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Technical Tidbits 2/8: Georgia Tech Basketball stages a comeback

It was a thrilling win for the Jackets.

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

To be completely honest, I turned this game off until about four minute mark in the second half. It was that bad, and then all of a sudden I checked my phone, and Tech was only down by 4. This was the type of grit and heart that the Jackets need to bring for the rest of the season if they want to make the NCAA Tournament. G Jose Alvarado came in clutch with 19 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals. He kept Tech motivated throughout the game, even in the depths of a 17-point deficit. G Michael Devoe also had 19 points, with G Jordan Usher not far behind at 16. This was a big, big win for Josh Pastner & co., look for them to build off of it against no. 14 Virginia on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET, RSN).

We could all see this coming, but it was still great reading the news this past weekend. Calvin Johnson will join the NFL Hall of Fame, becoming the third Yellow Jacket of all-time enshrined in Canton. Johnson won during his first year on the ballot, and joins a class that includes Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson. What makes Johnson’s selection even better is that he had all of his accomplishments in just 9 seasons of football for a lackluster team. It speaks to his great abilities. Congratulations, Calvin!

On the flip side of things for Georgia Tech Basketball this weekend, the women’s team was defeated by Wake Forest. The Jackets were up by 7 at the end of the first quarter, but the Demon Deacons clawed back and held the lead for most of the game. Lotta-Maj Lahtinen’s 22 points were not enough to propel the Jackets to a victory; Lorela Cubaj’s 14 rebounds could not get the job done either. Tech’s next game will be even tougher, they have to play no. 1 Louisville on Thursday night (7 pm ET, ACCNX).

The ITA Indoor National Championships were a mixed bag for the Tech Women’s Tennis team. They fell to no. 5 Pepperdine and no. 9 Ohio State, but defeated no. 10 Oklahoma State on Sunday. Tech star, no. 13 Kenya Jones, lost all three of her singles matches on the weekend, but the no. 5 ranked pairing of Jones and Victoria Flores beat all of their doubles opponents. Even with the losses, it is great to get some early-season action against highly ranked opponents. Keep it up, Jackets! The next match is on Thursday against u(sic)GA. What’s the good word?

At least Harrison Butker had a good game for the Chiefs. I was happy though, I pulled for the Bucs.

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