@GTWBB Hosts Virginia Tech Sunday

Jan. 31, 2015

Georgia Tech (13-9, 3-5 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech (10-11, 1-7 ACC) – Game 23
Date & Time Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 | 2 p.m. ET
Location McCamish Pavilion | Atlanta, Ga. 
Game Notes Georgia TechVirginia Tech
TV ESPN3 –  Brandon Gaudin (PxP) and Angel Gray (analyst) 
Live Stats Gametracker
Radio 91.1 FM WREK 
Promos Kids Day (Kids in for Free), Free ice cream for the first 500 fans
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team continues its homestand on Sunday at 2 p.m. when it hosts Virginia Tech at McCamish Pavilion. Sunday is also Kids Day so kids get in free and can enjoy the Kids Zone which features inflatables, a DJ sign making, bracelets and face tattoos.  The Kids Zone begins an hour before tipoff. Also, the first 500 fans will receive free ice cream at the game.

 The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team continues its homestand on Sunday at 2 p.m. when it hosts Virginia Tech at McCamish Pavilion. Sunday is also Kids Day so kids get in free and can enjoy the Kids Zone which features inflatables, a DJ sign making, bracelets and face tattoos.  The Kids Zone begins an hour before tipoff. Also, the first 500 fans will receive free ice cream at the game.

#5THINGS
– Sophomore Kaela Davis became the fastest GT player to score 1,000 career points after scoring 24 pts at Notre Dame. She broke the record of 55 games, scoring 1,000 points in 52 games.
– Junior Roddreka Rogers has a team-best six double-doubles after recording back-to-back double-doubles at UNC and against Pittsburgh.
– Head coach MaChelle Joseph became GT’s all-time winningest coach after the Jackets defeated Clemson on Jan. 4. She has a career record of 226-143.
– Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Jacket to score 1,000 career points after scoring 10 points against Lipscomb.
– This is the 13th meeting in school history vs. Virginia Tech. Tech won 7 out of the past 8 meetings. 

a win would…
– Be the 227th win of Coach Joseph’s career, making her 227-142 overall
– Be the second-straight win against Virginia Tech and the eighth in the past nine games
– Give Joseph a 8-4 record against Virginia Tech
– Give Georgia Tech its 602nd program win and put Georgia Tech at 602-568 overall over 40 years of women’s basketball

#SWARMSTATS
– Sophomore Kaela Davis became the 28th Yellow Jacket and fastest player at Tech to reach 1,000 points after scoring 24 points at Notre Dame. She played in 52 game – the previous record was 55 games
– Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points after recording 10 points against Lipscomb
– Tech’s nine losses were to teams receiving votes or ranked in top 25 polls
– In 13 wins, Tech has averaged a 18.4 margin of victory
– In 14 of Tech’s 22 games, at least one player has scored 20 points or more. In four games, two Yellow Jackets reached the 20 point mark in the same game
Kaela Davis, Aaliyah Whiteside, Zaire O’Neil and Sydney Wallace are all averaging double-figures
– Davis ranks second in the ACC with her 20.9 ppg average and 20th in the NCAA.
– Davis’ 21.0 ppg in ACC play leads the conference while Roddreka Rogers’ 10.1 rebounds per game is tied for first in ACC play.
– The Jackets have won the rebounding battle in 15 of their 22 games and tied their opponents in rebounding in one game
– The Jackets are averaging 79.6 points per game when playing at home this season.
– The Yellow Jackets have scored first in 17 of their 22 games. Georgia Tech is 12-5 when they score the first points of the game.  
– Dating back to the 2012-13 season, Tech has won 18 out of its 21 home non-conference games. Tech’s loss to Georgia was its first nonconference home loss since Dec. 2, 2012 against UGA.
– The Yellow Jackets are averaging 32.7 points per game in the paint, which is 44 percent of their overall points average (75.0).

fast track to 1,000 points
Sophomore Kaela Davis became the 28th Yellow Jacket to reach 1,000 career points after scoring 24 at Notre Dame. Davis scored 1,000 points in 52 career games which makes her the fastest player in GT women’s basketball history to reach the 1,000 point milestone. Dolores Bootz (1985-88) and Joyce Pierce (1991-93) both reached the milestone in 55 games. Davis is the second Yellow Jacket to achieve the feat this year for senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points against Lipscomb on Dec. 29, 2014.  Davis currently has 1,053 points. 

THROWBACK to the last time they met
Georgia Tech won last year’s meeting in Blacksburg, 73-52. The Yellow Jackets were led by Tyaunna Marshall who recorded team-bests in points, 30, rebounds, seven, and assists, five. Marshall sparked a second-half comeback after the Jackets went into the half down, 25-19, to the Hokies. Marshall scored 21 points in the second half while Kaela Davis added 12 points overall. The Jackets forced the Hokies to turn the ball over 18 times and held them to 35 percent shooting. 

#3 for 30
At Virginia, sophomore Kaela Davis scored 31 points for her fourth 30 point game of the season and fifth of her career.  Davis joins three other Yellow Jackets who have recorded at least five 30 point games in their careers – Kisha Ford (six), Dolores Bootz (six) and Karen Lounsbury (six). Davis is also just one of three Yellow Jackets to record at least four 30 point games in a single-season:

Kaela Davis – 4 in 2014-15
– Dolores Bootz – 5 in 1987-88
– Karen Lounsbury – 4 in 1988-89

free points
At Virginia, the Yellow Jackets shot 100 percent from the free throw line (14-14) marking the first time the Jackets have gone 100 percent from the charity stripe since Virginia and Georgia Tech met on Jan. 13, 2011 and Tech shot 11-for-11.  The Yellow Jackets are shooting 73.1 percent from the free throw line as a team, which ranks fourth in the ACC and 41st in the NCAA. Tech is shooting 76.8 percent from the foul line in crunch time (the final five minutes of the game). Three Yellow Jackets are shooting 80 percent or better from the charity stripe this season, led by junior Aaliyah Whiteside who is shooting team-best 81 percent  (78-for-96) which ranks eighth in the ACC. 

davis bounces back
Following a six-point performance, her second lowest point total in a single-game in her career, sophomore Kaela Davis has been red hot, averaging 25.3 points per game over the past four games. She scored 31 points in two of those games (Pitt and at Virginia), totaled 24 points at #6 Notre Dame and scored 15 vs. FSU. At Virginia, Davis scored 46 percent of Tech’s 68 points. She is responsible for 27.8 percent of the Jackets’ points this season (459-of-1.649). She is averaging 20.9 points per game, which is second in the ACC and 20th in the nation. Davis is averaging 21.0 points per game during conference play, which leads all ACC players. 

two for 1,000
Senior Sydney Wallace and sophomore Kaela Davis are the fifth pair of teammates to reach 1,000 career points in the same season. They are the first duo since Brigitte Ardossi and Alex Montgomery each reached 1,000 career points in the 2009-10 season. Two Jackets have acheived the milestone in a single season three seasons under Joseph’s direction – 2006-07, 2009-10, 2014-15.

NEXT UP
The Yellow Jackets host Syracuse on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.

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