After 55 years of action, Alexander Memorial Coliseum will host a basketball game for the last time ever today when Georgia Tech hosts the Miami Hurricanes. The Jackets (12-17, 4-11) will be looking to build off of their big win over Wake Forest and get some momentum heading into the ACC tournament.
Alexander Memorial is the second-oldest arena in the ACC, behind only Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium, opening in November of 1956. The Jackets have gone a combined 555-194 (.741) on their home court through the 55 seasons. The game marks senior night as well for the Jackets, the last game for Moe Miller and Lance Storrs.
In its last outing, Tech beat Wake Forest 80-54 on Thursday to snap a road losing streak that stretched over a year. The Jackets were led by Iman Shumpert who had 24 points, eight rebounds, and six steals.
Miami has alternated wins and losses for seven consecutive games, going 4-3 in that stretch, and beat Maryland 80-66 on Wednesday night in their most recent game.
The two teams faced off in early February. After falling behind by 21 points with just over 13 minutes left, Tech rode its press defense to a huge comeback but fell short and lost 59-57. Shumpert had a chance to tie the game with under 10 seconds remaining but was whistled for a charge under the basket.
The game tips-off at 2:30 p.m. It can be seen on the ACC Network and heard locally on 790 the Zone.