Date for Georgia Tech, Georgia State basketball game set

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Georgia Tech's and Georgia State's men's basketball teams will face off in the "A-Town Showdown for Hurricane Relief" on Oct. 28 with proceeds benefiting ongoing relief from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The tipoff will be at noon at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.

“We’re thrilled that the NCAA has allowed its members to have these games to raise money toward the ongoing hurricane relief effort,” Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner said in a statement. “We’re grateful that Georgia State has partnered with us in trying to help the victims of these disasters, and we encourage fans from both schools to just buy a ticket, come support your team and help us raise the most money we can.”

The last time the two teams faced off was in December 2008 when the Yellow Jackets came away with a 84-64 win at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

The NCAA granted a waiver for Georgia Tech and Georgia State to add the exhibition game. Kansas-Missouri and Providence-Connecticut are two of several other basketball programs to add an exhibition game to raise funds for relief efforts.

“We look forward to playing Georgia Tech and partnering on such a worthy cause,” Georgia State coach Ron Hunter said in a statement. “There has been so much devastation caused by these hurricanes over the last few months. We hope that our fan bases will come together to cheer on both teams as we look to raise as much money possible for all of those who are still in need.”

The matchup between the Yellow Jackets and Pantherswill not be televised or streamed online, but general admission tickets can be purchased for $20 for the public and $5 for students from both schools.

Parking in Georgia Tech's Family Housing deck on 10th Street beyond the Turner campus, the State Street deck and Peters Parking Deck will be available for $10.