Gameday Live Blog/Open Thread: Yellow Jackets @ Seminoles | Game 13

MatthewMcGavic

Good morning from the Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL, where the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-6, 1-1 ACC) will be spending the final day of 2019. They're continuing their extended road trip and kicking off ACC play with a matchup against the Florida State Seminoles (11-2, 1-1 ACC).

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Tipoff is set for 12:00pm, and you can catch the game on ESPNU.

PREGAME/PREVIEW

Ahead of today's tipoff, be sure to check out our preview of the Seminoles and other related readings:

What To Watch For Vs. Florida State

Tale of The Tape: Florida State Seminoles

Josh Pastner Previews FSU

3 Things GT Basketball Needs To Improve For Conference Play

Probable Starters:

- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

G Jose Alvarado

G Michael Devoe

F Jordan Usher

F Moses Wright

C James Banks III

- Florida State Seminoles

G Trent Forrest

G Devin Vassell

G MJ Walker

F Malik Osbourne

F RaQuan Gray

FIRST HALF:

15:56: It's all knotted up at 5 a piece at the first media timeout. Defense has been the tone setter in this game so far, with Tech just 2-7 from the field with 3 turnovers and FSU 2-5 from the field and also 3 turnovers.

13:58: Both teams are 2-4 from beyond the arc.

12:56: FSU is defending exceedingly well. They have 3 blocks and 2 steals already, and are holding GT to 3-12 from the field.

11:42: The Yellow Jackets' turnovers woes are on full display today, as they already have 6 on the game. They are 3-12 from the field and 2-6 on three point shots., but are out rebounding the Noles 9-7. FSU leads 13-7.

6:44: FSU and the Jackets both have 7 made field goals and 7 turnovers, and are a combined 14-39 from the field. While FSU has plenty of blocks with 7 so far, Tech has had a few chances to continue the possession as they are out-rebounding the Noles 14-11. The game is tied at 17.

3:22: Though FSU's post defense remains stout, offense has picked up in the last few minutes. GT has made their last 3 shot attempts, and both them and FSU are shooting 10-25 from the field. However Tech does have 10 turnovers thus far.

HALF: Florida State 31, Georgia Tech 29

Stats at the Half:

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SECOND HALF:

15:09: The Jackets and Noles are combined for 27 turnovers, but the pace of the second half has been blazing compared to the first half. FSU hold a 42-38 advantage, but GT is 4-6 in the second half.

12:32: GT has missed their last 4 shots and is on a 2:11 scoring drought. FSU leads 45-40.

11:47: GT cuts the deficit to just 2 thanks to a Michael Devoe 3, he leads all scorers with 16. The Jackets are shooting 40% from 3 in the game and 2-4 in the second half.

10:03: Jordan Usher gets called for a Flagrant 1.

8:39: Josh Pastner calls a timeout after a dunk from Malik Osbourne. FSU has made 4 of their last 5 and possess a 7 point lead.

7:01: Georgia Tech's offense is much smoother in the second half, as they are 9-17 and have a positive assist/turnover ratio in the second half. The problem is that their defense is starting to collapse, as FSU has made 6 of their last 8 shots

6:09: Sophomore shooting guard Michael Devoe makes a career high 6th three pointer.

2:57: FSU is starting separate themselves from the Jackets. GT has not connected on their last 4 shots and have not scored a point in over 3 minutes. Meanwhile FSU is shooting 56% and has turned it over just twice int are second half.

2:09: Pastner calls a timeout after an FSU 3. The Noles lead 68-56.

Final: Florida State 70, Georgia Tech 58.

Full Stats:

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