The NCAA selection committee got it right when it made Georgia Tech a 10th seed in the tournament. Higher would’ve ignored the sense of underachievement in the regular season. Lower would’ve ignored the run we just watched in the ACC tournament.
But should just making the tournament field as a 10th seed define success for the Jackets?
What’s a successful season for Georgia Tech?
- Just making the tournament.
- Winning one game. (Round of 32)
- Winning two games. (Sweet 16)
- Winning three games. (Elite Eight)
- Winning four games. (Final Four)
This is not a fire Paul Hewitt referendum. Fact is, I’m not sure I would’ve supported Hewitt’s exit even if Tech had failed to make the tournament. But this is about grading a season, relative to expectations. Tech’s year is still an incomplete.
In the last four games, we saw the Jackets’ upside.