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Tech Hoops and Cincinnati to Play Two-Game Series

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s basketball and Cincinnati, a new member of the Big 12 Conference, have agreed to a two-game series that will be played this season and next. The Yellow Jackets will travel to play Cincinnati Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Fifth Third Bank Arena, and will host the Bearcats at McCamish Pavilion during the 2024-25 season on a date to be determined.

The teams have met 11 times previously, most recently in the 1996 NCAA Southeast Regional semifinal at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., a game won by the Bearcats, 87-70. The teams first met in 1926, then eight times when both institutions were members of the Metro Conference, and again in the 1994 Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Cincinnati holds an 8-3 lead in the all-time series.

The Bearcats, 23-13 last season and 11-7 in the American Athletic Conference, reached the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament. They join a strong non-conference lineup for Georgia Tech, which also includes the ACC/SEC Challenge against Mississippi State at home (Nov. 28), the annual Tech-Georgia game in Athens (date to be announced) and the Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 21-24) in which the Jackets will face Massachusetts in the opening round.

SEASON TICKETS FOR TECH BASKETBALL

Season tickets for the 2023-24 campaign for Georgia Tech men’s basketball are available to the general public. Tech’s schedule will include 10 Atlantic Coast Conference home games as well as the Yellow Jackets’ always-challenging non-conference slate. Further information on Tech’s 2023-24 schedule will be announced later this summer. Season ticket prices start at $290. Season tickets for faculty, staff and letterwinners are $280, and tickets for new alumni can be purchased for as little as $199.

Looking to return the Yellow Jackets to national prominence, first-year head coach Damon Stoudamire brings the experience of 13 years as a successful NBA player, 10 years of coaching experience on the collegiate level and four years on the NBA level. He was named the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2020, his final season as the head coach at Pacific University, and went from there to be an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics, who posted the best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference the last two years. Stoudamire has built his staff with coaches who helped build winning programs at their previous schools.

The Jackets return four starters from a team that went 15-18, 6-12 in the ACC in 2022-23, while adding a transfer class that has been ranked No. 17 in the nation by 247Sports.

Last year’s leading scorer, Miles Kellty, returns for his junior season to lead the Yellow Jackets. (photo by Danny Karnik)

 

Alexander-Tharpe Fund

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL

Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is in its first year under head coach Damon Stoudamire. Tech has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, won four ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993, 2021), played in the NCAA Tournament 17 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 (@GTMBB) and Instagram. For more information on Tech basketball, visit Ramblinwreck.com.

Season tickets for men’s basketball can be reserved here.

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