|Site||Memorial Gym (14,168) |
|Date/Time||DEC. 9, 2006 • 4 P.M. CT|
|Head Coach||Kevin Stallings||Paul Hewitt|
|Series Record||VU leads, 37-31|
|Free Throw %||.730||.654|
Scouting Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech (6-2) comes to Nashville ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press Poll. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 90-82 setback in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Miami on Dec. 3. Georgia Tech returns six of the squad's top seven scorers from last year's 11-17 squad that finished 11th in the league (4-12). However, three of the Yellow Jackets' top five scorers this season are freshmen. Sophomore guard Lewis Clinch leads the team averaging 18.0 points a game. He is shooting 57.5 percent from the field (50-of-87) and 48.9 percent from 3- point range (22-of-45). Freshman guard Javaris Crittenton averages 14.8 points and a team-best 5.5 assists per contest. Junior forward Jeremis Smith leads Georgia Tech with 6.3 rebounds per game.
Georgia Tech was picked to finish fourth in the ACC in the league's preseason media poll. Junior guard Anthony Morrow was tabbed Second Team All-ACC while freshman forward Thaddeus Young, from Memphis, was forecasted as the league's Rookie of the Year.