Feb. 6, 2015
THE FLATS – Saturday’s Wake Forest men’s basketball game is part of Georgia Tech’s annual Letterwinners Weekend festivities, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of Georgia Tech’s first trip to the Final Four in 1990.
Most of the members of that team, including head coach Bobby Cremins and all five starters, will be on hand for a halftime recognition of the 25th anniversary of that team’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, which was the second in Tech history, and their run through the NCAA Tournament to the Final Four in Denver, Tech’s first appearance in college basketball’s pinnacle event.
Scheduled to appear from that team are the “Lethal Weapon 3” unit of Brian Oliver, Dennis Scott and Kenny Anderson as well as starting post players Malcolm Mackey and Johnny McNeil.
The Yellow Jackets finished that season 28-7, defeating NC State, Duke and Virginia to win the ACC Tournament, and won 16 of its final 19 games before falling to UNLV in the national semi-finals.
Nearly 60 former letterwinners will be in attendance at Saturday’s game, and many of those will participate in the annual Letterwinners Game which will follow the Wake Forest game.
Among the participants expected are Jon Babul, Drew Barry, Travis Best, Robert Brooks, Bruce Dalrymple, Roger Kaiser, Marvin Lewis, Ivano Newbill, Jim Thorne and Mike Tomasovich, as well as the members of the 1990 team.
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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).