Georgia Tech Capsule
Nickname: Yellow Jackets Coach: Paul Hewitt Location: Atlanta, Georgia Record at Georgia Tech: 127-94 Conference: Atlantic Coast Career Record: 193-121 Overall Record: 20-11 Conference Record and Finish: 8-8, 6th Seed, Region and Bid: 10, Midwest, At-large Total NCAA Tournament bids: 15 NCAA Tournament Record: 21-14 (.611) Final Four Appearances: 2 (1990, 2004) NCAA Tournament Championships: 0 Best NCAA Tournament finish: NATIONAL RUNNER-UP Final ESPN/USA Today ranking: NR Final Associated Press ranking: NR Final Ratings Percentage Index: 52 Record vs. teams in the field: 5-7 Starters: F -- Jeremis Smith (6-8, 236, Jr. -- 8.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg) F -- Thaddeus Young (6-8, 217, Fr. -- 14.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg) C -- Ra'Sean Dickey (6-10, 250, Jr. -- 8.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg) G -- Anthony Morrow (6-5, 210, Jr. -- 9.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg) G -- Javaris Crittendon (6-5, 198, Fr. -- 14.6 ppg, 5.7 apg) Key Reserves: F -- Zack Peacock (6-8, 235, Fr. -- 5.4 ppg) (statistics before NCAA Tournament) OUTLOOK: All eyes will be on the Yellow Jackets on Friday, as they were one of a few heavily criticized at-large teams put in the tournament by the NCAA Selection Committee. Despite going 7-2 over its last nine regular-season games, Georgia Tech finished just 8-8 in the ACC. It did record some high-profile wins in that stretch by beating both North Carolina and Boston College at home. The Yellow Jackets are led by a pair of freshmen in Crittendon and Young, who have mixed well with the three junior starters for a solid starting five. Crittendon is a slick playmaker. Georgia Tech has done well to absorb the loss of G Lewis Clinch, who was shooting 48 percent on 3-pointers before leaving the team at the start of January. NEXT GAME: Friday vs. (7) Nevada-Las Vegas at Chicago
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Updated Wednesday, Mar 14, 2007