THE FLATS -- In a contest between two teams looking for their first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season, Georgia Tech returns home to McCamish Pavilion to face Virginia Tech in a regionally-televised game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tech (10-4, 0-2 ACC) has dropped its first two ACC games, a 62-49 decision at home last Saturday to Miami and an 83-70 loss at 20th-ranked NC State Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets, who still have their best 14-game start since the 2009-10 season, have not begun the ACC schedule with three straight losses since the 2008-09 season (0-6).
Tech's four losses have come against teams currently ranked sixth (Miami). 11th (Illinois), 16th (NC State) and 69th (California) in the CBS Sports RPI ranking.
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. 117, XM Ch. 197). The game will be regionally televised on the ACC Network (WATL-TV in Atlanta), and is also available online at ESPN3 and ACCLive.com.
Virginia Tech (9-6, 0-2 ACC) come to Atlanta with four straight losses, and has lost six of eight games since a 7-0 start in head coach James Johnson's first season. The Hokies have lost a road game to Maryland and a home game to Boston College to begin their ACC slate.
The Yellow Jackets follow Saturday's game with visits to No. 1 Duke (Thursday) and North Carolina (Jan. 23) before returning home Jan. 26 to face Wake Forest.