THE FLATS – Georgia Tech will open its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule at home for the first time since the 2012-13 season and will have five of its first eight ACC games at home in the 2018-19 season. The ACC announced the full conference basketball schedules for all 15 members Thursday morning.
Further, Tech opens its ACC slate with two home games for the first time since the 2005-06 season, hosting Wake Forest on Saturday, Jan. 5, and Virginia Tech on Jan. 9. Before the end of January, the Yellow Jackets also will host Louisville (Saturday, Jan. 19), Notre Dame (Jan. 22) and North Carolina (Jan. 29) at McCamish Pavilion.
In between, Tech follows its opening homestand with visits to Syracuse on Sunday, Jan. 12 and Clemson on Jan. 16. Following the Louisville and Notre Dame home games, the Jackets visit Duke on Jan. 26.
In the month of February, Tech visits Florida State for a Saturday afternoon game on Feb. 2 before Clemson makes its return trip to Atlanta on Feb. 6. The Jackets then go on the road for two games at Notre Dame (Feb. 10) and Virginia Tech (Feb. 13) before hosting the Seminoles (Saturday, Feb. 16) and Pittsburgh (Feb. 20) in succession at McCamish Pavilion.
The Yellow Jackets finish the regular season with three of four games on the road, traveling to Miami (Feb. 23) and Virginia (Feb. 27), before hosting Boston College (Sunday, March 3). Tech visits NC State on March 6 in the final regular-season game, then has the weekend off before the ACC Tournament (March 12-16 in Charlotte, N.C.).
- January shapes up as a rugged month as Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Clemson, Duke and North Carolina all made the NCAA Tournament field last season. Duke is No. 2 in ESPN’s “Way too Early” pre-season top 25, followed by No. 9 North Carolina, No. 15 Syracuse, No. 16 Virginia Tech and No. 18 Clemson (Virginia is No. 7 and Florida State is No. 23).
- Four of Tech’s games will be broadcast on one of the ESPN networks, including two appearances on the ACC’sSunday series on ESPNU (Feb. 10 at Notre Dame, March 3 vs. Boston College), giving the Jackets six national appearances on ESPN networks overall.
- Ten ACC games will be broadcast on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network, which includes regional cable affiliates throughout the ACC footprint, including Fox Sports South in Georgia, and the remaining four games will appear on the Raycom Sports network (Peachtree TV in Atlanta).
- Tech’s weekend ACC games at home include Wake Forest onJan. 5, Louisville on Jan. 19, Florida State on Feb. 16 and Boston College on March 3.
Additional information regarding tip times and television coverages for the Yellow Jackets’ non-conference games will be announced in the near future. Tech’s slate features a Dec. 22 home game against Georgia and road games against power conference teams Arkansas, Northwestern, St. John’s and Tennessee (No. 8 in the ESPN “Way too Early” top 25). The Jackets open the season Nov. 9 against Lamar at McCamish Pavilion.
Season ticket prices for the 2018-19 home schedule start at $290, which is less than $15 per game. Other great benefits of purchasing season tickets include participating in an exclusive season ticket holder event with Coach Pastner and the team, priority access to purchase single-game and postseason tickets, season parking options and more.
Head coach Josh Pastner welcomes back six of the Yellow Jackets’ top nine players from last season, centered around a promising sophomore group that includes point guard Jose Alvarado (Brooklyn, N.Y.), wing guard Curtis Haywood II (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and forwards Evan Cole (Cumming, Ga.) and Moses Wright (Raleigh, N.C.), as well as veteran seniors Brandon Alston (Vienna, Va.) and Abdoulaye Gueye (Dakar, Senegal) and transfer guard Shembari Phillips (Atlanta, Ga.). Tech also welcomes a freshman class ranked No. 41 in the nation and includes four-star guard Michael Devoe (Orlando, Fla.) and three-star forwards Khalid Moore (New York, N.Y.) and Kristian Sjolund (Katy, Texas).
2018-19 GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
|Nov. 3||Sat.||FLORIDA TECH (exhibition)||–||–|
|Nov. 13||Tue.||at Tennessee||–||–|
|Nov. 16||Fri.||EAST CAROLINA#||–||–|
|Nov. 21||Wed.||TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY#||–||–|
|Nov. 23||Fri.||PRAIRIE VIEW A&M#||–||–|
|Nov. 28||Wed.||at Northwestern (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)||ESPNU||9 p.m.|
|Dec. 1||Sat.||vs. St. John’s, Miami, Fla. (Hoophall Miami Invitational)||ESPNU||12 p.m.|
|Dec. 9||Sun.||FLORIDA A&M||–||–|
|Dec. 19||Wed.||at Arkansas||–||–|
|Dec. 28||Fri.||KENNESAW STATE||–||–|
|Jan. 2||Wed.||USC UPSTATE||–||–|
|Jan. 5||Sat.||WAKE FOREST||RSN||2 p.m.|
|Jan. 9||Wed.||VIRGINIA TECH||RSN||7 p.m.|
|Jan. 12||Sat.||at Syracuse||ESPN or ESPN2||6 p.m.|
|Jan. 16||Wed.||at Clemson||RSN||9 p.m.|
|Jan. 19||Sat.||LOUISVILLE||Raycom||4 p.m.|
|Jan. 22||Tue.||NOTRE DAME||RSN||7 p.m.|
|Jan. 26||Sat.||at Duke||Raycom||1 p.m.|
|Jan. 29||Tue.||NORTH CAROLINA||RSN||7 p.m.|
|Feb. 2||Sat.||at Florida State||RSN||12 p.m.|
|Feb. 6||Wed.||CLEMSON||RSN||7 p.m.|
|Feb. 10||Sun.||at Notre Dame||ESPNU||6 p.m.|
|Feb. 13||Wed.||at Virginia Tech||Raycom||8 p.m.|
|Feb. 16||Sat.||FLORIDA STATE||Raycom||2 p.m.|
|Feb. 20||Wed.||PITTSBURGH||RSN||9 p.m.|
|Feb. 23||Sat.||at Miami||RSN||2 p.m.|
|Feb. 27||Wed.||at Virginia||ESPN2 or ESPNU||7 p.m.|
|Mar. 3||Sun.||BOSTON COLLEGE||ESPNU||6 p.m.|
|Mar. 6||Wed.||at NC State||RSN||9 p.m.|
|Mar. 12-16||Tue.-Sat.||ACC Tournament (Charlotte, N.C.)||Raycom/ESPN|
# Ramblin’ Wreck Showcase
- All times Eastern
- Home games at McCamish Pavilion in ALL CAPS
- Raycom Sports (distributed to over-the-air channels in the ACC footprint, Peachtree TV in Atlanta)
- RSN denotes the ACC’s regional cable network (includes Fox Sports South in Georgia)
- ACC Network Extra – denotes the ACC’s digital channel available on the ESPN app.
- All games carried on an ESPN network will also be available on ESPN app. All conference games carried on Raycom Sports or a regional sports network will also be available on ACC Network Extra.