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Georgia Tech just won a third straight ACC game. The world is drastically different now from the last time that happened.

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With a win over rival Clemson last night, Brian Gregory and the Georgia Tech basketball team were to do something that hadn't been done on The Flats in over eight years: win three ACC games in a row. That's right, Tech's recent hot-streak -- one which includes victories over Clemson, Notre Dame, and Florida State -- accomplished a feat which no Tech team had completed since January 27 of 2008 when Tech won game number three in a row against Virginia. That streak of mediocrity in conference play spanned a staggering 2,949 days from start to finish. Let's take a look at what was going on in the world last time the Jackets won three straight:

  • When the team last won three games in a row versus the ACC, it was on the back of former Jacket Matt Causey; he scored 12 points in overtime to lead Tech to a victory over Virginia.
  • Former president George W. Bush would deliver his final State of the Union address just one day later.
  • The top song in America was Flo Rida's "Low", a track that debuted in late 2007.
So yeah, it has been a minute or two. I wish I could comment more on what was going on in the world at that time, but I was chilling in third grade. Congratulations to the team on a great accomplishment; maybe it will provide the necessary groundwork for a successful end to the year.

Georgia Tech baseball will look to start off the season with a quick 4-0 record tonight when they take on in-state rival Georgia Southern down in Statesboro in what will be the first away game of the year for Tech. Head coach Danny Hall has quite an impressive record versus Georgia Southern during his time on The Flats, coming in at 64-19 for his career. A quick 3-0 start to the season saw Tech hop up four spots, from its preseason No. 21 ranking all the way up to No. 17 in time for tonight's game. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00pm and you can watch the game live on ESPN3 or listen live at WREK 91.1 FM.

Georgia Tech picked up a very interesting commitment over the weekend from 7-footer Assane Diouf, a 15-year-old center from Senegal. I can't imagine that a 15-year-old who is already seven feet tall could possibly be done growing, but whether he is or not doesn't mean much: he would already be the biggest player on the Tech roster in terms of height and third on the team in terms of weight, checking in at 240 pounds. It only seems right to give Brian Gregory another five or six years minimum so that we can see what Diouf is really made of. Your strategy for job security has been duly noted, coach Gregory. Nice move.

What are Tech's odds of making the NCAA Tournament at this point? Would a trip to the NIT be enough to justify bringing back Brian Gregory?