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Technical Tidbits 11/5: College Basketball Starts Today?

I am not ready for this.

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Georgia Tech vs Notre Dame
Tech is looking for more of this in the 2019-20 season.
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I’m not sure why, but it finally hit me yesterday that college basketball’s regular season starts today. This is a pivotal season in Josh Pastner’s tenure on the Flats, as Tech has a talented team that is looking to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. If you would like a quick primer before tonight’s game, look no further than the FTRS staff season predictions. The Yellow Jackets tip-off tonight at 8:30 against the NC State Wolfpack on the ACCN. Go Jackets!

Moses Wright emerged as a threat in the final five games of last season, averaging over 15 points and six rebounds. This article does a great job of showcasing what Wright has been doing to continue improving and keep up a high-level of play. Play like this will especially help the Jackets in the first few games of the season, as USC transfer Jordan Usher will have to sit out until the fall semester ends.

Tech Men’s Basketball starting must also mean that Yellow Jacket Women’s Basketball has to be beginning. The Jackets tip-off the Nell Fortner era tonight, hosting the Houston Cougars at 7. This game will be televised on ACCNX, and the first 300 fans will receive a free t-shirt. A great way to spend a Tuesday night if you go to the game. If you don’t, the women will be a great primer for the men. Good luck, Jackets!

The Georgia Tech defense played extremely well on Saturday afternoon against Pittsburgh, but the offense did not follow suit. James Graham was awful for the Jackets, which was a surprise considering how he played two weeks prior against the Miami Hurricanes. Tech has got to figure out the QB situation, because Jordan Mason can’t run the ball every single play. Or can he?

Tech Football has had it’s fair share of noon or 12:30 p.m. kickoffs the last few years, but this season does not seem to be following that trend. Only four games have been scheduled for the early time slot so far, which benefits tailgaters and others going to the games. Hopefully it won’t be too cold next weekend in Atlanta, and a sizable crowd will show up ready to ruin Bud Foster’s final trip as a coach to the Flats.

Question of the Day: What are your predictions for this coming basketball season?