Feb. 15, 2017
THE FLATS – For the third time this season, Georgia Tech will play before a sellout crowd when Syracuse visits McCamish Pavilion for a nationally televised Atlantic Coast Conference game at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening.
Sunday’s game against a resurgent Syracuse team (16-11, 8-6 ACC) is a “Whiteout,” and all fans are encouraged to wear white. Georgia Tech’s legendary “Lethal Weapon 3” unit of Kenny Anderson, Brian Oliver and Dennis Scott, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 1990 Final Four and the ACC Championship, will be honored during the game and will be on hand to sign autographs before the game. The first 2,000 fans entering McCamish Pavilion will receive a free poster commemorating the trio.
“We’re really excited that our fans and our students have come out to support their team in such great numbers this year,” said head coach Josh Pastner. “They have made McCamish Pavilion a great home court for us and have been a huge reason we have been able to win some big games. Having another sellout Sunday night is tremendous.”
Tech has defeated three top-15 teams at home this season — No. 9 North Carolina, No. 6 Florida State and No. 14 Notre Dame.
Tickets are still available for Tech’s final two home games — NC State at 8 p.m. Tuesday night and Pittsburgh at 9 p.m. on Feb. 28 — starting at $25 per ticket. The game against the Panthers will be a “Goldout” (all fans encouraged to wear gold), and the Yellow Jackets will honor their six-man senior class.
Tech’s games against Georgia on Dec. 20 and Notre Dame on Jan. 28 also sold out. It will mark the first time the Yellow Jackets (15-10, 6-6 ACC) have sold out their home arena three times since their first season in McCamish Pavilion, when they played before a full house against Tulane, North Carolina and NC State.
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