There was some ugly basketball Wednesday night at Stegeman Coliseum by Georgia Tech (5-4) in the first half and by Georgia's shooters (4-5) in the second half.
For Georgia Tech, it was very, very beautiful.
The Yellow Jackets played a more aggressive man-to-man defense in the second half, forcing Georgia to try and beat them from the outside. They could not.
Adding to the home team's frustration, their defense was unable to hold off Georgia Tech big men Daniel Miller and Kammeon Holsey, forcing them to go zone and opening the door for the Jackets outside game, which also worked.
The combination resulted in a 68-56 victory for Georgia Tech (5-4).
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Yellow Jackets and was the first in 14 tries at Stegeman Coliseum, ending a 35-year drought there.
"We just wanted to make them shoot over us," said Tech Head Coach Brian Gregory, who was six years old the last time the Yellow Jackets emerged from Stegeman with a win, back in 1976. ...