The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have a long tradition of winning basketball. They have played in the NCAA Tournament 16 times with the most recent being in 2010. The Yellow Jackets have won the prestigious ACC Tournament three times (1985, 1990 and 1993). They have advanced to the National Championship game (2004), the Final Four twice (1990,2004), the Elite Eight four times (1960, 1985, 1990 and 2004) and the Sweet Sixteen seven times.
Georgia Tech has also been to the NIT seven times. Georgia Tech has advanced to the NIT quarterfinals four times including 1971 when they went all the way to the championship game.
Some of the legendary players to play for Georgia Tech include John Salley, Mark Price, Dennis Scott, Chris Bosh, Kenny Anderson, Drew Barry, Jon Barry, Travis Best, Derrick Favors, Matt Geiger, Tom Hammonds and Matt Harpring.
The Hank McCamish Pavilion has been the Yellow Jackets home since 1956. It holds over 8600 Georgia Tech fans for home games in the prestigious ACC.
The students at the Georgia Tech home games keep the atmosphere loud and fun as they cheer on the home team. There are no bad seats at Hank McCamish Pavilion and all are wide and comfortable. A ticket to a Georgia Tech home game means you are in for a real treat. There is no conference quite like the ACC in the sport.
No other conference has the tradition, the fan enthusiasm, and the talent that the ACC has. Teams such as North Carolina, NC State, Duke, Virginia, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Clemson, Boston College, Florida State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Miami will be playing Georgia Tech this season, many of those at Hank McCamish Pavilion.
Georgia Tech has rivalries with some of the best basketball schools in the country. They have an all-time record against the Georgia Bulldogs of 115 wins and 86 losses in the rivalry known as “Clean, Old Fashioned Hate.” During the 1980s and 1990s, their games with schools such as Duke, North Carolina, UVA, Maryland and Wake Forest were huge. These games were often nationally televised and drew large ratings. Although they have struggled lately, Georgia Tech is a team that could become an national power again very soon. All it would take is a couple of blue chip recruits such as Bosh to decide they want to be the next great Yellow Jacket to play in the NBA.
You can enjoy all of your favorite concession items while taking in the fantastic ACC action such as burgers, pizza, hot dogs, and even Zaxby’s chicken along with Coke products from a great seat. With all the sports venues in Atlanta, when the SEC had to move the SEC Tournament in 2008 due to storm damage sustained at the Georgia Dome, they picked Hank McCamish Pavilion to play the remainder of the tournament. Come out this season and find out why.