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Technical Tidbits 1/25: Georgia Tech drops tight one to no. 13 Virginia

This puts a dent in Tech’s tournament hopes.

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

Even though they got up by sizeable margins at times, the Georgia Tech Basketball team could not finish the job against the no. 13 Virginia Cavaliers. The Jackets had a great shooting night (60% from three) and only had six turnovers (gone are the days of 15+ turnovers). G Jose Alvarado led Tech with 20 points, while F Moses Wright contributed 13 points and 5 blocks. A win here would have bolstered Tech’s NCAA Tournament portfolio, but you cannot complain too much about a two-point loss to a top-15 team. The Jackets are scheduled to play Duke tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN).

The death of Atlanta Braves great Henry “Hank” Aaron saddened the entire sports world. Aaron was a trailblazer, he broke records while having his life threatened constantly because of his race. Aaron also worked tirelessly for civil rights throughout his lifetime. Georgia Tech’s Football team will be doing the right thing this season by temporarily retiring Aaron’s number. According to the article above, the team will also find ways to learn about Aaron’s work in the fight for civil rights across the nation. This is a great way to honor a great man.

The Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team had a much better weekend than the men’s team. Nell Fortner’s crew was able to beat the Florida State Seminoles after going down early (it was a reverse of the men’s game). Kierra Fletcher had 18 points to pace the Jackets, and as a team Tech had 22 more rebounds than the ‘Noles did. This was a strong, fighting performance from the Jackets, they’re currently solo third in the ACC. On Thursday, Tech will head to Miami, tipping off at 6 p.m. ET (ACCN).

In a stirring match, the Tech Women’s Tennis team established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the national stage. After knocking off no. 14 South Carolina on Saturday in a tight match, the Jackets turned around and did the same yesterday, this time against highly-ranked Duke. Three of Tech’s individuals upset ranked Duke opponents, including unranked Ava Hrastar, who beat no. 28 Georgia Drummy. This weekend was a great success for the tennis team, with their wins qualifying them for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Tomorrow, they’ll take to the courts against Georgia State. Congratulations and good luck, Jackets!

Good luck to former Georgia Tech DL/OL Jahaziel Lee in his next destination: Utah State. Lee played four seasons for the Jackets, with his 2019 campaign cut short due to injury.

Question of the Day: What do you think of Georgia Tech’s basketball performance against Virginia?