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Get To Know: Georgia Tech

Just because it's Thanksgiving doesn't mean we don't have basketball. In fact, there's a lot of basketball today, but let's learn a thing or two about the Yellow Jackets.

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Name: Georgia Institute of Technology

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Nickname: Yellow Jackets

But isn't there a song: You're thinking of "Ramblin' Wreck From Georgia Tech," most likely.  That's the official school fight song, and the official first line of the lyrics is "I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech, and a hell of an engineer" where Ramblin' Wreck is literally referring to a 1930 Ford Model A Sport coupe.

But the mascot is the insect, right? NOOOOOPE.  The official mascot of Georgia Tech is the car itself.  Buzz, the traditional "guy in a costume" mascot, has only been an official part of Georgia Tech athletics since 1980, while the Ramblin' Wreck has been a part of GT lore since 1916.

Why "Yellow Jackets?" Literally, because the students wore yellow jackets because they were already the school colors.

Notable Alumni: Former United States President Jimmy Carter; Mike Duke, the founder of Days Inn Hotels; Joe Rogers, Jr., CEO of Waffle House; John Young, Apollo astronaut, NASA's first space shuttle commander, and one of 12 men to talk on the Moon; Herbert Saffir, developer of the Saffir-Simpson Scale, used to measure hurricane magnitude; comedian Jeff Foxworthy; and Barbara "Bobbi" Morse, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Last Season: 16-17, but 6-12 in the ACC.

This Season: 3-0, including a season opening win over noted rival Georgia.

KenPom Ranking: #88

Returning Points Leader: Marcus Georges-Hunt, 11.7 ppg

Returning Rebounds Leader: Marcus Georges-Hunt, 4.3 rpg

Returning Assists Leader: Marcus Georges-Hunt, 2.1 apg

Head Coach: Brian Gregory, in his fourth season at GT.  He has a record of 46-52 with the Yellow Jackets, and a career record of 218-146 with an eight year stint at Dayton.

All Time Series: 3-3

Last Meeting: Marquette won at home, 63-45, on January 3, 1977.  It was part of a 10 game winning streak during the 1976-77 NCAA championship season.