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Georgia Tech Basketball Preview: North Texas

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Sept. 11, 2017

THE FLATS - Four of the first five home games (Northwestern excluded) on Georgia Tech’s schedule are part of the Ramblin’ Wreck Showcase. North Texas is the third game of that event, Nov. 24 at McCamish Pavilion. This is the fifth in a series of previews of the Yellow Jackets' non-conference opponents.

Location: Denton, Texas
Conference: Conference USA
Home arena: The Super Pit (10,500)
2016-17 Record: 8-22 overall, 2-16 in C-USA (14th), 338th in NCAA RPI
Post-Season: None
NCAA Postseason Appearances: Three (last 2010)
All-time series record: 1-0, Georgia Tech (1997-98)
Head coach: Grant McCasland (entering first season)
Starters returning/lost: 2/3
Top scorer returning: A.J. Lawson (11.4)
Top rebounder returning: Shane Temara (4.6)

Quick preview for 2017-18

Looking to regain the program’s stride of old, first-year head coach Grant McCasland will have to capitalize on the young, raw talent currently on his roster in order to compete with the tough Conference USA. Helping lead that charge will be A.J. Lawson, who is coming of his best year collegiately and looking to up his scoring average. In the paint, the Mean Green will have to replace their leading rebounder in Jeremy Combs. Shane Temara wasn’t far behind him in the average, but could be exactly the board crasher they need with another year of experience under his belt.

Read more:  http://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/fun-facts-north-texas-iowa-20170911

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