Georgia Tech Basketball withdraws postseason ban appeal , will not participate in ACC Tournament

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According to Tori McElhaney of The Athletic, the Yellow Jackets will not play in the ACC Tournament and their season will end with a game against Clemson on March 6. Also, as you will see below.

In a statement, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury said dropping the appeal will “remove the cloud of a potential postseason ban from hanging over our team as we move into next season and beyond.”

Georgia Tech also received four years probation and other penalties as part of the NCAA sanctions. The school is not dropping its appeal of recruiting restrictions that were levied as part of the sanctions handed down in September.

“I support the decision of our administration to withdraw the appeal of the competition penalty and am happy to know that we’ll have this penalty behind us as we go into 2020-21,” Georgia Tech’s Head Coach Josh Pastner said in the statement. “Like our administration, I’m sad for our two seniors (James Banks and Shembari Phillips ) who won’t have the opportunity to participate in the postseason in their final year. We will do everything in our power over the final two games of the season to send James and Shembari out on a high note.”

The ACC Tournament is scheduled for March 10-14 in Greensboro, North Carolina. With the tournament field down to 14 teams, the first round will now be just two games instead of the originally-scheduled three games.

As of right now , Georgia Tech is currently tied for fifth place in the ACC with a 9-9 conference record (15-14 overall).

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