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Technical Tidbits 1/10: Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Upsets #11 FSU

A big win in Nell Fortner’s first season.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 09 Women’s Georgia Tech at Florida State Photo by David Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Jackets took advantage of FSU’s 21 turnovers in last night’s game and held on after the Seminoles cut the lead to three at one point in the second half. This is a statement win for the women’s basketball team. Nell Fortner has done an incredible job in her first season at Georgia Tech. She came into the job with low expectations after MaChelle Joseph was fired and two of Tech’s top players transferred to Louisville, but has continually worked magic. The Jackets are well on their way to being ranked, and unless the team completely goes off the rails, look for this team to be playing in the NCAA Tournament come March.

Even though Georgia Tech lost to Duke on Wednesday night, they kept it close for most of the evening and played some of their best basketball so far this year. A big part of that was the play of G Jose Alvarado, who had 18 points along with five assists and two steals for the Jackets. The team has looked noticeably better since the Brooklyn native came back from injury, especially in the energy part of the game. Alvarado is the team’s emotional leader, so let’s hope the fire and passion continues as Tech makes a push towards the tournament.

I know most of the FTRS readership does not appreciate Mark Bradley’s writing, but in this article he puts a positive spin on the Georgia Tech Basketball program. He even feels that a NCAA Tournament berth isn’t out of reach for the Jackets. As long as Alvarado continues to play well, I think I agree with Bradley. This is a pretty good basketball team, but it needs to take advantage of its upcoming schedule and play at a high level to make waves for an at-large NCAA Tourney bid.

I’ve been enjoying the recent, “5 Minutes with...” series that the Tech basketball team has been putting out. You get a chance to learn some interesting information about the players, and this week it’s sophomore F Khalid Moore. I learned that Khalid Moore enjoys buying clothes and is modeling his game around Kevin Durant and Paul George. I wonder who will be featured next?

Although three-star CB Javon Bullard got Georgia Tech’s name wrong, he would still be a nice addition to the recruiting class of 2021. If Geoff Collins can beat out some of the other schools on the list (mainly Alabama and Auburn), it would help to show that he’s truly serious about recruiting in Atlanta.

Question of the Day: How do you feel about Mark Bradley’s article?