Georgia Tech reschedules postponed Pittsburgh game

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The ACC has re-scheduled the second of Georgia Tech’s four postponed games. The Yellow Jackets will play Pittsburgh at McCamish Pavilion on Feb. 14, the league announced Wednesday.

The game will complicate next week for coach Josh Pastner’s team, which is now scheduled to play four games over seven days and five in 11, including the Pitt game a week from Sunday.

The Pitt game originally was scheduled for Jan. 13, but was postponed because of Tech’s COVID-19 issues. To make space for the game, the league also moved up the Yellow Jackets’ Feb. 13 game at Clemson one day to Feb. 12, a Friday.

Those games fit in between home games already scheduled against Virginia (Feb. 10) and Boston College (Feb. 16). Pastner told the AJC that there have been conversations with Boston College and the conference about moving back the Boston College one day. As of Wednesday, the Eagles weren’t scheduled to play again until the following Tuesday, but they have postponed games to make up, too.

This will provide a particular challenge for the Jackets, as Pastner typically uses a seven-man rotation and leans especially heavily on point guard Jose Alvarado and forward Moses Wright. The strategy appeared to deter Tech in its 74-58 loss at Louisville on Monday, which was a make-up game played less than 48 hours after Tech’s win over Florida State on Saturday.

Against the Cardinals, the Jackets were outscored 41-31 and outrebounded 34-18 in the second half in suffering their most decisive loss of the season.

Tech’s two other postponed games are at Notre Dame and at N.C. State. The league has a number of other postponed games to reschedule, as well.

“We’re going to do all we can to schedule them,” Pastner said. “It just comes down to what’s open. And if there’s a cancellation somewhere else, maybe you could squeeze that game in. You just don’t know.”