Pastner begs for patience with program

2:27 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 Georgia Tech
HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner shouts instructions during a game at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech basketball finds itself in that predicament in coach Josh Pastner’s second season.

After a surprise run to the NIT championship final in his first season, the Yellow Jackets are tumbling. Tech, which plays No. 1 Virginia Wednesday night in Charlottesville, Va., has lost nine of its past 10.

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They lost 76-56 to Virginia Tech on Saturday. After that game and again Monday, Pastner made a point to ask for patience and to express his confidence that Tech will eventually improve to the point where it is a regular NCAA Tournament participant.

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