Georgia Tech notched an impressive NIT victory last night, toppling the five seed Houston Cougars by a remarkable 19-point margin in an 81-62 victory at McCamish Pavilion. Marcus Georges-Hunt and Adam Smith were the stories of the game, combining for nearly half of Tech's point total plus an additional 9 assists between them. The victory gives Brian Gregory his first 20-win season on The Flats and paves the way for Tech's trip up to Columbia, where the team will face off with an angry top-seeded South Carolina squad in a hostile environment. The Gamecocks are fresh off of a beatdown of their own at the expense of High Point two days back and figure to be a tough test for the Jackets.
Here's an updated look at the NIT bracket, including the fall of top-seeded St. Bonaventure to the eight seed Wagner Seahawks. With that upset, an eight seed has now defeated a one seed in the NIT for five straight years. I mean, who needs March Madness when you can have March Sadness and a free home game? Not me. The NCAA Tournament is for schmucks. Unfortunately the Belmont Bruins failed to do their job and got steamrolled by UGA, meaning that the Fightin' AJCs will be alive for at least one more round. Thanks a lot, Belmont. This is why you play basketball in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Though he hasn't received as much attention as some of the other draft eligible Jackets from the 2015 football team, former Tech cornerback Chris Milton very well could have the brightest NFL future of the entire class. He reaffirmed that belief over the weekend, clocking in at a blazing 4.35 in the forty at a regional combine event in New Orleans, a time that would have been good for fifth place at the overall NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Though Milton was a very solid defensive back during his time at Tech, it is likely that his special teams prowess is what will earn him his first few paychecks at the professional level; his numerous blocked kicks on The Flats will not be soon forgotten. He has confirmed that two teams contacted him and will be attending Tech's upcoming pro day, an event that will provide Milton with yet another opportunity to show NFL scouts what he's capable of.
Former 49ers and current Michigan head man Jim Harbaugh's unorthodox lifestyle and methods have only become more pronounced since his move up to Ann Arbor, with his most recent "newsworthy" antic being his unprecedented love for Judge Judy. In fact, Harbaugh went so far as to request that president Obama nominate the legendary bastion of justice to the Supreme Court of the United States via Twitter. Not only that, but he also made a personal appearance on her show, sitting awestruck in the audience as she handed down some type of "well-deserved" "punishment" to some lady. I can't tell you why Jim Harbaugh is so fascinating, just that he is.
Have a great Thursday!