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Technical Tidbits 3/18: Yellow Jackets underdogs against Loyola; Wright out

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NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament- Florida State vs Georgia Tech Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

At the time of writing today’s Tidbits, there wasn’t much going on article-wise (Tech related at least), so despite the AJC paywall, I included a couple of their articles for your viewing pleasure (or not). In case you’ve maxed out your number of free AJC article views for this month, just fire up your Tor Browser — or just don’t read the articles at all.

According to Fanduel the Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team are the likely underdogs in their upcoming game against Loyola Chicago in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Well, I’m not a Fanduel user and don’t know much about their reputation for making predictions, but I’m hoping it’s as good as their ability to get their facts straight. The game isn’t on Saturday as they seem to think it is but is tomorrow. Way to go Fanduel, I hope the predictions mentioned are wrong too, at least the ones that pick Loyola over Tech.

Congratulations to Georgia Tech women’s basketball assistant coach Blanche Alverson. She was recognized by The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association by being named to the WBCA Thirty Under 30. Alverson is in her second season as an assistant with the Yellow Jackets.

In my opinion, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men’s basketball head coach Josh Pastner is due whatever bonuses or salary hikes are coming his way. It’s a pretty remarkable job he’s done getting the team to where it is. Hats off to him and his coaching staff.

This article does a better job at breaking down the numbers behind the Yellow Jackets #9 seeding and just what it means — in a historical context at least. As the article mentions, Tech head coach Josh Pastner is one of nine coaches in this year’s NCAA Tournament who have won a national championship as a player. It will be interesting to see how Pastner’s NCAA Tournament experience as a player translates to his coaching the Yellow Jackets in their first appearance in the postseason under his tenure.

Not the news you want to hear before turning in for the evening. Still have to believe in this team.