Thursday, February 8, 2007

Pack falls to Tech

Courtesy: Tim Peeler

Georgia Tech Defense Wrecks NC State, 74-65


When it fell behind 17-2 over the first six minutes on Tuesday night, Georgia Tech looked helpless trying to stop NC State’s well-conceived offensive sets. But over the last 14 minutes of the game, it was the Wolfpack that looked helpless to even get a shot.

Overcoming its early defensive problems, the Yellow Jackets (15-8, 4-6) outscored the Pack 29-9 over the last 14:17 to wipe out a double-digit deficit and post a 74-65 victory in front of 9,191 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Among other things, the wild ACC contest featured a 75-foot 3-point basket by Georgia Tech freshman Javaris Crittenton right before halftime and the first technical foul called on NC State head coach Sidney Lowe."

Jackets Roar Past Pack, 74-65

By Austin Johnson
Pack Pride
Posted Feb 6, 2007

Georgia Tech used a 17-0 run midway through the second half to turn an 11-point deficit into a seven-point advantage as the Jackets pulled away to defeat the Wolfpack 74-65.

The collapse came suddenly and swiftly for NC State.

The Wolfpack controlled the first 30 minutes of play and held an 11-point lead with 11 minutes left in the game. Then it all fell apart.

Suddenly the Pack, coming off an emotionally and physically draining upset of rival North Carolina on Saturday, looked exhausted. Turnovers piled up and the defensive intensity slacked, allowing Georgia Tech to go on an 18-0 run and take control of the game.

Now trailing by seven, the Pack never managed to piece together a comeback, falling to the Yellow Jackets 74-65 on Tuesday night at Alexander Memorial Colesium.

Crittenton led all scorers with 21 points and seven assist. Four Wolfpack players scored in double figures - Gavin Grant and Brandon Costner each had 17, Ben McCauley added 16 and Courtney Fells scored 13 in the losing effort.

The depth of Georgia Tech took its toll on the Pack down the stretch. State's bench scored no points in 18 minutes, while the Yellow Jackets got 28 bench points and 84 minutes from its bench.

Johnson: Are the NCAAs a Pipe Dream?

By Austin Johnson
Pack Pride
Posted Feb 5, 2007

Following the emotional high of Saturday's upset over North Carolina, everyone is feeling good about Sidney Lowe and NC State. The Wolfpack, picked to finish last in the league, have outperformed all expectations and sit in a tie for eighth place in the league with a much more favorable stretch of games to conclude conference play