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Technical Tidbits 3/5: Georgia Tech Basketball hopes for double-bye

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The Jackets close out the regular season against Wake Forest, a win would put them in a decent position for an ACC Tournament double-bye.

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It all comes down to this, a double-bye in the ACC Tournament hangs in the balance of tonight’s Georgia Tech game against Wake Forest. The Jackets will tip-off in Winston-Salem at 8 p.m. ET on the ACCN. On paper, the Jackets are favored, with Wake Forest having an off year under first-year Head Coach Steve Forbes. Hopefully, Tech will have a decent lead throughout the game in order to give players like Jose Alvarado, Michael Devoe, and Moses Wright some much needed rest for the postseason. With a win tonight, and a Louisville loss tomorrow (vs. UVA, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN2), Tech will secure an ACC Tournament double-bye for the first time ever. Good luck, Jackets!

Another big sporting event for the Tech community this weekend is the Beesball team’s series against no. 1 Louisville. It will be crucial to at least take a game off of the Cardinals after Wednesday’s shellacking at the hands of Georgia State. The loss to the Panthers most likely left a bad taste in Tech’s mouths, so they should be looking to strike back against a highly-ranked opponent. Louisville has had its own troubles this year, losing a game each to Western Illinois and Morehead State. Friday (4 p.m. ET) and Saturday’s (2 p.m. ET) games will be on the ACCNX, but Sunday’s contest can be seen at 3 p.m. ET on the ACC Network.

The AI 2020 fundraising drive for the GTAA has finished up, and it was extremely successful. The original goal was $125 million over the course of 3 years, but the GTAA ended up pulling in $175.39 million in the midst of a global pandemic. The focus of the fundraiser, facilities, received more than enough money ($102.23 million) for each construction project aligned with AI 2020. These new facilities will pay dividends in recruiting and performance for all Tech sports for years to come. Scholarship endowments, another important factor of the fundraiser, will also receive a big boost with $37.75 million raised. Good work, Tech supporters!

This is not necessarily the design I would have chosen for a shirt, but I’ll support anything that celebrates Calvin Johnson!

Question of the Day: Any predictions for tonight’s basketball game?