Georgia Tech / 2004 NCAA Tournement
Georgia Tech started out as the number 3 seed in the St. Louis bracket. Little did they know when play began that two weeks later the Yellowjackets would participate in their second Final Four Championship.
Georgia Tech jumps Northern Iowa 65-60 (March 19)
At one time losing by a 17-point margin, the Panthers clawed their way back to within three points of the Yellowjacket with 21 seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately, the Panthers were not the Cinderella team this year. A pair of Luke Schenscher free throws with 34 seconds remaining iced the Pathers chances.
Georgia Tech 57, Boston College 54 (March 21)
In a hard-fought duel whose outcome was foretold by 22 Boston College turnovers, Georgia Tech (with 17 turnovers of their own) kept BC's best player, Craig Smith ineffective except for a brief period at the end of the game, before Smith fouled out.
Georgia Tech 72, Nevada 67 (March 26)
With only two minutes gone in the game top Tech scorer BJ Elder is sidelined with an ankle injury. Senior Marvin Lewis stepped in and kept the Jackets in the game with 23 points, including a key two-pointer with just over a minute left in the game.
Georgia Tech 79, Kansas 71 (March28)
Jarrett Jack, Georgia Tech's starting point guard, scored a career high 29 points to lead the Jackets over Kansas. The scoring frenzy came at a good time for the Jackets. BJ Elder, normally the team scoring leader, had been sidelined with a sprained ankle. Without Elder, the Jackets were forced into overtime by a stubborn Kansas team. Will Bynum broke a 71 all tie with a three-pointer, then Jack went 4 for 4 at the line to seal the fate of Kansas.
Tech Tops Oklahoma State, 67-65 (April 3)
A layup of Georgia Tech's Will Bynum with 1.5 seconds left on the clock ensured that Georgia Tech would make its second trip to the NCAA Tournement's Final Four. Led by Luke Schenscher's 19 point and 12 rebounds, the Yellowjackets were also helped by Marvin Lewis, who scored 15. The Jackets leading scorer, B. J. Elder only managed 2 points playing on an injured right ankle.
University of Connecticut beats Georgia Tech, 82-73 (April 5)
The UConn Huskies easily defeated the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets in the NCAA final at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Tech did pull into the lead early in the first quarter, but after that the Huskies never looked back, immediately scoring 10 unanswered points and leading the rest of the way.