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Technical Tidbits 2/17: No game for Georgia Tech Basketball today

Boston College has COVID-19 issues.

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

COVID-19 has caused even more basketball scheduling issues, but this time the virus is not within Georgia Tech. Boston College, the team Tech was supposed to play today, has a positive test and players quarantining within their program. This comes on the heels of the Eagles firing their head coach, Jim Christian, last weekend. The game would have been a prime opportunity for another Tech win, bolstering their slim NCAA Tournament hopes. Even though there will not be a win today, the break is needed coming off of a three-game stretch last week. Tech’s next game is on Saturday in Miami, the Jackets tip off against the Hurricanes at 12 p.m. ET (RSN).

The Tech Women’s Basketball team started off their week well with a win against the Miami Hurricanes. Tech had a great game from the start, quickly establishing a lead that held throughout the entire game. Kierra Fletcher and Nerea Hermosa led Tech in scoring with 15 points each, while Eylia Love led the team in rebounds with 9. Tech needs to play just as well in their next game against the Florida State Seminoles tomorrow night (6 p.m. ET, ACCN). ESPN still has the Jackets as a no. 5 seed, currently in Region One (UCONN is the one seed).

After starting out 5-0, the ACC is rightfully recognizing some players from the Tech Softball team. Sophomore Emma Kauf went 9-13 on the weekend, with four doubles and six walks. Kauf also had two home runs in the first five games. She was given ACC Player of the Week for her incredible performances. The other Jacket recognized is Blake Neleman, a pitcher who had 29 strikeouts and three complete games this past weekend. Neleman is also a sophomore, allowing just one earned run in her three games. She was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week. Tech continues the season with their first ACC games this coming weekend. They play three games against Florida State on Thursday and Friday and three games against Clemson Saturday and Sunday. Good luck, Jackets!

If you didn’t get a chance to catch Georgia Tech G Michael Devoe on “Packer and Durham” yesterday, a video of the interview is at the link above. Devoe is having a good season so far, averaging 13.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He will need to continue that good play in order for the Jackets to make the NCAA Tournament. Take a look at the interview!

The money for the Mac Nease Baseball Park renovations seems to have been well-spent. Everything looks great! First pitch is this Friday at 4 p.m. ET (ACCNX) against Eastern Kentucky.

Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on the men’s basketball team’s chances for the NCAA Tournament?