Georgia Tech Basketball: Yellow Jackets coach Brian Gregory wants more scoring

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Georgia Tech didn't have much success scoring last season - the Yellow Jackets only averaged 60.2 points per game - and head coach Brian Gregory is trying to assure that they find the basket more often this year.

In 2011, the Georgia Tech basketball team's offense inspired a lot of colorful adjectives.

Unfortunately, not many of those adjectives were positive.

The Yellow Jackets finished the year 313th in scoring (out of 338 teams), averaging just 60.2 points per game and shooting just 42.7 percent from the floor.

"Let’s just admit there were times we just struggled making shots," Gregory told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier this week.

Despite the lack of success from the floor - or, for that matter, from anywhere - from the Yellow Jackets last season, Gregory expects his team to have much more shooting success this season.

The backcourt looks to be much improved, as Brandon Reed continues to get settled in his second year after transferring from Arkansas State, Jason Morris is fully healthy after sustaining injuries to his feet last year, and, according to Gregory, Mfon Udofia has been a highlight machine in practice so far.

Additionally, Gregory said that the backcourt's growth will open up some scoring opportunities down low for Daniel Miller, Kammeon Holsey, Marcus Georges-Hunt and Robert Carter.

"If you’re ready to shoot and the pass is on time and on target and you move the ball and break down the defense, you’re going to make more shots, whether you’re shooting out in the parking lot or you’re shooting in McCamish Pavilion," Gregory said.

The Yellow Jackets open up the regular season on November 9th against Tulane.

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