THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Atlantic Coast Conference games against No. 2-ranked Virginia and No. 5 Duke have sold out. The Yellow Jackets will hold a “Goldout” for Thursday night’s game against the Cavaliers and Tech fans are asked to wear their Gold for the 8 p.m. tip at McCamish Pavilion. The Duke game is set for 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11.
Virginia is the highest ranked team to play at McCamish Pavilion, in its sixth season as Georgia Tech’s home arena, and the Cavaliers are the highest ranked team Tech has hosted since top-ranked North Carolina came to Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 16, 2008. The Yellow Jackets are 9-2 against ACC teams in head coach Josh Pastner‘s tenure, and have a 5-1 record against top-25 teams in its home building.
“”We’re thrilled that McCamish Pavilion will be full for these two games,” said head coach Josh Pastner. “Our fans, and our students especially, give us a tremendous homecourt advantage, and we thank them for coming out.”
Tech heads into Thursday night’s game on a four-game winning streak, which matches the longest under Pastner, and is off to a 3-1 start in the ACC (tied for third place) for the first time since the 2003-04 season.
Single-game tickets are still available for the rest Tech’s remaining home games, each game featuring a popular promotion.
Jan. 28 vs. Clemson (6 p.m.) — Free Chris Bosh replica jerseys to the first 2,000 fans
Jan. 31 vs. Syracuse (8 p.m.) — Whiteout
Feb. 17 vs. Virginia Tech (12 p.m.) — Free Iman Shumpert bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans, annual Letterwinners Game
March 1 vs. NC State (8 p.m.) — Isma’il Muhammad Dunk Posters
March 3 vs. Wake Forest (12 p.m.) — B.J. “Respect Your Elder” T-Shirts
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