After COVID-19 issues, Georgia Tech expects to play vs. N.C. State

Georgia Tech guard Bubba Parham steals from Wake Forest Ody Oguama during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Georgia Tech guard Bubba Parham steals from Wake Forest Ody Oguama during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

After having its past three games postponed for COVID-19 issues, Georgia Tech was expecting, as of Wednesday, to be able to play its Saturday game at N.C. State. After being put on pause for all athletic activities Jan. 5, coach Josh Pastner’s team resumed practice Monday, according to a team spokesman.

The Yellow Jackets postponed their Jan. 6 game at Notre Dame, its Jan. 9 game at Louisville and its Wednesday home game against Pitt after a positive COVID-19 test within the team and subsequent quarantining and contact tracing.

Should the Jackets be able to tip off against the Wolfpack in Raleigh, N.C., it would be their first game since a Jan. 3 home win over Wake Forest, a stretch of 13 days. On Monday, speaking on the ACC teleconference, Pastner warned that “we might only have half our team back before we get our full team back. I just think it’s probably going to be a little time before we get everyone together to be fully cleared based on the situation right now.”

Tech is 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the ACC.

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