The Virginia Tech Hokies will host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Tuesday in ACC action. Georgia Tech is 11-8 on the season and ninth in the ACC with a 7-6 record. Virginia Tech is ranked No. 16 in the country in the Coaches Poll, 14-4 overall, and third in the ACC with an 8-3 record. These two teams have not met since last season when Georgia Tech won 76-57 as a 2.5 point home favorite.
Yellow Jacket going for third straight conference win
The Yellow Jackets are led by their big three, who has played in all 19 games this season. Jose Alvarado, a 6' senior, leads the team with 16.7 ppg. Moses Wright, a 6'9 senior, is averaging 16.3 ppg and 7.5 rebounds, and Michael Devoe, a 6'5 junior, averages 14.7 points. According to KenPom, Georgia Tech is the 40th best team in the country, ranking 28th in adjusted offensive efficiency and 64th in adjusted defensive efficiency.
Hokies return from layoffAccording to the College Basketball Power Index, Virginia Tech is rated 33rd in BPI and has faced the 64th most difficult schedule in the nation. According to Joe Lunardi's ESPN bracketology, the Virginia Tech Hokies would currently be a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Hokies had a big non-conference win over No. 3 Villanova 81-73, as a 9.5 point road dog early in the season on November 28, along with wins over Radford, South Florida, VMI, Coppin State, and Longwood in non-conference play. The only loss outside of the ACC came against Penn State 75-55 on December 8 in a game they were favored to win by 5.5 points. The Hokies have won three of their last four games but have not played since back on February 6, when they escaped Miami on the road 80-76 as a five-point favorite. Virginia Tech's last three schedule games against Florida State, Louisville, and North Carolina were all postponed.
According to the KenPom ratings, Virginia Tech ranks 35th overall. The Hokies are 49th in adjusted offensive efficiency and 37th in adjusted defensive efficiency. Aluma, a 6'9 junior, leads the team with 15.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, followed d 6'2 sophomore guard Tyrece Radford, who was is averaging 11.1 ppg has missed for games this season and has been suspended for not upholding the high standards the program has for its students and athletes, so he will not play on Tuesday.
- Georgia Tech is 3-0 ATS in its last 3 games
- Virginia Tech is 1-3 ATS in its last 4 games as a favorite.