Erick Smith, USA TODAY
Published 4: 53 p.m. ET March 18, 2021
Georgia Tech can be without its leading scorer for the launch of its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 seasons.
Moses Wright has been sidelined resulting from a positive test for COVID-19 before the Yellow Jackets going by Loyola Chicago in the fundamental round Friday. Multiple retail outlets are reporting the news, though the college has no longer confirmed his absence.
Wright, the ACC player of the year, averaged 17.0 capabilities and 8.4 reboundsduring the brand new season. Tech won its last eight video games, collectively with two victories to stable its first ACC tournament title since 1993.
BRACKET BREAKDOWN: Capsules for every NCAA Tournament team
May per chance nonetheless the Yellow Jackets contrivance towards Loyola, it is anticipated Wright additionally will omit the 2nd-round game towards the winner of Illinois and Drexel.
Without its leading scorer, Georgia Tech will turn to guards Jose Alvarado and Michael Devoe to add more offensive punch to the lineup. Devoe was once the most treasured player of the ACC tournament after scoring 33 capabilities in its two wins.
Follow colleges reporter Erick Smith on Twitter @ericksmith