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UNC Wilmington vs. Georgia Tech: Rebounding key for Yellow Jackets

The Yellow Jackets need to be better at crashing the boards in order to be successful as the calendar turns to 2013.

Streeter Lecka

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets want to be a better rebounding team as this season moves forward.

Despite being in the middle of the pack nationally at the moment, head coach Brian Gregory knows for the Yellow Jackets to compete with the heavyweights of the ACC, his team will need to do a better job of cleaning the glass, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

"If we don’t get better, it’s going to come back to haunt us. There’s no question about that."

Georgia Tech (5-2), has been outrebounded in both of its previous games, but has found a way to win. In some ways that can be looked upon as a positive, considering the team only twice all of 2011-12 when they didn't have the upper-hand in that category.

While it's true that the Yellow Jackets are hindered by not being the longest team in the world, Gregory feels it comes down to desire and technique more than anything else:

"We just need to have a greater sense of urgency when it comes to the fact that, if I’m not hitting somebody and someone’s next to me that can be hit, we need to hit him."

Georgia Tech will have another chance on Saturday to hone its abilities, when UNC-Wilmington comes to town.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.