Lots of Tech basketball news!
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team will see its first action of the ACC tournament today. They will be playing against 13th seed Miami who upset Clemson to win their second game of the tournament. As the article’s title states, the Yellow Jackets are kind of in new territory playing as the fourth seed in the tournament. The seeding gave them a double bye which has allowed the team to get some much needed rest. While the goal in mind is to win the tournament and more (with their eyes set on the NCAA tournament), their focus remains on the game at hand, as indicated by the comments of Tech head coach Josh Pastner.
Today the Yellow Jackets will open their ACC tournament play against Miami. The 68th New York Life Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament is taking place in Greensboro, North Carolina. As the fourth seed, the Yellow Jackets had a double bye. The game will be available to watch on ESPN or ESPN2. Tip-off is set for 2:30 PM. The Yellow Jackets have won three ACC championships, as the article mentions, with the last one coming in 1993.
It was mentioned only in a Twitter post in yesterday’s Tidbits, so here’s a full article on the news of Chris Bosh being among the finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2021 class. As the article mentions, nine players and five coaches were among the finalist named. While Bosh only played one season at Tech, he did help bring the program back into national prominence. It eventually made it to the NCAA Championship game in 2004. Bosh would go on to win an NBA championship with the Miami Heat.
This article features a video interview with Tech basketball player Malachi Rice. The interview was with Andy Demetra and appeared. Amongst other things, Rice talks about his experience as a scout player helping the team prepare.