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Technical Tidbits 2/25: Georgia Tech Basketball Faces Clemson Tonight

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This is a crucial game for the Jackets.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

After a disheartening loss to Syracuse, Georgia Tech will return home to face the Clemson Tigers (14-12, 8-8) tonight. If Tech wants any shot at a postseason berth, they will need to have dominant performances for the rest of the season. Clemson is having a year like the Jackets, beating Louisville and playing sound defense. The Tigers have also lost some games that they should not have, and are in the middle of the pack in the ACC standings. Tonight’s game tips off at 9 p.m. and can be seen on the ACC Network.

Moses Wright had an incredible game on Saturday against Syracuse, going for 33 points and 10 rebounds. Overall, this season has been an vast improvement for the North Carolina native, as he is averaging seven more points than last season and is earning consistent playing time. Wright’s play is turning heads, and some even feel that it could merit the ACC Most Improved Player award at the end of the season. According to Notre Dame’s Head Coach Mike Brey, Wright will definitely be considered for the award, which would be a big honor for the junior.

The Georgia Tech Baseball team swept Ohio State this weekend, with Baron Radcliff playing a key role in the victories. Radcliff had two home runs and seven RBIs for Tech and that great play earned him ACC Co-Player of the Week. The Jackets will play Gardner-Webb this afternoon at home. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. with the game being streamed on the ACCNX.

This was not a fun article to read. The statistics are just plain awful, and there is a ton of room for improvement for Georgia Tech Football’s special teams this coming season. Field goals, kickoffs, and even punting were all extreme weaknesses for Tech, even with Pressley Harvin III sending footballs down the field. Besides the offensive line, every facet of special teams needs to get better for Tech to see marked improvement as a whole next year.

Although you never want to see a player transfer, sometimes it is just in the player’s best interest. Lucas Johnson’s high school coach felt that Johnson was ready for a change, and that he’s choosing his next school with an eye on the NFL. Johnson plans on announcing where he will be next season sometime in March. Wherever LJ decides to end up, we here at FTRS wish him nothing but the best.

Question of the Day: How did you feel about Georgia Tech’s special teams this past season?