Feb. 2, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Feb. 17 Atlantic Coast Conference game against Virginia Tech has sold out, the fifth game to sell out for the Yellow Jackets this season, the most ever for one season in the five-plus-season history of McCamish Pavilion. The Saturday matinee against the Hokies is set for a noon tipoff.
The sellout means the Yellow Jackets will play before full houses in five consecutive games – Jan. 18 vs. No. 2 Virginia, Jan. 28 vs. No. 18 Clemson, Jan. 31 night vs. Syracuse, Feb. 11 vs. No. 4 Duke and Feb. 17 against Virginia Tech – the first time that has happened since all 13 games of the 2007-08 season sold out at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The most sellouts in a season for Tech since McCamish Pavilion opened had been four in 2011-12, the Yellow Jackets’ first season in the building.
The Virginia Tech game features a giveaway of Iman Shumpert bobblehead figurines to the first 1,000 fans through the doors. Shumpert played for the Yellow Jackets from 2008-11, earning All-ACC and ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2011. He was chosen 17th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, eventually traded to Cleveland in 2015, helping the Cavaliers to an NBA title in 2016.
Georgia Tech’s annual Letterwinners Game will be played on the main floor of McCamish Pavilion following the Virginia Tech game.
Single-game tickets are still available for Tech’s last two home games on March 1 vs. NC State and March 3 vs. Wake Forest.
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, Senior Day