Georgia Tech’s ACC Tournament pool-play schedule set

Georgia Tech players celebrate their 9-8 win over Louisville in 12 innings in the ACC Tournament on May 27, 2021, at Truist Field in Charlotte, N.C. The Yellow Jackets begin ACC Tournament play Tuesday against Pitt. (Laura Wolff/ACC)

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Georgia Tech players celebrate their 9-8 win over Louisville in 12 innings in the ACC Tournament on May 27, 2021, at Truist Field in Charlotte, N.C. The Yellow Jackets begin ACC Tournament play Tuesday against Pitt. (Laura Wolff/ACC)

Georgia Tech will play its two ACC Tournament pool-play games on Tuesday and Thursday against Pitt and Louisville, respectively. The scheduling for the pool-play portion of the tournament, to be held in Charlotte, N.C., was announced Sunday.

Both games are scheduled for 11 a.m. in the first games of the day at Truist Field. Tech will need to win both games in order to advance to the semifinals, to be played Saturday. If all teams finish 1-1, then the top-seeded team in the pool, No. 2 Louisville (38-16-1 overall, 18-11-1 ACC), will advance. Tech (33-21, 15-15) is the No. 7 seed, and Pitt (27-26, 13-16) is the No. 11 seed. Hence, the Tech-Pitt game on Tuesday is effectively an elimination game. Louisville plays Pitt on Wednesday.

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Tech just completed a three-game road sweep of Pitt this past week but did not play Louisville this season. All pool-play games will be televised on regional sports networks, including Bally Sports South in the Atlanta market. The two semifinal games, between the winners of the four pools, will be Saturday (televised on ACC Network), with the championship on Sunday (ESPN2).

Last year, Tech won its pool before losing in the semifinals to N.C. State.