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Technical Tidbits 4/19: Baseball Gets A Win, Basketball Recruiting Stays Busy and Duke Gets Redemption

I have a feeling Duke won’t be playing any more NCAA Tournament games in South Carolina.

Georgia Tech Athletics

Georgia Tech beat Mercer 8-5 Tuesday night to snap a 7-game losing streak on the baseball field. Tech went into the midweek game coming off series sweeps from Notre Dame and Louisville, as well as a loss to Georgia. Danny Hall’s squad sits at 17-18 (4-14 ACC) with another game tonight against Georgia State and a series at Virginia Tech this weekend.

The basketball season may have ended on the floor for the Jackets, but Josh Pastner never sleeps. Coach Pastner and his staff have been extremely busy on the recruiting trail, and they took a visit to the Sunshine State on Tuesday.

Keyontae Johnson is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the #36 small forward in the 2018 class. Johnson has offers from Minnesota, Providence and Wake Forest. Nassir Little is ranked as the #11 small forward and #41 overall prospect in 2018, with offers from Florida, Florida State and Louisville, among others.

The NCAA released some future championship sites on Tuesday, including those for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The sites included a return to North Carolina, after the NCAA pulled events from the state after the controversial House Bill 2. The first and second rounds will go to Charlotte in 2018, before returning to Greensboro in 2020 and Raleigh in 2021. This comes as welcome news to Duke, which lost in the second round to South Carolina just a few weeks ago in Greenville, S.C., in a game originally scheduled to be played in Greensboro. I’m not saying the NCAA brought events back to North Carolina because Duke lost, I’m just inserting a thinking emoji.

Have a great Wednesday!