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Technical Tidbits 2/10: Georgia Tech Basketball looks for an upset victory

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The Jackets play Virginia tonight.

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

It is becoming crunch time for the Tech Men’s Basketball team, every game seems to count extra at this point in the season. Tonight’s matchup against Virginia is an important one, a win keeps them in the NCAA Tournament conversation, while a loss might be enough to push them off the bubble and into the NIT. A win tonight would also start Tech’s four game, seven day period on a high note. Luckily, only one of the games in the period is away (Clemson on Friday), and it’s a short trip to South Carolina. You can catch tonight’s game at 7 p.m. ET on a RSN. Good luck, Jackets!

Russ Chandler Stadium’s renovations have finished, and with the renovations comes a new name: Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium. Mac Nease was a Tech baseball player in the 1960’s and contributed a “significant portion of the $13.5 million needed for Phase I and II of the renovations.” This is a big gift from Nease, who along with other former players (like Mark Teixeira), are investing in the future success of Tech baseball. The new locker room and training area, along with premium seats, will be a draw for many years to come. You can see the renovated baseball park for yourself next Friday, Opening Day. Tech will play Eastern Kentucky at 4 p.m. ET.

The Tech Women’s Tennis team is not the only one with players getting recognized by the ACC. Men’s Tennis player Andres Martin is the ACC Co-Player of the Week, along with Miami’s Adria Soriano Barrera. Martin beat the no. 9 player in the nation from the school in Athens last Friday. While the Jackets lost both overall matches, beating the no. 9 player in the nation is no small feat, and the ACC recognition is well deserved. This weekend, Tech will play Georgia State on Friday and The Citadel on Sunday. It should be exciting!

The GTAA’s quarterly magazine has been released for winter 2021. The feature article is about everyone’s favorite punter, Pressley Harvin III, and his experiences on and off the football field. There are also stories about Tech F Moses Wright and women’s basketball star Lotta-Maj Lahtinen. The magazine is at the link above.

Tech’s loss to Wake Forest on Sunday did not seem to hurt their NCAA Tournament stock too much in the eyes of ESPN’s prognosticators.

Question of the Day: What is your prediction for tonight’s matchup against the Cavaliers?