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Technical Tidbits 2/3: Jose Alvarado pushes Georgia Tech forward

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The point guard trying to make his first NCAA Tourney.

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

Jose Alvarado has been the critical player for the Georgia Tech Basketball team since arriving on the Flats in 2017. If Alvarado plays well, the Jackets play well, if he doesn’t, Tech doesn’t. It’s been especially clear when Alvarado is hurt or off the court (not that he sits much). Unfortunately for Alvarado, he has not made a NCAA Tournament as a Yellow Jacket, and that window is closing rapidly during his senior season. Tech just needs to win more games, and as the article above points out, that’s all Alvarado wants to do. You can catch Alvarado and the rest of the Jackets this Saturday against Notre Dame (8 p.m. ET, ACCN).

More details of Georgia Tech Football’s 2021 schedule were released yesterday. The Jackets will be facing the UNC Tar Heels at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 25, this is the first game of a six-year partnership between Tech and MBS. The series is called “Mayhem at MBS” and was scheduled to include Notre Dame last year, before COVID-19 derailed everything. Now, Tech’s opponents in the series are set except for 2025 and 2026. The Jackets will play Clemson (2022) and Louisville (2023) in Chik-Fil-A Kickoff Games and Notre Dame in October, 2024. UNC should be a big attendance draw, hopefully the game brings in a lot of money for the GTAA.

The Tech Women’s Basketball team is having its best season in a long time. The Jackets are still third in the ACC, and beat the no. 4 team in the conference last night. Tech dispatched the Syracuse Orange behind Lorela Cubaj’s 21 points. It helped that Tech had very few fouls, only sending the Orange to the line for four free throws. ESPN currently projects the Jackets as a 5-seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. They can try and improve their seeding potential with a victory over Clemson tomorrow (7 p.m. ET, ACCNX).

We’re just over two weeks out from the start of the Georgia Tech Baseball season. So, to satiate everyone’s appetite for America’s pastime, the team revealed new uniforms they will wear this year. They’re all gold, and have wonderful lettering on the chest. They’re a great throwback-look, I can’t wait to see them at the Rusty C!

It looks like Kyle McCann is making an impression in the Oakland A’s organization. McCann has been invited to their spring training this year. While he most likely will not be called up to “The Show,” participating in spring training is a great way to develop skills against top-talent.

Question of the Day: What are your thoughts about the choice of UNC for the MBS game this season!