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Technical Tidbits 2/13: Georgia Tech Upsets #5 Louisville 64-58

The biggest win of the year for the Jackets.

NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

As much as Georgia Tech wanted to give the game away in the final minutes, Louisville luckily wasn’t able to take away the Jackets’ lead. Tech held a lead throughout the game, with Jose Alvarado scoring 18 points for the Jackets. This was the biggest win of the season for the Josh Pastner & co., and the first time in 18 games that Tech beat a ranked team. Up next, the Jackets will head to Winston-Salem, NC to face Wake Forest on Wednesday. The game tips off at 7 p.m. on a RSN. Go, Jackets!

Georgia Tech Baseball starts their season tomorrow, but yesterday announced that junior SS Luke Waddell would be this year’s captain. According to the article, Waddell is only the fourth Jacket to be named solo captain since 1980. I’m not really sure what the captain in baseball does, but regardless, it is still a very high honor to be named to the position by your teammates. This really shows that Waddell is a great leader that is poised to help take the Jackets far into the NCAA Tournament this summer. Congratulations, Luke!

This article gives insight on three groups that Geoff Collins & co. will target in the 2021 recruiting class. The three are offensive line, defensive line, and safety. I’m not surprised about the first two, as they were definitely positions of weakness this past season, and currently have depth issues. Safeties being named as a possible focus of recruiting confused me, but it does make sense with Tariq Carpenter being a senior and Juanyeh Thomas being a junior this year. Collins’ incredible class of 2020 will be tough to top, but if Tech puts forth a good product on the field, there’s no reason why the class of 2021 can’t be better.

Bubba Parham has not had the best season for Georgia Tech so far, only averaging 5.8 points a game after transferring in from VMI. For the Keydets, Parham was a top scorer that averaged 21.4 points per game in 2018-19. At times, it’s been clear that he’s still adjusting to the fast pace of the ACC, but is slowly getting used to the change. This article does a good job of profiling Parham, and gives his perspective on the differences between the SoCon and ACC. It’s from earlier this week, but is still worth a read.

The Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team sits squarely on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. A win tonight against Virginia Tech would be a huge boost to the Jackets’ chances, as the Hokies are currently 17-6, with a 7-5 record in the ACC. You can watch the game, which tips off at 7 p.m., on ACCNX. Go, Jackets!

Question of the Day: What did you think of the Tech basketball game last night?