The Jackets come into today's game having won three of their last four games most recently an 87-78 victory over Mercer on New Years Eve. Tech is 5-1 at home this season with their only loss coming at the hands of their rival Georgia. Tech is led by junior guard Iman Shumpert who is averaging just under 15 points per game this season.
Charlotte comes into today's game with a 7-6 overall record but having won its last three games. The highlight of which was a 49-48 win over then seventh ranked Tennessee. The 49ers made news earlier this season when head coach Alan Major dismissed his top scorer Shamar Spears from the team. Charlotte responded with the Tennessee victory following that decision.
This will be the seventh overall meeting between the two schools with Tech holding a 6-0 mark. The Jackets are 3-0 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum against Charlotte and have defeated the 49ers by a 13.4 average margin of victory. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00pm with 790 the zone handling radio duties. This is Tech's final non conference tune up before it enters ACC play next Saturday against Boston College.
Last Monday's scheduled game with Fordham was cancelled due to the winter weather that blanketed most of the Eastern part of the country. Tech has announced that the game will not be rescheduled. Fans who had tickets to the Fordham game can exchange them tor today's game and should do so at the ticket booth at Gate 1.