Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-13, 0-9 ACC) at Louisville Cardinals (2-19, 0-10 ACC)
– Tipoff: Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. EST
– Location: KFC Yum! Middle in Louisville, Ky.
– How To Watch: Regional Sports activities Networks
– How To Hear: 93.9 FM
– Betting Favourite: Georgia Tech: -3.0 (KenPom)
– All-Time Sequence: Louisville leads 25-14
– Final Assembly: Notre Dame gained 84-74 on Mar. 8, 2022 (ACC Event: Barclays Middle – Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Projected Beginning Lineups
G El Ellis (6-3, 180, Sr.)G/F Mike James (6-5, 215, R-Fr.)F Kamari Lands (6-8, 220, Fr.)F Jae’Lyn Withers (6-9, 220, R-Jr.)F Sydney Curry (6-8, 270, Sr.)
G Deivon Smith (6-1, 176, Jr.)G Miles Kelly (6-6, 175, So.)G Dallan ‘Deebo’ Coleman (6-6, 218, So.)F Jalon Moore (6-7, 209, So.)C Rodney Howard (6-11, 256, Sr.)
See how the Cardinals stack up towards the Yellow Jackets, and who the statistical fashions favor: Story of The Tape, Predictions: Louisville vs. Georgia Tech
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On Jan. 19, Louisville added freshman ahead/middle Emmanuel Okorafor to the roster. Okorafor is a 6-foot-9 native of Lagos, Nigeria, and is eligible instantly after arriving from NBA Academy Africa. He made his school debut Saturday at Notre Dame with eight factors, 5 rebounds and one block in 18 reserve minutes.During the last seven video games since turning to 2023, redshirt freshman guard/ahead Mike James is averaging 14.6 factors and 4.1 rebounds whereas capturing 47% from the sector and 50% from the 3-point line. Within the first 14 video games of the yr, James averaged simply 6.9 factors whereas capturing 44% total and 31% from 3-point vary.During the last 12 video games, senior guard El Ellis has averaged 18.6 factors, 5.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals. As of Monday, Ellis was considered one of 21 gamers within the nation with at the least 360 factors and 100 assists this season. After having a optimistic and even assist-to-turnover ratio simply thrice within the first 9 video games of the season, Ellis has been optimistic and even in 10 of the final 12 video games. Ellis’ present 17.3 factors per recreation total is tied for the ninth-most by a Cardinal within the final 30 seasons.After averaging 1.7 factors and three.6 rebounds throughout the primary 9 video games, senior ahead Sydney Curry is averaging 8.3 factors and 6.2 rebounds over the past 12 video games whereas capturing 58% total. His career-high 19 rebounds towards Florida A&M had been essentially the most by a Cardinal since Luke Whitehead grabbed 19 boards towards Marquette on Jan. 31, 2004.Sophomore ahead Brandon Huntley-Hatfield missed the final 4 video games with a foot damage. He leads the crew with 6.0 rebounds per recreation and is averaging 7.5 factors per contest.Final recreation: Louisville fell behind by as a lot as 30 factors in a 76-62 loss at Notre Dame. It matched their longest shedding streak of the fashionable period, which was set earlier this season after dropping their 2021-22 finale and their first 9 video games of the present season. It is their longest shedding streak since dropping 12 straight from Feb. 23, 1940 to Feb. 8, 1941.KEY FIRST HALF RUN: With Louisville main 9-7, Notre Dame went on a 13-0 run, together with three 3- pointers, to construct a 20-9 lead on the 13:17 mark. o JJ Starling scored the ultimate six factors of the half for the Preventing Irish to make it 46-24.KEY SECOND HALF RUN: After the Notre Dame lead reached 30, Louisville later rattled off a 14-0 run to tug again inside 64-50 with 8:20 left. o The Cardinals acquired it to 14 a number of occasions with the ball, however couldn’t capitalize.UofL shot 25 of 54 (.463) from the sector, 8 of 23 (.348) from 3-point vary, and 4 of seven (.571) from the free-throw line.The Cardinals had 13 assists towards 12 turnovers, marking the primary time they’ve had extra assists than turnovers because the win over Western Kentucky on Dec. 14.Emmanuel Okorafor, the freshman from NBA Academy Africa made his school debut after becoming a member of the crew final week. He contributed eight factors, 5 rebounds and a block in 18 minutes in his debut. Okorafor made the third-latest debut for a freshman in program historical past. Wayne Blackshear performed his first recreation in Sport 25 of the 2011-12 season, whereas Brad Morgan debuted in Sport 23 of the 2000-01 season.El Ellis completed with eight factors and 6 assists, giving him at the least 4 assists in seven straight video games.Fabio Basili tied his profession excessive with six factors in 12 minutes off the bench. Basili made a career-high two 3-pointers and in addition handed out two assists.Mike James scored a team-high 14 factors on 6-of-8 capturing. o James has scored at the least 14 factors in 5 of the final seven video games.Jae’Lyn Withers completed with 10 factors, his ninth double-digit efficiency of the season.Kamari Lands scored eight factors on an ideal 3-for-3 capturing, together with two 3s. o It was Lands’ most factors since Dec. 31 at Kentucky.
Tech (8-13, 1-10 ACC) seems to be to snap a seven-game shedding streak towards the Cardinals, the primary of two scheduled regular-season conferences between the 2 faculties. Tech’s solely ACC win thus far came to visit No. 12 Miami, 76-70, on Jan. 4, and since then has misplaced to Florida State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, NC State, Syracuse, Clemson and Duke, all by double digits except for a one-point, extra time defeat at Notre Dame. The Jackets, 1-7 within the month of January, sit a half-game out of final place within the convention standings.Georgia Tech performs three of its final 9 ACC video games on the highway, together with journeys to Louisville and NC State this week. The Yellow Jackets’ solely remaining residence video games are towards Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Louisville.Ten of Tech’s first 11 ACC video games have come towards opponents within the high 10 of the convention standings (mixed file: 64-32). Notre Dame (2-9) is the exception. The Yellow Jackets face 4 of these groups (NC State, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Syracuse) amongst its remaining 9 ACC video games, all of them on the highway.Of the 4 groups added within the 2013 enlargement of the ACC, Tech had the longest historical past with Louisville, assembly 28 occasions previous to the Cardinals becoming a member of the convention.Tech is No. 2 within the ACC in three-point protection and is forty fourth nationally, permitting 30.5 % from distance.Tech leads the ACC in bench scoring, its reserves contributing 21.7 factors per recreation this season. The bench has offered 30 or extra factors six occasions this season, and has outscored its opponents’ reserves in 12 of 20 video games.Tech has used 9 completely different beginning lineups this season, and no Yellow Jacket has began each recreation. 9 Jackets have began at the least two video games, and eight of them have began a minimal of seven occasions.Sophomore guard Miles Kelly leads Tech in scoring, minutes, subject targets made and tried, three-point subject targets made and tried, and free throw proportion.Deivon Smith, at 6-1 the shortest participant on Tech’s roster, leads the Yellow Jackets in rebound common at 5.7 per recreation. He has three double-digit rebound video games this season.Georgia Tech has used the identical beginning 5 in its final three video games. Tech has utilized 9 completely different beginning lineups complete this season. 9 Yellow Jackets have began at the least two video games this season, and none have began each recreation.With Lance Terry (hamstring) unavailable towards Duke, Tech nonetheless utilized 10 gamers for under fifth time this season. 9 or extra Yellow Jackets have taken the courtroom in 15 of 21 video games. Tech ranked No. 126 within the nation this season in bench minutes (33.0 pct. getting into the sport), and just one different Josh Pastner Tech crew has seen its reserves play extra. Freshmen Freds Pauls Bagatskis and Cyril Martynov every noticed motion for the primary time since Dec. 17.Tech has averaged 24.2 three-point makes an attempt in ACC video games, making an attempt at the least 20 in each recreation besides Virginia (16).Tech has suffered three of its 4 poorest three-point capturing performances in its final 4 video games (2-for-21 vs. NC State, 4-for-23 vs. Clemson, 5-for-22 vs. Duke). The Jackets have linked on simply 21.6 % from distance over that span.Tech is 1-13 this season when the opponent makes a better proportion of its subject aim makes an attempt, 7-0 when it has a greater proportion.Tech’s final three opponents (NC State, Syracuse, Clemson, Duke) have every shot higher than 50 % from the ground (53.8 % mixed). Solely two (Georgia, Virginia) did so within the Jackets’ first 17 video games.Tech is 6-1 this season when scoring 70 or extra factors (1-0 within the ACC), 2-12 when failing to succeed in 70. The Jackets have set season lows for factors in every of their final two video games (51 vs. Clemson, 43 vs. Duke).Tech has linked on lower than 40 % from the ground in 4 of its final 5 video games (Pitt, NC State, Clemson, Duke). The Jackets’ 30.9-percent clip towards Duke was a season low.Tech is 18-for-38 from the foul line in its final 5 video games after hitting 75.6 % from the stripe in its first six ACC video games.Tech has assisted on 56.9 % of their subject targets in ACC video games, fourth-best within the ACC.After a four-game stretch through which it averaged 17 turnovers, Tech has averaged lower than 12 in its final 5 video games.
(Photograph of Sydney Curry: Brad Penner – USA TODAY Sports activities)
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