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Jackets' praises sung by Dick Vitale


Georgia Tech had a notable viewer watching its 78-56 upset of No. 6 Florida State Wednesday night – ESPN analyst Dick Vitale.

The popular broadcaster wrote two tweets about the game, the latter praising coach Josh Pastner and Tech guard Josh Okogie.

The first:

The second:

Okogie scored 35 points against the Seminoles, his second game with 30-plus points of the season, to go with career highs in rebounds (14) and assists (five). Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton praised Okogie a little more expansively, saying, “He’s the real deal. He’s a very good player.”

With nearly 900,000 followers, Vitale’s impressions of Tech, Pastner and Okogie have a broad reach.

Unfortunately for Vitale, and especially unfortunately for journalist Josh Lowensohn, the basketball hall of fame analyst tagged the wrong Josh. Okogie’s Twitter handle is @CallMe_NonStop. Vitale’s tweet was marked as a favorite 135 times and retweeted 74 times as of early Thursday morning, giving Mr. Lowensohn a lot of unintended traffic.

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Ken Sugiura covers Georgia Tech sports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.