Georgia Tech had a notable viewer watching its 78-56 upset of No. 6 Florida State Wednesday night – ESPN analyst Dick Vitale.
The popular broadcaster wrote two tweets about the game, the latter praising coach Josh Pastner and Tech guard Josh Okogie.
Okogie scored 35 points against the Seminoles, his second game with 30-plus points of the season, to go with career highs in rebounds (14) and assists (five). Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton praised Okogie a little more expansively, saying, “He’s the real deal. He’s a very good player.”
With nearly 900,000 followers, Vitale’s impressions of Tech, Pastner and Okogie have a broad reach.
Unfortunately for Vitale, and especially unfortunately for journalist Josh Lowensohn, the basketball hall of fame analyst tagged the wrong Josh. Okogie’s Twitter handle is @CallMe_NonStop. Vitale’s tweet was marked as a favorite 135 times and retweeted 74 times as of early Thursday morning, giving Mr. Lowensohn a lot of unintended traffic.