Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men’s basketball
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Men’s Basketball team represents the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in NCAA Division I basketball.
The team plays its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the school’s Atlanta campus and is now coached by Josh Pastner. Georgia Tech established itself as a national force in basketball. Cremins directed his group into the first ACC tournament victory in school history in 1985 and in 1990 he took Georgia Tech into the school’s first Final Four appearance ever. Cremins retired from Georgia Tech in 2000 with the best winning percentage for a head coach of the school. The Yellow Jackets returned into the Final Four in 2004 under Paul Hewitt and lost in the national title game, losing to UConn. In general, the group has won 1,352 games and dropped 1,226 games, a .524 win percent.
The first documented official involvement in basketball of georgia Tech was in 1906, when a club arranged under Coach Chapman. They won two of the three matches they played that season. The next time Tech had a basketball team, it had been under the famous coach John Heisman, also Tech’s baseball and football coach. Heisman had a winning percentage of .142 that year and improved the group’s percent to .500 in 1912 and 1913.
Since that time, Georgia Tech has invented a solid basketball program around the potency of coaches like John Hyder and Bobby Cremins, and such players as Roger Kaiser, Rich Yunkus, Mark Price, Craig”Noodles” Neal, John Salley, Tom Hammonds, and Matt Harpring. Georgia Tech became a charter member of the Southeastern Conference in 1932 (the first season was in 1933) and won the conference title in 1938. Coach Hyder, whose teams won 292 matches in twenty five seasons, place the program on the national map when his 1955 team defeated Adolph Rupp’s Kentucky team, ending the Wildcats’ 129-game winning streak in the home.
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