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Technical Tidbits 3/19: Georgia Tech begins NCAA Tournament today

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Finally.

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Miami Georgia Tech Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

After a long college basketball season filled with COVID-pauses and heartbreaks, we’ve finally arrived at the NCAA Tournament. For the first time since 2010, our favorite Yellow Jackets are in the Big Dance. Even without ACC Player of the Year Moses Wright, the show will go on for the 9-seed Jackets against the no. 8 seed Loyola Ramblers. This is an extremely tough matchup for the Jackets, as the Ramblers are one of the top defensive teams in the nation. Jose Alvarado will have to show the fire he’s known for if the Jackets want to win this one. You can catch the game at 4 p.m. ET on TBS. Go, Jackets!

While the article above was released on Monday night, it serves as a reminder that the Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team is also playing in the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The no. 5 seeded Jackets will play the no. 12 seed Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks. Like Loyola, the Ladyjacks are criminally under-seeded, holding a 24-2 record with victories over VCU and Auburn. Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU) on Sunday.

After the basketball game, you can catch the Tech Beesball team in action on the ACC Network (6 p.m. ET), playing against Wake Forest. The Jackets are coming off of a series-loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers, but still hold a 9-5 (6-3 ACC) record. The Demon Deacons have not had a great season so far, sitting at 3-6 (1-4 ACC), so it’ll be extremely disappointing if the Jackets come home with anything less than a series victory. Tonight’s game and tomorrow’s game (4 p.m. ET) are both on the ACCN, while Sunday’s afternoon contest (1 p.m. ET) can be found on ACCNX.

The NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships are currently being held in Greensboro, NC, and two Jackets were a part of the competition yesterday. Camryn Hidalgo dove in the 1m event, finishing 22nd overall. Swimmer Brooke Switzer was involved with the 500 free race, ending up no. 42 on the leaderboard. It wasn’t the best day for the Jackets, but they’ll get another shot today. Hidalgo and Switzer will both compete, as well as swimmer McKenzie Campbell.

Just a few more hours.

Question of the Day: Any last minute thoughts or predictions about today’s contest?