This was a great way to end the basketball season. Even with no chance at an ACC Tournament berth, Georgia Tech fought until the very end and scraped a victory out against Clemson. Michael Devoe scored 20 points to pace the Jackets (and made the winning basket). In his final game as a Yellow Jacket, James Banks led the team in rebounds with nine. It feels strange ending the season with no chance to, “Survive and Advance,” but, you have to pay for your crimes somehow. Next season will be a make or break year for Josh Pastner, with his job hanging in the balance. I’m already looking forward to it (not the potential firing part).
This is a very interesting article by the much beloved Mark Bradley of the AJC. In it, he praises Tech’s season performance, but also puts it into perspective. The Jackets did finish at no. 5 in the ACC with a winning record, but it was during a historic down year for the entire league. Tech looks to be on the upswing for next year, but as we all know, that feeling can change in an instant. This article is definitely worth a read as you close the book on Tech’s basketball season, and begin to focus all of your energy on the Beesball team.
Over the weekend, the Georgia Tech Baseball team faced off against the Virginia Tech Hokies. Tech took the first two games, winning 4-3 on Friday and coming back from an early deficit to win 7-5 on Saturday. On Sunday, the game was back and fourth and went to extra innings, with VPISU scoring an unearned run in the top of the tenth inning that the Jackets couldn’t counter. This series takes Tech to 10-5 overall (2-1 ACC), as they head west to face Auburn on Tuesday. First pitch for that game will be at 7 p.m. and can be seen on SECN+.
It looked like a possible upset was in the making Friday night in Greensboro, but unfortunately for Georgia Tech another win against N.C. State just wasn’t in the cards. Kierra Fletcher and Francesca Pan led the Jackets with 15 points each, with Fletcher leading Tech in rebounds with nine. Tech held substantial leads throughout the first half (up 14 at one point), but N.C. State clawed their way back and took the game from the Jackets. Tech will most likely not make the NCAA Tournament, but will probably be a high seed in the WNIT. The bracket for that tournament will be announced on March 16, after the NCAAT bracket is released.
QB Lucas Johnson announced that he would be transferring from Tech in early January, and just over two months later, Johnson let the world know that he would be heading home to play for the San Diego State Aztecs next season. Before Johnson committed to Tech, he was committed to SDSU, and went to high school only 20 minutes from their campus. Johnson should compete for the Aztecs’ starting QB job this fall. Congratulations, Lucas, we wish you nothing but the best!
Question of the Day: What did you think about Tech’s basketball season?