Georgia Tech gets its first chance to get back on the court tonight after Monday's embarrassing loss to Kennesaw State, as the Jackets host the Albany Great Danes (0-2), a member of the American East Conference.
The matchup marks the first game of the regional round of the 2010 Legends Classic, the format of which is fairly unique. Four teams -- Syracuse, Michigan, UTEP, and Tech -- host two games as part of the regional rounds at their home courts. The four then advance to the "championship rounds," held next week in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tech is scheduled to face UTEP in the first game, and then either Michigan or Syracuse on the next day.
Albany and Georgia Tech have never faced each other. Tech has only played three games against current members of the conference, going 2-0 against Boston University and 1-0 versus Maine.
The Great Danes are 0-2, having opened their season with losses to Cornell and American. They were 7-25 last season. The trip to Atlanta is their first road trip of the year.
Albany is led in scoring by Tim Ambrose and Logan Aronhalt, who have put up 16.5 and 12.0 points per game respectively.
The Jackets are coming off of a bad loss to in-state rival Kennesaw State Monday 80-63. The team will need to figure out its identity and style of play, and quickly, if it wants to avoid another bad loss in the next couple of weeks.
Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m., and can be heard on 790 the Zone and XM Channel 190.