Tech basketball schedule released

Georgia Tech released its men’s basketball schedule for 2012-13 on Monday. Precise dates for many of the ACC games have yet to be determined and will be set in August.

Tech will open McCamish Pavilion Nov. 9 against Tulane. The Yellow Jackets play Georgia Dec. 4, a Friday. ACC home games are against Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. (This is the first year of the 18-game league schedule.)

Nov. 9 – Tulane

Nov. 14 – Presbyterian

Nov. 22-25 – Anaheim Classic (Anaheim, Calif. Other opponents: California, Drake, Drexel, Pacific, Rice, Saint Mary’s and Xavier)

Nov. 28 – at Illinois (ACC-Big Ten Challenge)

Dec. 4 – Georgia

Dec. 8 – UNC Wilmington

Dec. 17 – Alabama State

Dec. 22 – The Citadel

Dec. 29 – Fordham

Jan. 2 – Chattanooga

Jan. 5/6 – Miami

Jan. 8/9/10 – at N.C. State

Jan. 12/13 – Virginia Tech

Jan. 15/16/17 – at Duke

Jan. 22/23/24 – at North Carolina

Jan. 26/27 – Wake Forest

Jan. 29/30/31 – at Clemson

Feb. 2/3 – Virginia

Feb. 9/10 – at Virginia Tech

Feb. 5/6/7 – Florida State

Feb. 12/13/14 – Clemson

Feb. 16/17 – at Wake Forest

Feb. 19/20/21 – North Carolina

Feb. 23/24 – at Virginia

Feb. 26/27/28 – Maryland

Mar. 2/3 – N.C. State

Mar. 5/6/7 – at Miami

Mar. 9/10 – at Boston College

Note-exact dates for ACC games will be announced in August.

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July 10th, 2012
11:16 am

i drove by the new basketball arena today and it’s looking good. can’t wait to see georgia tech fill it up with fans who are hungry to see some well-played basketball.

juvenal

July 10th, 2012
11:20 am

that was fast….

TechFan

July 10th, 2012
11:57 am

They can easily go 12-0 going into ACC play if they play up well but worse case they will go 8-4 before ACC play. Still better than last year. GO JACKETS!!! THWG!!!

TX Jacket

July 10th, 2012
11:57 am

I may be wrong, but isn’t that a very weak out of conference schedule? I know every team schedules a bunch of patsies but I’m not seeing any really strong teams outside the ACC.

TechFan

July 10th, 2012
12:03 pm

TX Jacket,

We have to schedule games we can WIN to start out. Sorry but we are not the Jackets of ole. We will play some decent teams in the Anaheim Classic (California, Drake, Drexel, Pacific, Rice, Saint Mary’s and Xavier). Cal, Drexel, St. Mary’s and Xavier have some pretty good teams coming back next year. I am not sure about the other. But I think it is a good mix of teams too see and play before ACC play.

OldGold1964

July 10th, 2012
12:48 pm

Perhaps, 18-10 record; or 16-12, on the surface. (Anaheim tournament would be minimum 2 games, more if wins are accumulated?)

Gordon

July 10th, 2012
1:12 pm

I think the Anaheim tournament is 3 games, win or lose.

TechFan

July 10th, 2012
2:54 pm

Gordon,

You are right. Its 3 games WIN or LOSE!!!

TX Jacket

July 10th, 2012
2:55 pm

I was at Tech from 80 to 85 so I saw Cremins build the program and the beginning of the thrillerdome. I agree the team is rebuilding and getting wins is important. Those early games have almost no value for strength of schedule and less for fan interest. Add a local big school (USCe, UT, Auburn) or a name program (Notre Dame, Louisville) to give the fans a good game and the team a bigger opponent.

TechFan

July 10th, 2012
2:57 pm

I would agree with thoses type of teams NEXT year but not this year. We need too take baby steps back to the top.

Mableton Jacket

July 10th, 2012
6:43 pm

Who will be the backup point guard now?
Someone playing out of position?

SuwaneeStinger

July 11th, 2012
12:32 am

All i got to say is the Poole’s are coming!! very excited about that. We get 2 brothers that can ball. And other recruits coming in look really good. The best thing is first 2 years we have landed a blue chip each year!! And some pretty fancy recruiting ties to get them. Get Stacey and his brother joins. Remember Stacey Poole joins after the cupcake schedule. But after last few seasons we have no cupcake schedule yet. Just don’t lose to IUPUI again like back at 2000’s that was embarrassing…..or to Kennesaw State!!

GTpack

July 11th, 2012
1:46 pm

Georgia usually plays us pretty tough, as will Illinois and Xavier. The Anihiem classic will be an early test against some good teams. We will need some warm up games to get the team playing as a team, but will have enough tougher teams to help ratchet up the intensity. Then the ACC schedule will help them see the speed and aggressive defense they will face before we meet the likes of Duke and UNC.

I still don’t expect a lot, but have hopes of at least being a NCAA bubble team this year. I’m thinking middle of the pack in the ACC.

Danny O

July 12th, 2012
10:12 am

We only have one non-conference game on an opponents’ home court. Never hurts to schedule an away game against a pansy to build the toughness. Hopefully the younger players will be mentally prepared for Tobacco Road.

Looking forward to the upcoming season!

bill

July 12th, 2012
5:57 pm

I wouldn’t get over excited about the men’s team because Gregory needs time to implement the type of players into the quick off the ball system he used at Dayton. He probably had more talent 2 or 3 years up there than last years’s GT team. It is going to take time….but Holsey, Carter and Miller may make Tech a suprise team. Truly all depends on Udofia and Hunt/Bolden improving as the season progresses. Carter may a gem for Tech…has the skills to play face up. Could dominate at times.

Give them time….they played better half court defense last year than CPH’s teams did his last few seasons of his tenure. ….and you folks are right. Watch what happens when the younger Poole comes in next year. Gregory can recruit…let’s give him time.This season is a building block.

One of pepper's old players

July 12th, 2012
8:43 pm

The jackets have had great players and great moments, but I haven’t been this excited about the future of tech basketball since the early 80’s.

bill

July 13th, 2012
12:08 pm

Hope everyone does at least recall how good of a coach CPH was before the last few years. He wasn’t perfect by any stretch ( recall pre Final 4 game circa 2003 when Tech led UTn by a point and with 0.7 sec left, all he had to do was tell Elder to miss FT and game was over. Didn’t, Elder made FT, UT wins on half court shot at buzzer).But he had special kids enter this program which resulted in a NC game. Problem was he couldn’t build on that promise. He probably became too involved in non GT matters.
No doubt a change was needed from about 2008 on. Teams played poor defense last few years of his tenure. No organization ….but at least appreciate what the man did before the decline started. He wasn’t the same man GT hired in 2000 when he left…..no doubt….but he did special things for this school. Just as our beloved Bobby did.
I don’t know if Gregory can coach in the ACC with a great ratio of wins/losses. But I do like what he is doing…kids play defense half court. Attitude ( sans Rice) was good. Kids didn’t have the talent, but they played hard.Now, kids get better as they progress to their Sr year….Gregory is recruiting good players. It may take 2-3 years, but pretty sure he will get Tech into NCAA’s…..be patient Tech fans.Winning games against a soft non conf schedule won’t be a bad thing THIS year. But if we lose to someone like Fordham…well, be angry, but be patient.

WATCH CARTER …..kid is not Favors, yet, but is very, very talented.