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Technical Tidbits 12/23: Georgia Tech Basketball Enjoys Sunday in Hawaii

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The Jackets took the first game of the Diamond Head Classic.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

This game was very close in the first half, with Georgia Tech and Boise State going back and forth. The Broncos took the lead going into halftime, 31-26, but the Jackets came out firing on all cylinders in the second half, scoring 48 points on their way to a 74-60 victory. Moses Wright had a huge game for Tech, finishing with 18 points and 9 rebounds. It was nice to have Jose Alvarado back as well, as it is clear that he is the emotional leader of the team. Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. to see the Jackets take on the Houston Cougars in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic on ESPN2.

Geoff Collins had a very good recruiting class in his first full year on the Flats. This article gives various facts and information about that class. Something I found interesting was that Collins & co. are still looking for recruits, with offensive line, defensive line, and RB being priorities. And, after the offensive and defensive line’s play this year, help on those fronts is definitely needed and appreciated.

The Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team rebounded after a loss to Texas A&M on Friday night with a nail biter of a win on Saturday. The Jackets came back from a 12-point deficit in the second quarter, and battled it out with the Owls until Kierra Fletcher made the game-winning shot with 1.9 seconds left. Congratulations, Jackets!

Well, this is a fun name. Under Coach Aileen Morales, the Georgia Tech Softball team has had a resurgence, improving in every season since she was hired. The GTAA is apparently looking to capitalize on that success, offering a new booster program called the Mew Crew, with donors receiving guaranteed seating at every Tech home softball game. If you are looking for a Christmas gift for a softball-lover in the Atlanta area, don’t go any further than the link above.

A lawsuit is the last thing Georgia Tech Athletic Director Todd Stansbury wanted for Christmas. Especially from his former employer. Oregon State claims that Stansbury has not been making his buyout payments to them since July of this year, and that he still has $1.4 million left to pay on his buyout. Hopefully, this situation can be resolved quickly, this isn’t something you want sticking around the athletic department.

Question of the Day: What do you think about basketball’s performance coming off the embarrassment vs. Ball State?