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Technical Tidbits 2/1: Georgia Tech Basketball breaks out of slump

They have a chance to start a winning streak this afternoon against Louisville.

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

Well, they did it. After two extremely close losses to Virginia and Duke, the Georgia Tech Basketball team broke out of its slump with an upset victory over no. 16 Florida State. The trio of Moses Wright, Jose Alvarado, and Michael Devoe all had huge games for the Jackets. Wright had 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 steals, Alvarado had 21 points and 5 steals, and Devoe had 19 points with 8 rebounds. These three performances pushed the Jackets ahead when the Seminoles fought to retake the lead late in the game. Tech is now in a better NCAA Tournament position, but must win some more games to solidify a spot in the Big Dance.

A great way to build off of Saturday’s win is by winning this afternoon’s make-up game against no. 25 Louisville. The game was originally scheduled for January 9, but COVID-19 had other plans. Unfortunately for Tech, Louisville is coming off of an off-weekend, while the Jackets will be coming off of an emotional high and a trip from Atlanta to Louisville. I’d expect Tech to come out sluggish, but snap into gear after a few minutes before the game gets out of hand. Hopefully, Wright and Alvarado did not forget their A-game in Atlanta. If you’d like to watch the game instead of work, tip-off is at 2 p.m. ET on the ACC Network.

Sebastian Sagar was one of the only class of 2021 commits that did not sign with Georgia Tech in the December early signing period. It turns out that Sagar will not be signing with Georgia Tech at all. The Grayson High School (GA) player announced his decommitment from the Jackets last night. Sagar is a three-star linebacker according to 247Sports (.8357 composite) and a two-star by Rivals’ standards (5.4 rating). With the decommitment of Sagar, Tech now has just three linebackers incoming: Trenilyas Tatum, Ayinde Eley, and Kevin Harris. Best of luck, Sebastian!

The Tech Women’s Tennis team had a successful weekend, beating Kennesaw State, UAB, and Auburn. On Friday, the Jackets had little trouble beating the Owls and the Blazers, dispatching both in 5-2 games. Sunday was the same story, this time against the Auburn Tigers. In their third-straight 5-2 victory, Tech’s national no. 5 doubles team (Kenya Jones/Victoria Flores) beat the no. 11 doubles team in the nation. While no. 123 Gia Cohen was beat in singles, the rest of the team picked up the slack. Tech will now play in the 2021 ITA National Team Indoor Championships this weekend at Oklahoma State. Good luck, Jackets!

The college football season may have just ended, but at the same time it’s also just beginning.

Question of the Day: Any predictions for today’s game against Louisville?