Tech to play Rice in Anaheim Classic

The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team will play its opening-round game of the Anaheim Classic against Rice on Thanksgiving Day at 9 p.m. Eastern time. The game will be on ESPNU. The Yellow Jackets will play either Drake or California in the second round. If it’s a winner’s bracket semifinal game, the game will be televised at midnight Nov. 23/24 on ESPN2. Otherwise, it would be 9:30 p.m. Friday on ESPNU. Tech is 9-5 against Rice all-time.

Anaheim Classic (Schedule subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Nov 22 2 p.m. Pacific vs. Xavier ESPNU
4:30 p.m. Drexel vs. Saint Mary’s ESPN2
9 p.m. Rice vs. Georgia Tech ESPNU
11:30 p.m. Drake vs. Cal ESPN2
Fri, Nov 23 3:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
6 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPNU
9:30 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPNU
Midnight Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sun, Nov 25 1:30 p.m. 5th-place Game ESPNU
4 p.m. 7th-place Game ESPN3
6:30 p.m. 3rd-place Game ESPNU
9 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2

15 comments Add your comment


July 27th, 2012
12:19 pm

wow, I can’t wait to stay up for that line-up of games!

5150 UOAD

July 27th, 2012
12:44 pm

Nice warm up to the GT v UGa football game.


July 27th, 2012
12:58 pm

We’ve lost to Rice 5 times in basketball?


July 27th, 2012
1:34 pm

Saint Mary’s, Xavier, and Cal are all good teams. It’ll be a good early test for the Basketball team in this upcoming season, and for Robert Carter in the middle of that lineup. Go Jackets!


July 27th, 2012
2:31 pm

5th…..Not bad if you’re drinking

Based on that line-up of teams...

July 27th, 2012
3:05 pm

…welcome to an 0-3 start for buzzballers…


July 27th, 2012
4:02 pm

It’s not unreasonable for us to expect a win at this tournament. Xavier and Cal are 2nd tier good teams and this should tell us what kind of season we are going to have.


July 27th, 2012
4:03 pm

GT basketball looks to be moving back in the right direction. Thanks to the players and coaches for the hard work this summer.


July 27th, 2012
4:06 pm

Looks like Rice, Cal, Xaiver. Not bad for the RPI. Can’t wait to see Hunt, Carter and Bolden added to the nucleus CBG has in place.

dry dirt road

July 27th, 2012
8:56 pm

I remember when Rice came to BD Stadium in about 1971 to play a football game. Coach Carson evidently had all the players look conservative and get haircuts and be clean shaven. However, Rice players all had long hair and beards and mustaches in the playbook photos, a popular style in the early 70’s. Rice gave Tech a whippin’ that sunny Saturday afternoon. Wonder how the basketball game will be this Thanksgiving?


July 27th, 2012
9:57 pm

@dry dirt road… That is not the way I remember that game going at all. That game ended in a tie in the only game I ever saw Rice and Tech play in football. That was a game that featured the first Black Quarterback Tech ever had and Jimmy Robinson , a hall of fame receiver for Tech. After getting way behind by 21 or more points, Tech rallied and tied the game at the end. I remember being thrilled just getting a tie as that game ended.


July 27th, 2012
10:00 pm

One other thing, did you leave the game early? That might explain why you thought Tech got a whipping. lol


July 27th, 2012
10:02 pm

final score… Ga Tech 37 Rice 37


July 28th, 2012
1:07 am

Good thing this is about basketball. I believe 40 years later Tech will give Rice a run for their money regardless of haircuts and beards. It’s hard to believe hair growth played a role in competition back then but it was the “flower power” people. No slight, just hard for me to grasp. Here’s to winning with or without hair. Go Jackets!


July 28th, 2012
11:15 pm

i’m going to have to look this up. anaheim is about 10 miles from me. finally get to see a bball game!