Georgia Tech’s game with Boston College postponed

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Free-throw precision enabled the Yellow Jackets to withstand a Pitt comeback and hold on for a 71-65 win over the Panthers.

Credit: ACC

Georgia Tech’s game against Boston College, scheduled for Wednesday at McCamish Pavilion, was postponed because of COVID-19 issues within the Eagles team. The ACC made the announcement Tuesday.

It is the sixth game this season that Tech has had either postponed or canceled, half of which were necessitated because of COVID-19 issues within the Yellow Jackets team. Two of those games — against Pitt and Louisville — have been made up. The Jackets still have games with Notre Dame and N.C. State to make up.

From the perspective of the Jackets’ bid to make the NCAA tournament, this doesn’t help. Boston College is 3-13 in last place in the ACC and figured to be a team that Tech would have a good chance of beating to pick up another win. Further, on Monday, the school fired coach Jim Christian in the midst of his seventh season and also ruled out its second-leading scorer, guard Wynston Tabbs, for the remainder of the season for a violation of the school’s COVID-19 protocols.

It is conceivable that Tech could make up the game at Notre Dame this week. The Fighting Irish had their Wednesday game with Clemson postponed because of a positive test, quarantining and contact tracing within the Tigers team, leaving both Tech and Notre Dame without a midweek game. Both also play road games on Saturday. The Jackets and Irish played Feb. 6, with Tech winning 82-80 at McCamish Pavilion.

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