The good news: the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets stepped up their shooting. They hit 44.1 percent of their shots despite a very off night by forward Brian Oliver. The bad news: the Northwestern Wildcats shot the roof off the place, drilling 64.6 of their shots and 63.2 percent of their threes. Not a typo — watched the game and can confirm. At one point in the first half they hit seven threes in a row.
Northwestern’s Princeton offense is designed to produce efficient scoring opportunities, but there’s really not much a D can do when the outside guys are feeling it like this. Tech won the free throw line battle, grabbed ten offensive boards, and virtually matched all of Northwestern’s stats otherwise.
Six Wildcats finished in double figures, led by John Shurna’s 21. Glen Rice, Jr. shot a Northwesternly 70 percent, leading the Jackets with 16. Tech gets a weekend off before facing the Georgia Bulldogs next Tuesday.