Jackets Nesting Report: Wright Out In First Game

Covid has struck again. This time affecting the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets big man Moses Wright.

Wright, who was named ACC Player of the Year, helped keep the Jackets season alive and catapulted the team to their first ACC Championship since 1993.

A win in the first round for Loyola-Chicago would be an upset, as the line has moved all the way up to Loyola -5.5, after the Wright news dropped.

You don’t have to scroll back too far in the history books to see when Loyola-Chicago made the NCAA Tournament in 2018 as a No. 11 seed. In the Round of 64 that year, the Ramblers were matched up against No. 6 seed Miami. The Ramblers made it past the Canes, 64-62.

The Ramblers continued their winning ways all the way to the Final Four after defeating #3 seed Tennessee, #7 seed Nevada, and then the #9 seed Kansas St. However, the Cinderella story came to an end when it lost to Michigan in the Final Four.

With Wright being out, who is also the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, it could spell trouble for the Jackets. Whoever wins this game will then almost certainly have to face top seed Illinois, barring an enormous upset.

Illinois is a superior team than both the Ramblers and Jackets. In order for either one of the two to knock off the top seed, it would need a near-to-perfect game from everyone. However, the Jackets won’t get the chance because:

Round of 64 prediction:

You won’t like it, but …..

Ramblers 69, Jackets 60