Georgia Tech basketball suffered through their 17th loss of the season on Saturday when they lost by a final score of 70-63 to rival Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum. The Jackets, who were down by as many at 23 points in the first half, didn't get their first basket until Marcus Georges-Hunt hit a three-pointer with 5:59 left in the first half -- they would go to the locker room facing a 19-point deficit. Tech would manage a fantastic second-half rally, coming back to tie the game and send it to overtime, but it would be in vain as the Tigers outscored the Jackets 10-3 in the extra period to escape with the win. The Jackets will finish off their regular season tomorrow against UNC in McCamish Pavilion. You can see the FTRS recap of the game right here.
Georgia Tech's Aaron Peek, one of three seniors on the current basketball roster, is eyeing his future as his four-year playing career at Tech continues to draw to a close. Peek, who came to Tech during the same season as Brian Gregory, is a 6'-4" walk-on who all but embodies the hard-working and dedicated spirit that you look for in a student athlete at both Georgia Tech and elsewhere. He may have logged just 25 minutes in 13 games for the Jackets, his hard-working nature and sense of pride from just being a member of the program is what's truly remarkable about his accomplishments on the Flats. Congratulations to Aaron on a great four-year career and good luck in the future!
Former Georgia Tech workhorse Buck Farmer, currently a prized prospect in the Detroit Tigers organization, has been slated to begin spring training as a member of the Detroit bullpen rather than a starter as he has been for his entire career. If you follow the MLB closely, you probably know that Detroit is one of the most talented teams in the entire league but has featured an anemic bullpen for the past few seasons, putting a serious damper on any World Series hopes. A guy like Farmer, who is currently the third-ranked prospect in the Tigers' system, would go a long way in providing late-game innings relief for the star-studded rotation that the team already features.
ESPN finished up their list of the ACC's most intriguing people over the weekend, naming Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher the most interesting man in the ACC. I was honestly expecting either Justin Thomas or Paul Johnson to crack the top 5 (come on, those are two intriguing guys) but instead they went with Fisher, Clemson's Deshaun Watson, Miami's Al Golden, UNC's Gene Chizik, and Clemson's Brent Venables to round out the list. I have no clue what the criteria for this list were, but I can say with 100% certainty that the only intriguing thing about Al Golden is that he's somehow still the head coach at Miami. Maybe he has mind control powers that he uses on Miami's athletic staff? I guess that would be intriguing. It would also explain why he's still employed.
What is Buck Farmer's ceiling as a pitcher in the MLB?
Have a great Monday!