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Augusta Chronicle Feb 3, 2016

Low ranking by sites doesn't bother Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson

ATLANTA — This time it was a little more difficult for Paul Johnson to reference his record as evidence the recruiting experts were wrong about his Georgia Tech signing class. Georgia Tech’s 18 signees Wednesday didn’t fare well in the team rankings compiled by recruiting services. The class was ranked No. 69 in the nation by Rivals.com, which listed Jordan Woods as the only four-star recruit. The class was ranked No. 64 by Scout.com and No. 54 by 247Sports. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 30, 2016

Strong second half powers Baylor over Georgia

WACO, Texas — Rico Gathers had 17 points and nine rebounds, and No. 17 Baylor used a quick start to the second half to beat Georgia 83-73 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday night. Gathers had one of Baylor’s five three-point possessions during a 17-2 run in the first 4 minutes after halftime to turn a 35-32 deficit into a 49-37 lead. The Bears (17-4) scored only three points before the first media timeout in the first half. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 26, 2016

Georgia Tech's lack of recent success in men's basketball is puzzling

ATLANTA — By all rights, Georgia Tech should be a powerhouse. Atlantic Coast Conference pedigree. New arena. Stellar recruiting base. Yet, the Yellow Jackets haven’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 2010, a streak that seems unlikely to end with the team off to a 1-5 start in ACC play. Why Georgia Tech isn’t more successful is one of college basketball’s big mysteries. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 23, 2016

Louisville holds off Georgia Tech in Atlanta

ATLANTA — With an NCAA investigation looming over his program, Rick Pitino couldn’t be prouder of the way Louisville has responded. The 17th-ranked Cardinals showed their mettle again Saturday. Damion Lee scored 17 points, Anas Mahmoud added 15 and Louisville held on in the closing seconds for its third consecutive win, beating snake-bitten Georgia Tech 75-71. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 9, 2016

Unbeaten South Carolina tops Vanderbilt to move to 15-0

SOUTH CAROLINA 69, VANDERBILT 65 In Columbia, Sindarius Thornwell had 19 points and eight rebounds and South Carolina remained undefeated with a victory over Vanderbilt. South Carolina (15-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) passed its first tough test of the season, taking its first lead on PJ Dozier’s floater with 10:54 left. Dozier then hit a reverse layup as the rare near sellout crowd at Colonial Life Center roared. read more
Augusta Chronicle Jan 6, 2016

No. 24 Pittsburgh holds off Georgia Tech

PITTSBURGH — James Robinson and Jamel Artis scored 18 points apiece and No. 24 Pittsburgh held off Georgia Tech 89-84 victory on Wednesday night. Robinson added eight assists for the Panthers (13-1, 2-0 ACC), who won their ninth in a rowbehind a balanced attack even with second-leading scorer Michael Young limited early by foul trouble. Young finished with 17 points in just 18 minutes, one of five Pitt players in double figures. Adam Smith led the Yellow Jackets (10-5, 0-2) with a career-high 30 points. read more