ATLANTA - A trip to California to play Pepperdine and Southern California and non-conference games against Alabama, Georgia, Penn State and Vanderbilt, as well as 16 games within the nation's strongest conference, highlight Georgia Tech's 2008-09 men's basketball schedule.
Tech's schedule, announced Tuesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference, includes 12 games against teams that played in last year's post-season (NCAA or NIT) and seven national television dates.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
ATLANTA - Bassirou Dieng, who played basketball the last two seasons at St. Francis University (Pa.) and has been accepted into Georgia Tech's International Affairs graduate program, has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA to play for the Yellow Jackets' basketball team in the 2008-09 season.
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ATLANTA - Ra'Sean Dickey, a senior center for Georgia Tech's men's basketball team, has decided to red-shirt the 2007-08 season.
The 6-10, 250-pound Dickey, who has missed the first eight games of the season due to academic ineligibility, also has been forced to miss considerable practice time because of acute tendonitis in his right knee and is not yet able to play.
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Overall Rank: #52
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech center Ra’Sean Dickey has been ruled academically ineligible to compete in basketball in the fall semester, head coach Paul Hewitt announced Saturday.
“Ra’Sean realizes he has fallen short on his academic responsibilities and knows he has work to do in the fall in order to play,” said Hewitt.
The 6-9 senior from Clio, S.C., who started 23 games last year, was Tech’s fourth-leading scorer (8.1 points per game) and second leading rebounder (5.3 per game), while tying for the team lead in field goal percentage (59.6 pct.).
-GT Media Relations-
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