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Technical Tidbits 11/26: Tech Opens Season With Quadruple Overtime Thanksgiving Eve Thriller

The Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team opened the season in exciting fashion but with an unfortunate finish.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 02 Georgia Tech at North Carolina Photo by Chris Rodier/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Today is Thanksgiving so first things first, Happy Thanksgiving! Though this one may be different from other years because of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects, it doesn’t change the importance of the holiday and its bigger meaning. If you’re reading this, here’s wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday. Now let’s get into today’s Tidbits.

Good news for the Yellow Jackets women’s basketball team. They opened up their season with a convincing rout of Georgia State. The Yellow Jackets led throughout most of the game. By the time the final buzzer sounded Tech would win the game 62-38. The women’s team will play their second game of the season on Sunday the 29th when they host another non conference team and another in-state rival, none other than u(sic)GA. #THWG

While the women’s basketball team led throughout most of their game against Georgia State, the men’s team didn’t fare as well. By halftime they were down 38-31. However, in the second half they were able to rally back. It turned out to be a long game ending in quadruple overtime - the first in Tech’s history. Unfortunately, the Yellow Jackets came up short 123-120.

The Yellow Jackets picked up a key commitment yesterday. As the article states, because of Will Muschamp’s departure from the University of South Carolina and the uncertainty that follows the coaching situation there, recent USC commit Trenilyas Tatum has decided to commit to Georgia Tech instead. Tatum is a four-star linebacker from Mt. Zion High School in Jonesboro, GA. He was heavily recruited by Tech head coach Geoff Collins and his coaching staff. It’s great that he will be ending up on The Flats.

This one goes without saying, but I’ll ask anyway, do you think Calvin Johnson is a first-ballot hall of famer?