THE FLATS -- Having emerged from its Tobacco Road gauntlet, Georgia Tech returns to play three of its next four games on its home court, beginning with Wake Forest at 3 p.m. Saturday in a regionally-televised Atlantic Coast Conference game at McCamish Pavilion.
Tech (10-7, 0-5 ACC) is still in search of its first ACC win after having played the projected top four finishers in the conference among its first five league games. The Yellow Jackets sit 0-5 in conference play for the first time since the 2008-09 team began the season 0-6.
Five of Tech's losses have come against teams currently ranked 31st (Illinois), fourth (Miami), 13th (NC State), first (Duke) and 34th (North Carolina) in the CBS Sports RPI ranking. The Yellow Jackets have return meetings with Miami, NC State and North Carolina in the second half of the conference season.
Saturday'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. 93, XM Ch. 195). The game will be regionally televised on the ACC Network and can also be viewed outside the ACC region on ESPN3.
Wake Forest (10-8, 3-3), picked to finish below Georgia Tech in pre-season polls, have gotten off to a good start in ACC play and come to Atlanta on the heels of an 86-84 victory over 18th-ranked NC State Tuesday night. Like Tech, the Demon Deacons have lost to Duke and Virginia Tech, but have beaten Virginia and Boston College.
The Yellow Jackets split their regular season meetings with Wake Forest last year, each team winning at home. After a trip up to Clemson Tuesday night, Tech comes back home to face Virginia and defending ACC champion Florida State.