Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech: Full Game Preview

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Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech: Full Game Preview
Georgia Tech
(12-9, 0-6 away)
Virginia Tech
(11-11, 9-6 home)
Venue: Cassell Coliseum
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Georgia Tech M Georges-Hunt 10.2 R Carter 6.6 M Udofia 2.9
Virginia Tech E Green 25.2 C Raines 6.5 E Green 4.0

Virginia Tech plays host to Georgia Tech at Cassell Coliseum on Saturday. It starts at 1 p.m. EST and you can catch it on RSN/ESPN3.com. The Hokies defeated the Yellow Jackets 70-65 on Jan. 12 and are 6-1 against them over the past four years.

Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are tied for 10th in the conference. Virginia Tech is struggling, currently on a five-game losing streak.

In their last matchup on Feb. 7, Erick Green put up 29 points for the Hokies in a loss to Maryland, 60-55. He contributes team-best marks with 25.2 points per game, 4 assists per game, and 1.4 steals per game. For the Yellow Jackets, Daniel Miller put up 9 points and 5 rebounds in the 56-54 loss to Florida State on Feb. 5. He is averaging 7.8 points per game and leads the team in blocks with 2.1 per game.

Georgia Tech StatSmack

  • The Virginia Tech scoring leader (Erick Green, 554 points) has more points than the Georgia Tech scoring leader (Marcus Georges-Hunt, 215 points).
  • You get an A for effort, but Virginia Tech has emerged victorious against Georgia Tech the last 4 times they've played.
  • Virginia Tech is better under pressure, and has defeated Georgia Tech in 5 out of the last 5 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Virginia Tech has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Georgia Tech (#32 vs #50).
  • At least you keep showing up. Virginia Tech has an average margin of victory of 7 over Georgia Tech in 11 wins since 1983.
  • Virginia Tech has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Georgia Tech according to Kiplinger (53% vs 31%).
  • Cadarian Raines is ranked 8th in the ACC in blocks.
  • Boom! Virginia Tech defeated Georgia Tech by 5 points the last time they played (Jan 12, 2013).
  • Virginia Tech has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Georgia Tech ($30,017 vs $36,672).
  • Jarell Eddie is ranked 8th in the ACC in three-pointers.
GT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Daniel Miller 28 8 6 2 1 2 1
B- Robert Carter 26 10 7 1 1 1 1
B- M. Georges-Hunt 27 10 5 1 1 0 1
C+ Mfon Udofia 29 9 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Kammeon Holsey 20 9 5 1 0 0 2
C Chris Bolden 22 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Brandon Reed 18 5 3 1 0 0 1
C- Jason Morris 16 5 3 1 1 0 1
D Aaron Peek 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Solomon Poole 9 2 1 1 1 0 2
D Brooks Doyle 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D S. Poole, Jr. 8 2 2 1 0 0 0
D Julian Royal 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Pierre Jordan 8 0 1 1 1 0 1
VT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Erick Green 36 25 4 4 1 0 2
B- Jarell Eddie 32 14 6 1 0 1 2
C Cadarian Raines 25 7 7 1 0 1 1
C Robert Brown 29 9 3 2 1 0 2
C- C.J. Barksdale 21 5 5 1 0 1 1
C- J. van Zegeren 16 4 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Marshall Wood 15 4 4 1 0 0 1
D Marquis Rankin 19 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Christian Beyer 11 2 4 0 0 0 1
D Will Johnston 10 2 0 0 0 0 0
D- Joey Racer 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Greg Donlon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Marcus Patrick 6 0 1 0 0 0 1
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