Georgia Tech adds game in Brooklyn to its 2020-21 schedule

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner was born Sept. 26, 1977, in Glen Dale, West Virginia. Pastner grew up in Kingswood, Texas, and graduated from the University of Arizona. Pastner was introduced as Tech's men's basketball coach April 8, 2016. Tech won 21 games in Pastner's first season, which ended with a loss in the NIT final. The Yellow Jackets slipped to a 13-19 record in Pastner’s second season. In Pastner's first two seasons at Tech, the Jackets were 14-24 in ACC games, including the ACC tournament. Tec

Georgia Tech will take part in next season’s Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The event, which consists of four games in one day, is scheduled for its second season, and will take place at the Barclays Center on Dec. 13, a Sunday. The Yellow Jackets are scheduled to play Stanford, and the other games are Penn State vs. Florida, Purdue vs. West Virginia and Army vs. Princeton. Game times were not released.

“We’re excited and happy to bring Georgia Tech’s basketball team to New York and support the Basketball Hall of Fame in this top-notch event,” Tech coach Josh Pastner said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon. “Stanford is a terrific opponent for us; we’re both strong academic institutions with quality basketball programs. We expect this to be a great test for our team, part of a strong non-conference schedule.”

Tech and Stanford will meet for the fourth time, and the first since Dec. 19, 2000, when the Cardinal, then ranked No. 3, won 80-66 in the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. Stanford holds a 2-1 lead in the series, with the Jackets’ victory coming in the Central Fidelity Classic in Richmond, Va., in 1986.

Stanford becomes one of four Power 5 conference schools on Tech’s schedule next season. Games already were announced against Georgia on Nov. 19 at McCamish Pavilion and Kentucky on Nov. 27 at State Farm Arena. Tech’s other power-conference opponent foe will be a Big Ten school. The team will be known when the ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups are announced.

In other non-conference games, Tech will hold the three-game Georgia Tech Showcase at McCamish Pavilion, which begins with the regular-season opener Nov. 12 against Mount St. Mary’s and continues with a Nov. 16 game against James Madison. After the Nov. 19 game against UGA, the showcase wraps up Nov. 22 when Longwood visits Tech.

The Jackets also will play host to Florida A&M on Dec. 18 and Delaware State on Dec. 20 before traveling for a Dec. 23 game at Alabama-Birmingham.

Tech is scheduled host Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia and Wake Forest next season. The ACC plans to announce conference schedules in late summer.