Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt fervently insists his team continues to improve. That is clearly true in some respects -- the Yellow Jackets have gone from atrocious at the foul line a few weeks back (under 60 percent) to simply poor (.627). The most telling statistic, however, is that the Jackets have lost 10 of 11 ACC contests after Saturday's home defeat by N.C. State and are 10-14 overall.
Lose one more and Georgia Tech will reach the 15-defeat mark. That would seem an uncommon occurrence for an ACC club. Actually, it is not. Half of the teams in the ACC suffered at least that many defeats as recently as 2008, a season in which the league got a puny four NCAA bids.
So far, with about a half-dozen regular season games remaining in 2009, only Georgia Tech and Virginia have exceeded double figures in defeats.
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