Loyola Chicago vs Georgia Tech Pick: Midwest Region Round One, March 19th
Loyola Chicago vs Georgia Tech Pick – Friday, March 19th – Midwest Region Round One: Georgia Tech finished the season on an eight-game winning streak culminating in an 80-75 ACC Championship win over Florida State as 4.5 point underdogs. It was their first ACC crown since 1993, and it’s their first time in the NCAA tourney after an 11-year drought. Junior Michael Devoe won tournament MVP. On the season, he averaged 15.1 points, 4.3 boards, 3.3 assists per game while hitting 40% from three. 6’9 senior Moses Wright won ACC player of the year averaging 17..4 points per game, 8 offensive boards while shooting 41.4% from behind the arc. Senior guard, Brooklyn native Jose Alvarado averaged 15.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Rounding out the double-digit scorers was Jordan Usher with 11.5 points per game. They score 75.5 points per game, get solid distribution with 16.1 assists per game and only turn the ball 11.1 times a game. They score 47.4% from the field, 34.9% from three, and 72.7% from the line.
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Loyola Chicago finished off the season, winning six straight, leading them to the Mississippi Valley Championship. In the final, they avenged their last loss and defeated Drake 75-65, shooting 59.1% from the field and 58.8% from three. They were led by 6’9 255lbs senior Cameron Krutwig, who went for 20 points, 8 boards, 4 assists, and 2 blocks. He averaged 15 points and 6.7 rebounds per game on the season. Sophomore guard Braden Norris also had a big game going 5 fo 9 from three for 20 points. He averages 8.1 points per game. After hitting 48.6% from three as a freshman, he’s shooting 40% this year. Only Krutwig averages double digits for the Ramblers. They score 71.5 points per game, which isn’t as much as you’d expect from a team that shoots as well as Loyola Chicago. They hit 50.5% from the field, 36.8% from three, and 72.3% from the line. They are #1 in all of division 1 basketball, allowing just 55.8 points per game.
Loyola Chicago vs Georgia Tech Odds
|Where/When||Hinkle Fieldhouse | 4:00 PM ET|