With three mostly frustrating seasons now in the books at McCamish Pavilion and the Georgia Tech basketball team out of the Men’s NCAA Tournament field of 68 once again, all members of the Yellow Jackets’ fan base old enough to remember the true glory days of the program are stuck once again with an all too familiar feeling of nostalgia.
During the 50-plus years that the Yellow Jackets nested in the often raucous, home-team friendly environment of Alexander Memorial Coliseum, the team made 16 appearances, 10 under the guidance of Coach Bobby Cremins, in the “Big Dance”, posting a 23-16 record while twice advancing to the Final Four (1990, 2004).
With Coach Paul Hewitt at the helm, the 2003-04 squad took an unforgettable trip all the way to the tourney finals, but came up just short of bringing Georgia Tech a National Championship on the hardwood.
Jogging through the many long-lasting memories that the Yellow Jackets have delivered on the court over the last few decades, there are plenty of names that should immediately come to all of our minds. The following six players comprise what I believe to be Georgia Tech’s All-Time NCAA Tournament.
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