Georgia Tech Basketball 2006-2007: <center>Jackets survive Penn State in ACC / Big Ten Challenge, minus Thaddeus Young</center>

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Jackets survive Penn State in ACC / Big Ten Challenge, minus Thaddeus Young

Well it wasnt pretty tonight, but we got the win 77-73 against Penn State. I managed to watch the game tonight on ESPNU, and it was pretty cool to see who was doing the color commentary for ESPNU. None other than former GT point Drew Barry, who is also a good friend of mine. Anyway, back to the game. First of all Thaddeus Young did not play because of tendinitis in his knee, but should be ready for Sunday's ACC opener at Miami. Second of all, let me say this: Penn State is a hell of a scrappy team, and there point guard is reminiscent of Steve Nash at times with some of his passes. The big stars of the game tonight were Lewis Clinch (20 pts) and Mario West. Mario played a hell of a defensive game, and was all over the floor. If you get a chance to see the facial in the 2nd half, it was beautiful. Defensively the Jackets let Penn State shoot lights out at 56% for the game. Penn State was led by Jamelle Cornley who had 20 points to match Lewis Clinch for game high. With all the talk about our bad defense, we did have 15 steals in the game, which is amazing. The biggest work in my opinion needs to be in the rebounding department. We had a total of 21 rebounds tonight......yes 21! I think Chris Bosh had 22 in one game the other night in the NBA. All in all, it was a scrappy performance by the Jackets tonight.

Georgia Tech vs Penn State Box Score


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