It’s been a good 60 days in Kennesaw St. Owls athletics. First Vince Dooley announces the beginnings of a football program, and now the Owls have beaten the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in basketball. A baby-cheeked D1 program that went 13-20 last year just crushed the same Jackets that advanced to the ACC Championship Game and won an NCAA Tournament game. Well, mostly the same Jackets. The same coach, at least — and that’s likely the sticking point for Tech fans.
Owls G Spencer Dixon exploded for 27 points, six assists, and four steals in front of what was likely State’s largest hoops crowd ever. For reference, Dixon averaged 8.6 points per game last year against Atlantic Sun competition. Owls LaDaris Green and Aaron Anderson both hit double digits in rebounds.
Georgia Tech shot all of 35 percent from the field, while Kennesaw drilled 46.7 percent of its shots and 43.5 percent of its 23 three-pointers.
Kennesaw State won the Division II national title in 2004, so this is only the second-biggest win in program history, but it’s certainly the most surprising. Gonna go hoot at some strangers while talking up our business and nursing programs.