Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Mens Basketball Tickets
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team is a Division I program for the Georgia Institute of Technology. The team is located in Atlanta, Georgia and plays their home games at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The Alexander Memorial Coliseum has a capacity of 9,191 people and opened in 1956. The team plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team is currently coached by Brian Gregory. In his first season as coach of the Yellow Jackets, Gregory led the team to an 11-20 finish.
Georgia Tech played its first game in 1906, and since that time, has gone through pockets of sustained success. In 1960, the team made its first NCAA Tournament appearance. Coached by John Hyder, the team made the Elite Eight, with all-American Roger Kaiser, this was the team’s only trip to the NCAA Tournament until 1985. Under coach Bobby Cremins, the team made the NCAA Tournament nine consecutive times from 1985 through 1993. Under Cremins, the team made its first Final Four appearance, and at the time of his retirement, went 354-237 at Georgia Tech. In 2000, Paul Hewitt came in and quickly brought the team back to the NCAA Tournament, making it to the tournament five times in his eleven seasons, which was highlighted by a trip to the championship game at the NCAA Tournament.
Throughout the course of their history, the team has featured 39 players that have gone on to be selected in the NBA Draft. Of those, eighteen have been selected in the first round. Most recently, Iman Shumpert was drafted in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Their highest pick to date was Kenny Anderson in the 1991 NBA Draft with the second pick, by the New Jersey Nets.
Georgia Tech has a variety of rivalries; however, none are greater than their rivalry with the University of Georgia, known as “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.” The two teams have faced off nearly 200 times since their first meeting in 1906, with Georgia Tech leading 101-86. Georgia Tech is also a rival with Auburn, as well as in-conference Clemson.