“Gueye has kicked us pretty good the last couple of times. Tonight, we did a better job of denying him the ball. I thought we crowded him a little bit,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said.
Tech had struggled with 3-point shooting in recent games, going 2-for-16 against North Carolina, 3-for-21 against Florida State in Tallahassee and 3-for-10 against Duke during its current seven-game losing streak. On Saturday, Tech’s corrected the long ball, but couldn’t make anything from close range. They shot 8-for-23 (35 percent) from deep, but only 8-for-36 (22 percent) on 2-point attempts.
The hope for the Jackets is that the inside scoring issue was only a matchup problem because other areas of the offense already look quite bleak. Of 351 Division I schools, Tech ranks 338th in made 3-pointers, 305th in total turnovers and 304th in offensive rebounds per game.