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.

To learn more about the Georgia Tech program, click here.

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