Jackets Announce 2018-19 Pre-Conference Slate

Georgia Tech entertains Georgia for its bi-annual visit Dec. 22 among nine home games, and the Yellow Jackets also take on 2018 NCAA Sweet 16 team Tennessee, Northwestern from the Big Ten and St. John’s from the Big East in the team’s 2018-19 pre-conference schedule announced Tuesday.

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Head coach Josh Pastner’s third Tech team opens the regular season Nov. 9 at McCamish Pavilion against Lamar, which went 19-14 last season and played in the postseason CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The Yellow Jackets then travel to Tennessee, ranked No. 5 in ESPN’s “Way-too-Early Top 25” for next season, on Nov. 13, before returning home to face East Carolina (Nov. 16), UT-Rio Grande Valley (Nov. 21) and Prairie View A&M (Nov. 23) in succession at McCamish Pavilion.

Tech is back on the road for the next two games, visiting Northwestern on Nov. 28 for the teams’ fourth meeting in the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge and then traveling to Miami to face St. John’s in the Hoophall Miami Invitational. Both of those games will receive national television coverage on one of the ESPN networks.

Then it’s back home to McCamish Pavilion for five games, leading into the start of Atlantic Coast Conference play, against Florida A&M (Dec. 9), Gardner-Webb (Dec. 17), Georgia (Dec. 22), Kennesaw State (Dec. 28) and USC Upstate (Jan. 2).

Tech still has one more non-conference game to schedule, which will be slotted into the bye date during the Yellow Jackets’ ACC schedule, opponent and date to be determined. The complete schedule with ACC dates, times and television assignments will be announced in late August or early September.

The Yellow Jackets’ ACC slate features games against NCAA Tournament teams Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech, as well as traditional rival Notre Dame, Boston College, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest in McCamish Pavilion, where Tech sold out five games last season and has won 43 games over the past three seasons.

Season ticket prices start at $290, which is less than $15 per game. Other great benefits of purchasing season tickets include participating in an exclusive season ticket holder event with Coach Pastner and the team, priority access to purchase single-game and postseason tickets, season parking options and more. Click here to see the entire list of benefits.

Pastner welcomes back six of the Yellow Jackets’ top nine players from last season, centered around a promising sophomore group that includes point guard Jose Alvarado (Brooklyn, N.Y.), wing guard Curtis Haywood II (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and forwards Evan Cole (Cumming, Ga.) and Moses Wright (Raleigh, N.C.), as well as veteran seniors Brandon Alston (Vienna, Va.) and Abdoulaye Gueye (Dakar, Senegal) and transfer guard Shembari Phillips (Atlanta, Ga.). Tech also welcomes a freshman class ranked No. 41 in the nation and includes four-star guard Michael Devoe (Orlando, Fla.) and three-star forwards Khalid Moore (New York, N.Y.) and Kristian Sjolund (Katy, Texas).

 

GEORGIA TECH 2018-19 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Nov. 3      Florida Tech (exhibition)

Nov. 9      Lamar

Nov. 13    at Tennessee

Nov. 16    East Carolina

Nov. 21    UT-Rio Grande Valley

Nov. 23    Prairie View A&M

Nov. 28    at Northwestern (ACC-Big Ten Challenge)

Dec. 1      vs. St. John’s (Hoophall Miami Invitational, Miami, Fla.)

Dec. 9      Florida A&M

Dec. 17    Gardner-Webb

Dec. 22    Georgia

Dec. 28    Kennesaw State

Jan. 2       USC Upstate

 

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