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INDIANAPOLIS – Excluding Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Moses Wright, the magical season of ninth-placed Georgia Tech men’s basketball ended with a 71-60 loss to Nr Loyola Chicago with 8 seeds on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon at the Hinkle Fieldhouse

The defeat brought Georgia Tech’s eight-game winning streak and ended the Yellow Jackets season with a 17-9 record
Tech shot an outstanding 57 percent off the field (27-47), but without Wright, who averaged 17, 4 points and 80 rebounds per game this season, the Yellow Jackets were outnumbered by a margin of 30-17 Loyolas 13: 1 lead on offensive rebounds and the 15-0 lead on second chance points were the difference

It was a game of spurts, both teams running 11-0 over the course of the competition Georgia Tech took the lead 13-3 but Loyola fought back to take a 30-25 lead at halftime

Loyola (25-4) extended his lead to seven points at the beginning of the second half, but was triggered by five points from Jose Alvarado, four from Jordan Usher and four from Khalid Moore, a 43-40 lead 11:55 going in the ball game, however, the Ramblers scored the next 10 points of the game to take a 50:43 advantage in less than 10 minutes, and Tech never got closer than three the rest of the way

Usher led three yellow jackets in double digits with 15 points on 7 of 9 Michael Devoe added 14 points on 6 of 10 and Alvarado added 13 points

Though Georgia Tech doesn’t have the 6-foot-9 Wright, Yeoman has cut production on Loyola’s own 6-foot-9 star, Cameron Krutwig The Jackets named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and All -American to just 10 points and five rebounds guard Lucas Williamson led the Ramblers with 21 points in 8-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range and six rebounds

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