Georgia Tech will be without leading scorer and ACC Player of the Year Moses Wright on Friday when the No. 9 seed Yellow Jackets take on No. 8 seed Loyola Chicago in a first round NCAA Tournament game, according a report by Stadium's Jeff Goodman and confirmed by CBS Sports. Playing without Wright will be a crushing blow for Georgia Tech as it makes the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010.

At 6-foot-9, Wright is the team's primary big man and would have been assigned to help contain Loyola Chicago star center Cameron Krutwig, a third-team AP All-American who leads the Ramblers in scoring. Wright was particularly influential in Georgia Tech's final six regular season games as he averaged 23.5 points and 10 rebounds per contest to send the Yellow Jackets into the postseason with momentum.