The ACC schedule for the Georgia Tech men’s basketball isn’t as front-loaded as it was last season, but it will bring its own peril.
Back-to-back road games at Duke and North Carolina and another stretch in which the Yellow Jackets will play six games in a 17-day stretch appear to be the toughest challenges of the ACC schedule, released Wednesday.
Each team will play 18 league games, a first for the conference. Tech will play home-and-home with Clemson, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Of those seven, North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia made the NCAA tournament last season.
Four of the nine home games will be weeknight contests, with two of them (Feb. 5 against Florida State and Feb. 19 against North Carolina) tipping off at 9 p.m.
All of Tech’s ACC games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, the ACC Network or the ACC’s regional cable network. The Jackets’ Jan. 17 game at Duke will be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2, while its following game at North Carolina Jan. 23 will be on ESPN.
Schedule with date, opponent and television outlet
Nov. 9 Fri. TULANE - tbd
Nov. 14 Wed. PRESBYTERIAN - tbd
Nov. 22 Thu. Rice (Anaheim Classic, Anaheim, Calif.) ESPNU 9 p.m.
Nov. 23 Fri. California or Drake (Anaheim Classic, Anaheim, Calif.) ESPN2 or U tbd
Nov. 25 Sun. Finals (Anaheim Classic, Anaheim, Calif.) ESPN2 or U tbd
Nov. 28 Wed. at Illinois (ACC-Big Ten Challenge) ESPN2 9 p.m.
Dec. 4 Tue. GEORGIA - tbd
Dec. 8 Sat. UNC-WILMINGTON - tbd
Dec. 17 Mon. ALABAMA STATE - tbd
Dec. 22 Sat. THE CITADEL - tbd
Dec. 29 Sat. FORDHAM - tbd
Jan. 2 Wed. CHATTANOOGA - tbd
Jan. 5 Sat. MIAMI ACCN 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 Wed. at NC State ACCN 8 p.m.
Jan. 12 Sat. VIRGINIA TECH ACCN 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 17 Thu. at Duke ESPN/ESPN2 9 p.m.
Jan. 23 Wed. at North Carolina ESPN 9 p.m.
Jan. 26 Sat. WAKE FOREST ACCN 3 p.m.
Jan. 29 Tue. at Clemson RSN 7 p.m.
Feb. 3 Sun. VIRGINIA ESPNU 3 p.m.
Feb. 5 Tue. FLORIDA STATE RSN 9 p.m.
Feb. 9 Sat. at Virginia Tech RSN 1 p.m.
Feb. 14 Thu. CLEMSON RSN 7 p.m.
Feb. 16 Sat. at Wake Forest RSN 2 p.m.
Feb. 19 Tue. NORTH CAROLINA ACCN 9 p.m.
Feb. 24 Sun. at Virginia ACCN 2 p.m.
Feb. 27 Wed. MARYLAND ACCN 8 p.m.
Mar. 3 Sun. NC STATE ESPNU 6 p.m.
Mar. 6 Wed. at Miami ACCN 9 p.m.
Mar. 9 Sat.. at Boston College ACCN 12 noon
Mar. 14-17 Thu.-Sun. ACC Tournament, Greensboro, N.C. ESPN/2/U/ACCN tbd