Georgia Tech finished off the regular season in convincing fashion over the weekend, defeating Pittsburgh by a final score of 63-59 in Atlanta to improve to 18-13 overall and 8-10 within the ACC. The win also marks Tech's fifth win in its last six ACC games, a mark that Brian Gregory has never achieved during his tenure on The Flats. Finishing that strong should warrant some well-deserved attention from the various postseason selection committees, although a berth in the NCAA Tournament still seems out of reach barring a long ACC Tournament run. For my money, the NIT is the safest bet at this point. It isn't quite the Big Dance, but anything that will help to extend the careers of this year's seniors is worth it to me.
Speaking of the ACC Tournament, the end of the regular season means that the seeding has finally been decided. Georgia Tech managed to lock down the 10th seed and will, for the first time in what feels like forever, not have to play on the first day. Instead, the Jackets will get an additional day of rest before taking on the seventh-seeded Clemson Tigers on Wednesday up in Washington, D.C. as a potential rematch with the Virginia Cavaliers lurks on deck after that. Winning both of those games would get the Jackets to 20 wins -- a common benchmark for acceptance into the NCAA Tournament -- and would likely become one of those low-seeded teams that no one wants to face. Clemson is favored in the game, but the Jackets and Tigers split the series during the regular season with Tech winning in Atlanta and Clemson winning up in South Carolina.
Georgia Tech baseball improved to a perfect 11-0 over the weekend with a three-game sweep of the Western Carolina Catamounts at Russ Chandler Stadium. Although the real tests won't begin until tomorrow night at Auburn and this weekend against Florida State, being one of three undefeated teams in college baseball is nothing to sneeze at. The 2006 team which advanced all the way to the CWS started off a perfect 16-0, so I suppose that there's still plenty to gain for the currently No. 13-ranked Jackets as the season moves forward.
How do you think Tech will perform in the upcoming ACC Tournament matchup?