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The Yellow Jackets open a two game home-stretch with first game tonight against the Fighting Irish.

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team has a two game home-stretch that begins tonight. Tip-off is set for 8:30 PM tonight as the Yellow Jackets host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. With a win the Yellow Jackets can improve to 9-8 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network. Good luck to the men’s basketball team as they take on Notre Dame this evening.

In more Yellow Jackets men’s basketball news, this article discusses an interesting perspective that has been pushed by head coach Josh Pastner. By performing well in a wide-open ACC, can the Yellow Jackets put forth an argument for a berth to the NCAA tournament? Even though the ACC has not been as strong as it typical is with defending champion Virginia and perennial powerhouse UNC both struggling this year, it does remain one of college basketball’s premier conferences. It seems that whoever does finish strong in the ACC will deserve a shot in the tournament. Hopefully this works out for the Yellow Jackets.

Congratulations to Georgia Tech’s track and field athlete Bria Matthews. She was named a finalist for the 16th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup. As the article points out, Matthews, a senior, has had a wonderful career at Tech. The award would be a great way to top it off. The award ceremony takes place later in the spring.

If you’re planning on attending some of the Yellow Jackets’ baseball games this season, this may be a great opportunity to book your tickets. The team announced some new ticket packages that are available for fans to purchase. More information is available in the article. The Yellow Jackets are ranked No. 19 going into the preseason.

Speaking of rankings, who says they really even matter, at least not until the end of the season, right? Georgia Tech’s first-year women’s basketball coach Nell Fortner has a wonderful response to her Yellow Jackets team not being ranked -- despite having already defeated two top 25 teams this season. In my opinion, the team deserves it and the national pollsters obviously don’t know [Steppenwolf] from Shinola.

As the article points out, the Georgia Tech football team very well could open up their 2020 season against four-time three-time national champion Clemson. We should know soon as the conference schedule will be released later this month.