Wednesday February 21st, 2024 12:56PM

Yellow Jackets head to NC State

By Georgia Tech Athletic Association

RALEIGH, N.C. — Looking to build on its third win over a top-25 team this season, Georgia Tech goes back on the road on Saturday to face NC State.

Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. at PNC Arena.

The Yellow Jackets (10-11, 3-7 ACC) toppled No. 3 North Carolina Tuesday night at home by a 74-73 score, snapping a three-game losing streak. The Yellow Jackets’ have also knocked off Clemson (93-90 in overtime) and No. 7 Duke (72-68) in ACC play this season.

NC State (14-7, 6-4 ACC) snapped a three-game losing streak of its own Tuesday night with a 74-68 homecourt win over Miami. The Wolfpack downed Notre Dame, Louisville, Wake Forest and Virginia in January and sit sixth place in the ACC standings.

THE TIP-OFF

  • • Georgia Tech’s three ACC wins have come against the ACC’s three highest-ranked teams in the NCAA’s NET rankings - North Carolina (9), Duke (18) and Clemson (34).
  • • Eight of Georgia Tech’s ACC games have been decided by single digits. Fifteen of Tech’s 21 games overall this season have been decided by fewer than 10 points, nine of those by five points or fewer.
  • • Tech’s two largest defeats (by scoring margin) have been followed by wins over top-25 teams (No. 21 Mississippi State after Cincinnati, No. 3 North Carolina after Virginia Tech).
  • • Tech is 5-8 against Quad 1 and Quad 2 teams this season, with Quad 1 wins over Duke, Clemson and North Carolina and Quad 2 wins over Mississippi State and Massachusetts. The Jackets have three Quad 1 and three Quad 2 opponents remaining on its schedule (NC State is a Quad 2 opportunity). Tech was 3-14 last season against Quad 1/2 foes.
  • • In 45 seasons of ACC membership, Tech has defeated North Carolina and Duke in the same season nine times, most recently in 2020-21 prior to this season. The Yellow Jackets reached the NCAA Tournament each of the previous eight times, three of them won ACC championships and another won the regular-season title.
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