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Technical Tidbits 12/30: Men’s Basketball Opens ACC Conference Play Tonight Against UNC

The Yellow Jackets host the Tar Heels with tip-off set for 8PM; Harvin named First Team AP All-American

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

The honors and recognition keeps pouring in for Pressley Harvin III. The Yellow Jackets highly esteemed punter was named to the first-team AP All-America. As the article states, he is the 20th Yellow Jacket to have received the honor and the first to have done so since defensive end Derrick Morgan was named to the team during the 2009 season. Harvin is also one of three finalists for the 2020 Ray Guy Award. If you read some of the statistics mentioned in the article it’s clear why Harvin is one of the nation’s leading punters and considered by many to be one of the best prospects. Congratulations to Harvin on this latest recognition.

The North Carolina Tar Heels have four players who are 6’10” or taller that they rotate as the article mentions. And this is going to be significant for Moses Wright and the Yellow Jackets who face off against UNC tonight. The main gist of this article focuses on the smaller sized players that Tech head coach Josh Pastner has been playing. This could come with some consequences, particularly on defense and when it comes to rebounding. However, the advantage could be that the Yellow Jackets will be faster than their opponent and hopefully this can potentially create more shooting opportunities, particularly at the perimeter. This of course will mean added pressure on the Yellow Jackets to shoot better than they have in earlier games. Tonight’s tip-off is set for 8:00 PM.

The Yellow Jackets are the underdog going into tonight’s game with the Tar Heels. As the article points out, the odds makers have the Yellow Jackets at +3. Tech is 4-3 on the season and UNC is 5-3. This will be the Yellow Jackets first ACC game of the season. Tip-off is set for 8:00 PM at McCamish Pavilion. #GoJackets