
    *Armon gets 10 assist
    *Eli and DT combine for 18 points 12 rebounds 6 blocks
    *EJ scores at will and finishes with 28

    Wisconsin beats Puke
    Purdue getting beat by 20
    Marvin Harrison practices today

  • kelin

    A perfect night would be IU by 10 or more
    *Lance makes 5 3’s
    *DJ leads us in scoring with 30
    *Armon gets 10 assist
    *Eli and DT combine for 18 points 12 rebounds 6 blocks
    *EJ scores at will and finishes with 28

    Wisconsin beats Puke
    Purdue getting beat by 20
    Marvin Harrison practices today

  • kelin

    A perfect night would be IU by 10 or more
    *Lance makes 5 3’s
    *DJ leads us in scoring with 30
    *Armon gets 10 assist
    *Eli and DT combine for 18 points 12 rebounds 6 blocks
    *EJ scores at will and finishes with 28

    Wisconsin beats Puke
    Purdue getting beat by 20
    Marvin Harrison practices today

  • Werd

    Big A:

    Miller is a bigger kid, Matt Causey is the six-footer. And Yellow Jacket is two words. Don’t sleep on this Tech team. I’m an IU fan but I’m from ATL and I’ve seen them play. They can run on you if it’s there night. They just have trouble finding that rhythm.

  • Werd

    Big A:

    Miller is a bigger kid, Matt Causey is the six-footer. And Yellow Jacket is two words. Don’t sleep on this Tech team. I’m an IU fan but I’m from ATL and I’ve seen them play. They can run on you if it’s there night. They just have trouble finding that rhythm.

  • Werd

    Big A:

    Miller is a bigger kid, Matt Causey is the six-footer. And Yellow Jacket is two words. Don’t sleep on this Tech team. I’m an IU fan but I’m from ATL and I’ve seen them play. They can run on you if it’s there night. They just have trouble finding that rhythm.

  • Werd,

    Fixed the Yellow Jackets. Miller is 6-1 and a freshman guard.

  • Werd,

    Fixed the Yellow Jackets. Miller is 6-1 and a freshman guard.

  • Werd,

    Fixed the Yellow Jackets. Miller is 6-1 and a freshman guard.

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Kelin,
    I like your prediction and all can happen. Though I can’t stand Purdue I still pull for the Big 10 first thru preseason. It just helps the conference over all. You must live further North. Of course IU first but down here we like to pull for WHOEVER is playing KY second then Big 10 then….
    Does anyone know the spread tonight?
    bc

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Kelin,
    I like your prediction and all can happen. Though I can’t stand Purdue I still pull for the Big 10 first thru preseason. It just helps the conference over all. You must live further North. Of course IU first but down here we like to pull for WHOEVER is playing KY second then Big 10 then….
    Does anyone know the spread tonight?
    bc

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Kelin,
    I like your prediction and all can happen. Though I can’t stand Purdue I still pull for the Big 10 first thru preseason. It just helps the conference over all. You must live further North. Of course IU first but down here we like to pull for WHOEVER is playing KY second then Big 10 then….
    Does anyone know the spread tonight?
    bc

  • BC,

    IU is favored by 10.

  • BC,

    IU is favored by 10.

  • BC,

    IU is favored by 10.