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Technical Tidbits 12/18: Georgia Tech Basketball Has a Big Weekend Ahead

Two games on the slate.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Nebraska Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

After a tough loss against Florida State Tuesday night, Georgia Tech’s Men’s Basketball team is back in action tonight and Sunday. The Jackets will play Florida A&M this evening at 7 p.m. ET (RSN). The Rattlers haven’t had a great season so far, with big losses to Oregon (21) and Oklahoma (31), and only a 10-point loss to georgia. According to the article above, Florida A&M is coached by Robert McCullum, who was an assistant at Tech from 2010-2011. On Sunday, Tech will take on Delaware State (6 p.m. ET, ACCN), the Hornets are 0-1 on the year. These are two must-win games for the Jackets, if either one of these are lost they’ll need a very good ACC run to make the NCAA Tournament.

Georgia Tech LB Quez Jackson had a breakout year playing beside senior LB David Curry. The junior finished second on the team in tackles (80), had a sack, and intercepted the ball twice. Jackson’s play turned some heads, as he was recently featured in an article by NFL Draft Diamonds. Jackson spoke about his style of play, the rigor of the ACC, and the draft buzz that’s come about after his play this season. Give it a read!

In Tech Football personnel news, QB Demetrius Knight is being moved back to his original position. Knight was recruited by former coach Paul Johnson as a QB for his option offense, but was moved by current coach Geoff Collins to linebacker. With the transfers of quarterbacks James Graham and Tucker Gleason, and the addition of only one quarterback in the 2021 class (Chayden Peery), the move is a smart one for depth purposes in the quarterback room.

Even though the Georgia Tech Men’s Swimming and Diving team has not competed in a meet since mid-November, the team moved up from no. 22 to no. 17 in the CSCAA’s rankings. This has been a good season for the Jackets, with multiple school records broken and a NCAA qualification by diver Jacob Kreider. Keep it up, Jackets!

It’s that time of year.

Question of the Day: What do you think about the Tech basketball team so far this season?