2009–10 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team

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2009-10 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball
Georgia Tech Outline Interlocking logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2009-10 record 23–13 (7–9 ACC)
Head coach Paul Hewitt
Assistant coach Peter Zaharis
Assistant coach John O'Connor
Assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie
Home arena Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 2008-09
2010-11 →
2009–10 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Duke 13 3   .813     35 5   .875
#20 Maryland 13 3   .813     24 9   .727
Florida State 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
Virginia Tech 10 6   .625     25 9   .735
Wake Forest 9 7   .563     20 10   .667
Clemson 9 7   .563     21 11   .656
Georgia Tech 7 9   .438     23 13   .639
Boston College 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Virginia 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
North Carolina 5 11   .313     20 17   .541
NC State 5 11   .313     20 16   .556
Miami (FL) 4 12   .250     20 13   .606
ACC Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team represented Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was Paul Hewitt's tenth season as head coach. The Yellow Jackets compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference and played their home games at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. They finished the season 23–13, 7–9 in ACC play. They advanced to the championship game of the 2010 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament as the 7 seed before losing to regular season champion Duke. They received an at–large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 10 seed in the Midwest Region. They upset 7 seed Oklahoma State in the first round before falling to 2 seed and AP #5 Ohio State in the second round.

Pre-Season[edit]

On Thursday, September 24, it was announced that the Georgia Tech Men's basketball team had cancelled their trip to Canada, which was to take place the weekend of October 2–5, due to concerns over NCAA regulations. The Yellow Jackets were to depart October 2 for Windsor, Ontario to play two games against the Windsor Lancers Men's Basketball team and one against the Western Ontario Mustangs Men's Basketball team. The issue revolved around NCAArules prohibiting teams from taking trips within 30 days of the official start of pre-season practice. The trip did fall within Georgia Tech's fall break from classes. NCAA regulations allow teams to take an international trip once every four years, but the trip must occur before the 30-day period leading up to the official start of pre-season practice, which this year is October 16. Georgia Tech had asked for and received a waiver from the NCAA, but ultimately decided against taking the fall break trip amid concerns over the regulations.[1]

Roster[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown High School
D'Andre Bell 13 Guard/Forward 6–6 222 Senior Los Angeles Palisades Charter High School
Derek Craig 33 Guard 6–4 196 Sophomore Spring, Texas Klein Collins High School
Derrick Favors 14 Forward 6–10 246 Freshman Atlanta South Atlanta High School
Nick Foreman 4 Guard 6–3 208 Sophomore Bellaire, Texas Bellaire High School
Kammeon Holsey 24 Forward 6–8 209 Freshman Sparta, Georgia Hancock Central High School
Gani Lawal 31 Forward 6–9 234 Junior Norcross, Georgia Norcross High School
Daniel Miller 5 Center 6–11 252 Freshman Loganville, Georgia Loganville Christian Academy
Maurice Miller 3 Guard 6–2 189 Junior Memphis, Tennessee Raleigh-Egypt High School
Brian Oliver 11 Forward 6–6 220 Freshman Glassboro, New Jersey William Penn High School
Zachery Peacock 35 Forward 6–8 235 Senior Miami, Fla. Miami Norland High School
Glen Rice, Jr. 41 Guard 6–5 195 Freshman Marietta, Georgia George Walton Comprehensive High School
Brad Sheehan 34 Center 7–0 235 Junior Latham, New York Shaker High School
Sam Shew 44 Forward 6–5 190 Junior Decatur, Georgia Decatur High School (Georgia)
Iman Shumpert 1 Guard 6–5 209 Sophomore Oak Park, Illinois Oak Park and River Forest High School
Lance Storrs 10 Guard 6–5 221 Junior Decatur, Georgia Columbia High School
Mfon Udofia 0 Guard 6–2 187 Freshman Stone Mountain, Georgia Miller Grove High School

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 WK 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 22 21 RV RV 24 22 RV RV 20 20 19 22 21 20 RV -- -- -- RV
Coaches 20 19 25 23 21 15 22 20 17 18 18 22 19 20 RV RV -- -- RV

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Preseason
Sun, Nov. 8*
7:00PM
No. 22 IUP
Exhibition
W 84–76 OT
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (6,904)
Atlanta, GA
Regular Season
Sat, Nov. 14*
7:00PM
No. 22 Florida A&M W 100–59  1–0
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (7,491)
Atlanta, GA
Thurs, Nov. 19*
11:30PM, CSS
No. 21 vs. No. 18 Dayton
O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off
L 63–59  1–1
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (5,0731)
San Juan, PR
Fri, Nov. 20*
1:00PM, ESPNU
No. 21 vs. George Mason
O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off
W 70–62  2–1
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (5,7621)
San Juan, PR
Sun, Nov. 22*
12:30PM, ESPNU
No. 21 vs. Boston University
O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off
W 85–67  3–1
 (8,3571)
San Juan, PR
Fri, Nov. 27*
4:00PM
Mercer W 85–74  4–1
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (7,644)
Atlanta, GA
Wed, Dec. 2*
7:00PM
Siena W 74–61  5–1
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (6,898)
Atlanta, GA
Sat, Dec. 5*
6:00PM, FSS
USC W 79–53  6–1
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (6,671)
Atlanta, GA
Mon, Dec. 14*
7:00PM, RSN
No. 22 at Chattanooga W 95–64  7–1
McKenzie Arena (4,734)
Chattanooga, TN
Wed, Dec. 16*
8:30PM
No. 22 Arkansas Pine Bluff W 65–53  8–1
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (6,671)
Atlanta, GA
Sun, Dec. 20
5:30PM, FSN
No. 22 Florida State L 66–59 OT 8–2 (0–1)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (8,225)
Atlanta, GA
Tues, Dec. 22*
2:00PM
Kennesaw State W 80–55  9–2
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (7,153)
Atlanta, GA
Tues, Dec. 29*
1:00PM
Winston-Salem W 78–43  10–2
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (7,148)
Atlanta, GA
Sat, Jan. 2*
7:00PM
at Charlotte W 76–67  11–2
Dale F. Halton Arena (9,105)
Charlotte, NC
Tues, Jan. 5*
7:00PM, CSS
No. 20 at Georgia
Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate
L 66–73  11–3
Stegeman Coliseum (6,275)
Athens, GA
Sat, Jan. 9
2:00PM, ESPN
No. 20 No. 5 Duke W 71–65  12–3 (1–1)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (9,191)
Atlanta, GA
Wed, Jan. 13
7:00PM
No. 20 at Virginia L 82–75  12–4 (1–2)
John Paul Jones Arena (8,924)
Charlottesville, VA
Sat, Jan. 16
2:00PM, ESPN
No. 20 at No. 12 North Carolina W 73–71  13–4 (2–2)
Dean Smith Center (20,704)
Chapel Hill, NC
Tues, Jan. 19
7:00PM, ESPN2
No. 19 No. 17 Clemson W 66–64  14–4 (3–2)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (8,738)
Atlanta, GA
Sun, Jan. 24
Noon, Raycom
No. 19 at Florida State L 68–66  14–5 (3–3)
Donald L. Tucker Center (8,661)
Tallahassee, FL
Thur, Jan. 28
7:00PM, RSN
No. 22 Wake Forest W 79–58  15–5 (4–3)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (9,083)
Atlanta, GA
Sat, Jan. 30*
1:00PM
No. 22 Kentucky State W 98–50  16–5 (4–3)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (8,025)
Atlanta, GA
Thur, Feb. 4
7:00PM, ESPN2
No. 21 at No. 10 Duke L 86–67  16–6 (4–4)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Sat, Feb. 6
4:00PM, Raycom
No. 21 NC State W 73–71  17–6 (5–4)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (8,760)
Atlanta, GA
Wed, Feb. 10
7:00PM, ESPNU
No. 20 at Miami L 64–62  17–7 (5–5)
BankUnited Center (4,319)
Coral Gables, FL
Sat, Feb. 13
8:00PM, Raycom
No. 20 at Wake Forest L 75–64  17–8 (5–6)
LJVM Coliseum (14,296)
Winston-Salem, NC
Tues, Feb. 16
9:00PM, Raycom
North Carolina W 68–51  18–8 (6–6)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (9,191)
Atlanta, GA
Sat, Feb. 20
2:00PM, Raycom
at Maryland L 76–74  18–9 (6–7)
Comcast Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
Sat, Feb. 27
Noon, RSN
Boston College W 73–68  19–9 (7–7)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (8,055)
Atlanta, GA
Tues, Mar. 2
8:00PM, Raycom
at Clemson L 91–80  19–10 (7–8)
Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Clemson, SC
Sat, Mar. 6
4:00PM, Raycom
Virginia Tech L 88–82  19–11 (7–9)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (8,725)
Atlanta, GA
ACC Tournament
Thur, Mar. 11
7:00PM, Raycom/ESPN
vs. North Carolina
First Round
W 62–58  20–11
Greensboro Coliseum (NA)
Greensboro, NC
Fri, Mar. 12
7:00PM, Raycom/ESPN
vs. No. 19 Maryland
Quarterfinals
W 69–64  21–11
Greensboro Coliseum (NA)
Greensboro, NC
Sat, Mar. 13
4:15PM, Raycom/ESPN
vs. NC State
Semifinals
W 57–54  22–11
Greensboro Coliseum (NA)
Greensboro, NC
Sun, Mar. 14
1:00PM, Raycom/ESPN
vs. No. 4 Duke
Final
L 65–61  22–12
Greensboro Coliseum (23,381)
Greensboro, NC
2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Fri, Mar. 19
7:15PM, CBS
vs. Oklahoma State
First Round
W 64–59  23–12
Bradley Center (17,580)
Milwaukee, WI
Sun, Mar. 22
2:20PM, CBS
vs. No. 5 Ohio State
Second Round
L 75–66  23–13
Bradley Center (18,031)
Milwaukee, WI
Notes: 1 - Denotes Daily Attendance
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia Tech cancels trip to Canada amid concerns over NCAA regulations". Men's Basketball. University of Windsor Athletics and Recreation. Retrieved 2009-10-06.