Georgia Tech rewind: A look back at Jackets’ top storylines of season


Georgia Tech fell short in its quest to advance to the NCAA tournament this season, but has accepted an invitation to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) and will host Indiana in its first game Tuesday.

Here’s a look at some of the top stories from the season, a season which began with the Jackets picked to finish in the basement of the ACC:

> Josh Pastner named coach of the year: In his first season, Pastner becomes the third Tech coach to earn the honor, following three-time winner Bobby Cremins and one-time winner Paul Hewitt. 

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> Ben Lammers’ balancing act of books, basketball: He’s a coding wiz in the classroom -- and he was the ACC defensive player of the year on the basketball court.

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> A basketball journey: A behind-the-scenes look at Georgia Tech on the road with coach Josh Pastner.

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> How Josh Okogie ended up at Tech: A look at how the team’s leading scorer -- a true freshman -- landed on the Tech campus.

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> Reflecting on ‘surreal’ ACC season: “I mean, I believed in our team, but to sit here and tell you that we’d have eight (ACC) wins?” coach Josh Pastner asked. “Come on, man. It’s surreal.”

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> Stephens a ‘typical Tech kid’: Quinton Stephens will be remembered for steadfast dedication to the team -- and his commitment to dancing to his own rhythm.

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