@GTWBB Returns Home to Host Clemson Sunday

Jan. 3, 2015

Georgia Tech (10-5, 0-1 ACC) vs. Clemson (9-5, 1-0 ACC) – Game 16
Date & Time Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 | 2 p.m. ET
Location Atlanta, Ga. | McCamish Pavilion 
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (10-5, 0-1 ACC) host Clemson (9-5, 1-0 ACC) on Sunday at McCamish Pavilion at 2 p.m. 

– Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Jacket to score 1,000 career points after scoring 10 points against Lipscomb.
– Dating back to the 2012-13 season, Tech has won 18 out of its 21 home non-conference games. – Sophomore Kaela Davis set a new career-high, scoring 35 points against LA Tech. It was her third-career 30+ point game and second this season.
– Head coach MaChelle Joseph has a career record of 223-139, putting her just 1 win away from becoming GT’s all-time winningest coach. She was named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
– This is the 73rd meeting in school history against Clemson. Tech has16 out of the last 18 meetings.

a win would…
– Be the 224th win of Coach Joseph’s career, making her the all-time winningest coach in Georgia Tech history
– Be make the Jackets 10-2 at home against Clemson under Joseph
– Give Joseph a 18-4 record against the Tigers
– Give Georgia Tech its 599th program win, putting it one win away from reaching the 600 win milestone
– Be the first ACC win of the season the for Jackets, putting them at 1-1

Tech tidbits

– Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points after recording 10 points against Lipscomb
– Tech’s five losses to teams receiving votes or ranked in top 25 polls
– In 10 wins, Tech has averaged 23.5 margin of victory
– In nine of Tech’s 15 games, at least one player as scored 20 points or more. In three 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.
– The Jackets have won the rebounding battle in 11 of their 15 games.
– The Jackets are averaging 83.5 points per game when playing at home this season.
– 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.
– Tech only committed seven fouls against Central Arkansas, which ties for the third-least amount of fouls committed in a game in Georgia Tech history. They only sent UCA to the foul line once the entire game.

by the numbers
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 83.9 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 59.4 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 60.4 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 72.2 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 37.3 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 47.2 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 16.6 boards per game. In losses, Tech is out-rebounded by opponents by 4.0 rebounds per game.
– In wins, Tech is averaging 19 free throw attempts per game. In losses, the Jackets are only getting 15 attempts from the stripe.
– In wins, Davis is averaging 22.9 ppg and O’Neil is averaging 13.0 ppg. Davis averages 15.8 ppg and O’Neil averages 5.8 ppg in losses.

acc road warriors
The Yellow Jackets are on the road for five of their first seven ACC games, traveling to Louisville, Boston College, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Virginia. 

The Yellow Jackets have scored first in 14 of their 15 games. Georgia Tech is 10-4 when they score the first points of the game.  

wallace nets 1,000th career point
Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points after scoring 10 against Lipscomb on Dec. 29,2014. Wallace entered into the game needing just nine points to join the 1,000 point club. In her career, Wallace has made 167 3-pointers in her career. 

on the way to 1,000
Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points against Lispcomb on Dec. 29, 2014, but she is not the only one this season that was close to hitting the milestone. Sophomore Kaela Davis has 902 career points, which puts her 98 points away from 1,000. Davis has played in 47 career games. The record for the fastest player to reach 1,000 points is 55 games. To become the fastest player to reach 1,000, Davis will have to average 14.0 points per game. She is averaging 20.5 ppg. 

kd has a career-day, again
Sophomore Kaela Davis set a new career-high against LA Tech, scoring 35 points. Her 35 points marked her third 30 point of her career and second of the season. Against Alabama State on Dec. 17, Davis scored 33 points, including six 3-pointers. Her first career 30 point game was against Clemson on January 30, 2014 when she scored 31 points for a previous career-high. Davis ranks 22nd in the NCAA with her 20.5 ppg. 

gt holiday tournament champions
The Yellow Jackets won the Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament for the second year in a row, defeating Lipscomb, 71-53, and LA Tech, 96-81. Tech’s 96 points scored against LA Tech marked the fourth time this season that the Jackets have scored at least 90 points against an opponent. 

Sophomore Kaela Davis averaged an impressive 31.5 ppg during the Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament. Davis was named the MVP of the tournament. Freshman Zaire O’Neil was also a strong force for the Jackets, scoring 20 points against LA Tech for her second 20 point game of the season. O’Neil missed the game against Lipscomb due to an injury.

With freshman point guard Antonia Peresson out for the Jackets during the tournament, fellow freshman PG Imani Tilford stepped up big for Tech. Tilford played an average of 30 minutes per game in the tournament when her previous season high was nine minutes. She led the Jackets in assists against Lipscomb with six and steals against LA Tech with five. Both O’Neil and Tilford were honored on the all-tournament team.

approaching milestones
Joseph enters her 12th season at the helm of the Yellow Jackets with a career record of 223-138. Joseph is o-ne win away from becoming the all-time winningest coach in Georgia Tech history. Former coach Agnus Berenato is currently the all-time winningest coach with a record of 223-209 in 15 seasons.

Georgia Tech has 598 program wins, putting them two wins away from reaching the 600 win milestone.

The Yellow Jackets travel to Boston College on Thursday at 7 p.m. to continue ACC play.




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