Nov. 6, 2014
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech faces its first outside competition in a public setting Friday night when the Yellow Jackets take on Clayton State from nearby Morrow, Ga., at McCamish Pavilion. The Lakers are a Division II team playing in the Peach Belt Conference.
Tech, 16-17 and 6-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference a year ago, is in its final week of pre-season practice before opening its fourth season under head coach Brian Gregory next Friday (Nov. 14, 7 p.m.) at home against Georgia. Clayton State went 10-16 overall last season and 6-13 in the Peach Belt in its first season under head coach Paul Harrison.
Friday’s game will be broadcast on Tech’s student radio station, WREK-FM (91.1). Single-game tickets are available at the box office for $5.
This is the fourth time Tech has played an exhibition game against a member of the Peach Belt Conference. The Yellow Jackets defeated Young Harris, 90-53, last year, and in past seasons has faced USC-Aiken and Augusta State (now GRU Augusta).
Tech is 9-0 in exhibition games since 2004-05, when the NCAA outlawed playing traveling teams of former college players. The Jackets have twice gone to overtime to win during that time – 2009 vs. IUPUI and 2010 vs. Clark Atlanta.
Tech has been picked to finish 13th in the ACC this season by media attending the recent Operation Basketball media day in Charlotte and by Blue Ribbon Basketball Yearbook.
Parking for the exhibition game on Friday will be available on Fowler Street (between 6th St. & 8th St.), East O’Keefe (E63) and in Peters Parking Deck (E52) beginning at 5:00 p.m. Click here to view a map of parking zones.
Patrons with a season parking pass in McCamish, East O’Keefe and FS ADA have been issued a special parking pass for the exhibition game.
Regular parking operation resumes for the regular-season opener vs. Georgia on November 14.
TWO JACKETS SELECTED IN D-LEAGUE DRAFT
Former Georgia Tech stars Kammeon Holsey and Mfon Udofia were both selected in last week’s NBA D-League Draft. Holsey, who graduated last spring and has been playing professionally in Colombia, was taken with the 11th pick in the third round by the Grand Rapids Drive, a Detroit Pistons affiliate, while Udofia, who played last season for the D-League’s Delaware 87ers, went in the seventh round (second pick) to the Austin Spurs, an affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs.
Georgia Tech game notes
Listen live on WREK-FM (91.1)
Tech counting on 3 young point guards – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Wish list for Tech in 2014-15 – Ramblinwreck.com
Charles Mitchell’s wait is over – Ramblinwreck.com
Travis is back – Ramblinwreck.com
Focused on toughness – Ramblinwreck.com
ABOUT GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL
Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is beginning its fourth year under head coach Brian Gregory. The Yellow Jackets have been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, won three ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993), played in the NCAA Tournament 16 times and played in two Final Fours (1990, 2004). Connect with Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball on social media by liking their Facebook Page, or following on Twitter (@GTMBK).