Georgia Tech (17-8) won their fourth ACC Tournament title and first since 1993. They are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The ACC was formed in 1953 when Virginia and Duke joined together to form a 12-team conference. In addition to Virginia and Duke, that list includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, Boston College, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and Louisville. These teams would go on to play in every NCAA Men's Basketball Championship from 1954 to 1979. Virginia is the only school that remains in the ACC today. The others all left for different conferences between 1980 and 2012.
Virginia joined what was then known as the Big Eight Conference in 1971. That same year, North Carolina also left for the new Pacific 10 Conference. In 1982, South Carolina joined both Virginia and North Carolina as members of the ACC. In July 1997, Duke joined the ACC after leaving the old Big East Conference. In August 2011, Louisville joined the ACC after leaving the old Big East Conference. This brings the current number of teams in the ACC to 14. Although neither Virginia nor North Carolina currently has an agreement with the ACC to continue playing football after this season, both schools have announced plans to continue playing football in 2014.
Georgia Tech, the ACC Coastal Division champion, will make their 33rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and its second consecutive since 2019. (no tournament was held in 2020). The Yellow Jackets are 1-1 all time in the event.
They lost their first game when they were defeated by North Carolina State in the first round of the 1995 NCAA Tournament. Last year's defeat to South Carolina was also their only exit from the Dance so far this decade.
In addition to being a perennial powerhouse in basketball, Georgia Tech has had considerable success in other sports as well. They have won two national championships in 1984 and 1990 in women's tennis and 1989 in men's outdoor track and field. The Yellow Jackets have also produced eight Olympic gold medalists, most recently Dwight Phillips who captured his third gold medal in the 100m dash at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Tech's home venue is the McCamish Pavilion which opened in 1969. The building is named after John Henry "Jack" McIlvain Jr., who served as athletic director from 1963 to 1979. A member of Georgia Tech's Hall of Fame, he played an important role in bringing major sporting events to Atlanta including the 1966 World Cup soccer match between England and Germany and the 1996 Summer Olympics.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Georgia Tech went on to win the ACC championship as well as a share of the national championship. The Yellow Jackets were ranked No. 1 at the end of the season and played in the Peach Bowl, where they lost to Florida State 24-3.
Georgia Tech's football program began in 1892 when it joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The school officially became a member of the ACC on February 7, 1953. In its first 50 years, the ACC was not very successful, with only five schools being ranked in the top 25 at some point during that period. However, beginning in the late 1980s, the ACC started to improve, and by 2000 it had eight teams that were ranked in the Top 25. In addition, four of those teams made the NCAA Tournament. By 2013, all 12 members were ranked in the AP Poll at some point during the year.
In 1992, Georgia Tech's football team won the ACC Championship for the first time. They beat Virginia 21-14 in Atlanta to take home their first ever title. The following year, the Yellow Jackets repeated as champions but this time they defeated Miami 26-16 in the 1993 Peach Bowl.