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Technical Tidbits 1/14: Georgia Tech Basketball Looks to Continue Run of Good Play

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NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Boston College
Jose Alvarado can rightfully celebrate after Saturday’s win.
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Didn’t it feel nice for the Georgia Tech Basketball team to dominate another ACC team on the road? As Tech fans, we haven’t had that feeling much over the past few years, but we definitely could get used to it. Georgia Tech’s play in the paint over the past few weeks has been absolutely dominant, especially against UNC and Boston College. If James Banks continues to play at a very high level in the paint, this run should be able to continue. I guess we’ll find out Wednesday night at 8:30, when the Jackets return home to face Notre Dame on the ACCN.

Baseball season and Spring will soon be upon us, and with that comes the annual preseason rankings. Even though the Jackets lost key players from last year’s great team, they still entered D1Baseball’s Top 25 as number 19. The Jackets will get to prove (and improve on) that ranking soon, as there are only 32 days until Opening Day on February 14, where Tech will face the St. Peter’s Peacocks. A great way to spend Valentine’s Day if you ask me.

I’m looking forward to Georgia Tech facing Virginia on Saturday, not just because it is a winnable game for the Jackets. The game will also honor the 1990 Final Four Team, with autograph sessions, replica posters, and a halftime ceremony. The 1990 team won the ACC Championship, and even defeated a Shaquille O’Neal led LSU squad on their way to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament. The 1990 squad’s run came to an end against that year’s champions, the UNLV Rebels in the semifinals. Come out and enjoy the festivities Saturday!

The Georgia Tech Tennis team played pretty well this weekend, sweeping Georgia Southern in a doubleheader. It’s a good way to start out the season, with the team preparing for its next big event, the MLK Invitational this weekend.

The Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team almost lost to a very bad Clemson team on Sunday, which blew their chance at being ranked. However the Jackets received votes for the AP poll, and are technically number 29 overall. If Nell Fortner & co. keep up their high level of play, a ranking is surely in the cards in the next couple of weeks.

Question of the Day: What’d you all think of the national championship game last night?