THE FLATS -- Finishing out its home schedule with Senior Night, Georgia Tech looks to win its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference game and even the season series with NC State when it hosts the Wolfpack in a nationally-televised game at 6 p.m. Sunday night at McCamish Pavilion. It will be the final regular-season home game for Tech seniors Mfon Udofia and Pierre Jordan.
Tech (15-12, 5-10 ACC) snapped a two-game losing streak with one of its best performances of the year Wednesday night in a 78-68 victory over Maryland. The Yellow Jackets, who have not won two straight ACC games since the end of the 2010-11 season, have made measurable progress this season that has been reflected in its overall and conference records, and enter the weekend tied for eighth place in the conference standings.
Sunday's game can be heard over the Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network (790 AM, 106.7 FM in Atlanta), as well as satellite radio (Sirius Ch. 92, XM Ch. 191). The game is being televised on the ESPNU Sunday Night Hoops package, and is also available online via the WatchESPN app.
NC State (20-8, 9-6 ACC) is alone in fifth place in the ACC standings following its 82-64 win over Boston College Tuesday. The Wolfpack, 2-6 on the road in the ACC, have won four of their last five games and rank second in the ACC in scoring offense (78.3 ppg).
Following Sunday's game, the Yellow Jackets will finish the regular season on the road next week at Miami (9 p.m. Wednesday) and Boston College (12 noon Saturday).
Final Game in McCamish Pavilion for Udofia, Jordan
Point guards Mfon Udofia and Pierre Jordan, both Atlanta-area players who took divergent routes to arrive at this point, are playing their final regular-season home games against NC State.
Udofia, an all-state player in Georgia at state champion Miller Grove High School in Stone Mountain, was part of a stellar recruiting class of six players who enter Tech for the 2009-10 season and helped the Yellow Jackets reach the finals of the ACC Tournament and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. After struggling through his first two years, the 6-2 guard has developed into a solid point guard and leader with career-best numbers this year.
Jordan, who graduated from Dunwoody High School in 2008, played two seasons at Florida State and graduated in three years, leaving him with two years of eligiblity to complete while enrolled in the Building Construction and Facility Management graduate program at Tech. He has been Udofia's primary backup for most of the past two seasons and will complete his master's in the spring.