The Citadel (3-6) at Georgia Tech (7-2)
The Sports Network
DATE & TIME: Saturday, December 22, 4 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: McCamish Pavilion (8,600) -- Atlanta, Georgia. Television: RSN. Home Record: The Citadel 3-2, GT 5-0. Away Record: The Citadel 0-4, GT 0-1. Neutral Record: The Citadel 0-0, GT 2-1. Conference Record: The Citadel 0-1, GT 0-0. Series Record: Georgia Tech leads 4-0.
GAME NOTES: The Citadel Bulldogs have made the trek to Atlanta to tangle with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a non-conference bout at McComish Pavilion.
The Citadel, in the midst of its longest road trip of the 2012-13 season, is looking to snap a four-game losing streak away from McAlister Field House that dates back to an 84-54 setback at UNCG on Dec. 1. Five players reached double figures for St. Bonaventure as they downed the Bulldogs, 97-57, on Wednesday. Joining their teammates in double figures for the Bonnies were Marquise Simmons (15 points), Eric Mosley (15 points) and Youssau Ndoye (10 points). The Citadel was doomed by an 18-of-48 (.375) performance from the floor, which included a 5-of-12 showing from beyond the arc. Groselle led the Bulldogs in field goals, knocking down 6-of-9 in the contest, while Van Scyoc followed with a 3-of-8 performance, hitting all three of his shots from beyond the arc. Van Scyoc also pulled down a season-high seven rebounds, including a pair on the offensive glass.
The Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets square off for the fifth time in history, with the latter having won the previous four meetings. The most recent installment in the rivalry took place on Nov. 20, 1998, when Georgia Tech won 73-50.
Brandon Reed scored 14 points, Robert Carter Jr. added 13 with 11 rebounds and Mfon Udofia pitched in 12 points on Monday evening to lead Georgia Tech past Alabama State, 75-41. The Yellow Jackets led 40-20 at halftime and by as many as 35 points in the second half, when coach Brian Gregory used every player available. GT's starters combined to shoot 63.7 percent (14-of-22) in the opening half, center Daniel Miller blocked three shots and the Yellow Jackets had 13 assists by halftime, bettering their season average of 12.4 per game. They finished with 20 assists, a team-high under coach Gregory.
Georgia Tech has held its opponents to 55.0 points per game, second-best in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets have held two foes under 40 points. Their opponents have shot 36.4 percent from the floor collectively, third-best figure in the ACC. Six different players have led Tech in scoring this season, and eight different players have scored in double digits. GT has two players averaging in double figures for the season -- Marcus Georges-Hunt (11.4) and Udofia (10.2). Kammeon Holsey (9.6) and Carter (9.3) are close behind. No Tech player has scored as many as 20 points in a game this year. Reed and Carter have each scored 19 at one point.
The Yellow Jackets have been playing very well defensively and present a balanced scoring attack. The Bulldogs struggle on the road and things do not appear as if they will change Saturday in Atlanta.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Georgia Tech 75, The Citadel 55
12/22 10:41:27 ET