Nov. 14, 2010
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech plays its first road game of the 2010-11 season Monday night when the Yellow Jackets visit Kennesaw State. The game tips off at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised regionally on FS South and FS Florida.
The Yellow Jackets, 1-0 following a 52-39 homecourt win over Charleston Southern Friday night, return two starters and eight letterwinners from a team that won three games in the ACC Tournament to reach the championship game, then won their first-round game in the NCAA Tournament. Tech has been picked to finish ninth in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Owls, who defeated Georgia Southwestern, 82-62, in their opener Friday night, return four starters and seven letterwinners from a team that went 13-20 overall and finished eighth in the Atlantic Sun with a 7-13 mark. KSU is in its second season as a full-fledged Division I program.
The Jackets begin the season by playing four games in an eight-day span. After Monday night’s game, Tech returns home to face Albany Wednesday and Niagara Friday in the Legends Classic regional round.
Tech head coach Paul Hewitt is beginning his 11th season at Tech, the third-longest tenure of any ACC head coach behind Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (30th season) and Maryland’s Gary Williams (22nd season), and has an record of 178-144.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-0, 0-0 ACC) vs. Kennesaw State Owls (1-0, 0-0 Atlantic Sun)
Date: Monday, November 15, 2010
Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. Eastern time
Site: KSU Convocation Center, Kennesaw, Ga. (capacity 4,800)
Television: FS South/FS Florida – Bob Rathbun, play-by-play; Larry Conley, color
Radio: Georgia Tech/ISP Sports Network, live on flagship station WQXI-AM (790 the Zone) and WYAY-FM (106.7) – Wes Durham, play-by-play; Randy Waters, color.
Satellite Radio: XM Ch. 193
Series: Tech leads 1-0
Series vs. Kennesaw State
Georgia Tech is making its first-ever visit to Kennesaw State, and the Owls are hosting an Atlantic Coast Conference team for the first time..
Tech defeated Kennesaw State, 80-55, at Alexander Memorial Coliseum last December in the first regular-season meeting between the two teams. The Jackets and Owls also faced each other in an exhibition game on November of 2004, an 80-60 Tech win at home.
The Jackets have a 37-23 record against the current membership of the Atlantic Sun Conference, 42 of those meetings against Mercer, whom the Jackets will host on Dec. 31.
This will be Tech’s 11th road game on the homecourt of a so-called “non-BCS” team during the tenure of head coach Paul Hewitt. The Yellow Jackets are 8-2 in such games under Hewitt, and have won their last five.
Tech played two such games last year, at Chattanooga and at Charlotte, both wins. The two losses occurred at Air Force (2005) and Tulane (2003).