Tech opens ACC play with Miami

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THE FLATS -- Looking to continue its longest winning streak in three years, Georgia Tech opens Atlantic Coast Conference play at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Miami at McCamish Pavilion. The Hurricanes, the last team to face Tech in Alexander Memorial Coliseum, will be the first ACC team to play the Yellow Jackets in McCamish Pavilion.

Tech (10-2) closed out its non-conference schedule with a 74-58 victory over Chattanooga Wednesday night, and in the process has completed its best non-league record, built its longest winning streak (six games) and posted its best 12-game start since the 2009-10 season, the last time the Yellow Jackets earned a post-season bid. The 2009-10 squad went 12-2 in non-conference play, reached the finals of the ACC Tournament and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Tech's only two losses have come to California, which was undefeated at the time and went on to win the DirecTV Classic in Anaheim, Calif., and to 12th-ranked Illinois on the road.

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. 135, XM Ch. 193). The game will be regionally televised on the ACC Network (WATL-TV in Atlanta), and is also available online at ESPN3.

Miami (9-3), which won eight of its first nine games this season, snapped a two-game skid Wednesday night with a 76-59 homecourt victory over LaSalle. The Hurricanes, who won both meetings against Tech last year, are ranked as high as 11th in RPI services with a strength of schedule rated as high as fourth.

Saturday's game closes out a seven-game homestand for the Yellow Jackets, who play three of their next four games on the road.

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