Bracketologists lay out Tech’s path to the NCAA tournament

Georgia Tech guard Tadric Jackson (1) celebrates with fans after defeating Notre Dame 62-60 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Tech guard Tadric Jackson (1) celebrates with fans after defeating Notre Dame 62-60 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Tech has a chance at making the NCAA tournament, two bracketology experts said this week. It is a nearly unthinkable position for a team that was expected to be one of the weakest power-conference teams before the start of the season and is an accomplishment in itself.

CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm rated coach Josh Pastner’s team as “on the fence” in his updated bracket Friday. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi had Tech among his “first four out” in his Friday bracket for the 68-team field. The question now is, what do the Yellow Jackets need to do to make their first NCAA tournament since the 2009-10 season?

Said Palm, “It’s an uphill climb.”

For more, including a former NCAA selection committee member’s insight into the committee’s approach to bubble teams, read here.


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