Kennesaw State left Georgia Tech with a 17 point loss on Monday night, but the Owls had some spurts that are encouraging looking forward.
Led by Andrew Osemhen, the Owls jumped out to an early 16-13 lead nine minutes in. After that Georgia Tech surged ahead and never looked back. They took a 12 point lead into halftime and looked to be cruising.
But late in the second half a group effort from Kennesaw cut the lead to just seven with four minutes remaining. After that the Yellow Jackets took back control, and Trae Golden nailed a three point dagger with 2:13 left on the clock. The Owls missed key free throws and allowed some costly offensive rebounds - also contributing to the failed resurgence.
While the Owls move to 3-8 on the season, they leave their crosstown "rival" with good signs. They looked to the post more than usual and were able to get some good looks against a fairly large Yellow Jackets frontline. Both Andrew Osemhen and Orlando Colemon put together impressive and aggressive performances.
Next, Lewis Preston's squad heads to Statesboro on Dec. 18 to take on Georgia Southern.