Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE
Head coach Brian Gregory says the team still has a way to go, evidenced in their need for a second-half comeback against the Presbyterian Blue Hose.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets had a sellout crowd and all manner of celebration for their season-opener, but Game 2 of the season was a more low-key affair, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The crowd was down about 3,500 people to 5,733, and the Yellow Jackets' play took a similar drop. They were trailing at halftime, 25-24. From head coach Brian Gregory:
"For us to be who we want to be eventually, that stuff can't matter. You put on that [Tech] jersey there are certain things that you do, and it doesn't matter where you're playing, who you're playing, if the place is bonkers like it was on Friday or not so much like today. ... It's Georgia Tech basketball. You've got to play a certain way. And we're not there yet."
Despite not being there yet, the Yellow Jackets were able to put in a second-half effort that gave them the game. They came out of the locker room and into an 18-0 run that was key in their eventual 52-38 victory. The Yellow Jackets shot just 33.5 percent on the night, but managed to stay ahead of Presbyterian on fouls and rebounds to take the game.
Tech is now 2-0 and next plays Rice, before heading on the road to face the Illinois Fighting Ilini and returning home against the Georgia Bulldogs.