Georgia Tech, State square off for hurricane relief

ATLANTA — The men’s basketball teams at Georgia Tech and Georgia State are partnering to raise money to benefit the ongoing hurricane relief effort.

The teams will square off in an exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 28, at McCamish Pavilion. Dubbed the “A-Town Showdown for Hurricane Relief,” tipoff off will be at noon.

The Yellow Jackets and Panthers will face off on the hardwood for the first time since December of 2008, doing so in an effort to aid the victims of the recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The NCAA granted the teams a waiver to add the exhibition game, as they also did for others, including Kansas-Missouri and Providence-Connecticut, to raise money for relief efforts.

“We look forward to playing Georgia Tech and partnering on such a worthy cause,” said Georgia State coach Ron Hunter. “There has been so much devastation caused by these hurricanes over
the last few months. We hope that our fan bases will come together to cheer on both teams as we look to raise as much money possible for all of those who are still in need.”

Tickets for the game are $20 to the general public and $5 for students from both schools. All seating is general admission. The game will not be televised or streamed online.

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