@GTWBB Takes On Clemson in ACC Tournament

March 3, 2015

#11 Georgia Tech (17-13, 7-9 ACC) vs.#14 Clemson(9-20, 1-15 ACC)- Game30
Date & Time Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 6:30p.m. ET
Location GreensboroColiseum | Greensboro, N.C. | Interactive Bracket
Game Notes Georgia Tech|Clemson
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TV RSN | ESPN3| Debbie Antonelli & Tom Werme
Radio 91.1 FM WREK
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The #11 seed Georgia Tech faces #14 Clemson on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on RSN/ESPN3.

– Sophomore Kaela Davis’ 20.1 ppg ranks second in the ACC and she is first in scoring in conference games with 19.6 ppg.
– Davis was named College Sports Madness’ National Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week after leading Tech to a historic upset of #16 Duke and a win against Wake Forest
– Junior Roddreka Rogers grabbed a career-high19 rebounds in Tech’s last meeting at Clemson. Rogers is averaging a double-double in ACC play with 10.4 ppg and 10.2 rpg.
– 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 230-147.
– This is the 74th meeting in school history against Clemson. Tech has won 18 out of the last 20 meetings.

a win would…
– Be the 231st win of Coach Joseph’s career, making her 231-147 overall
– Give Georgia Tech its 606th program win and put Georgia Tech at 606-574 overall over 40 years of women’s basketball
– Give Joseph a 20-4 record against the Tigers
– Be the first post season win against Clemson since a 74-73 win in 1992 in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament
– Be the fourth-straight win for the Yellow Jackets
– Put the Jackets at 15-35 overall in the ACC Tournament and 10-11 under Joseph
– Give the Jackets a 5-4 record in the first round under Joseph

After finishing the 2014-15 season on a three-game winning streak with a 17-13 overall record and a 7-9 mark in the ACC, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team has been slated as the #11 seed in the 2015 ACC Tournament. As the #11 seed in the tournament, the Yellow Jackets face the #14 seed Clemson at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday on RSN in the first round. This will be the third meeting against Clemson this season. The Yellow Jackets won the two regular season games against Clemson, defeating the Tigers 74-66 at home and 71-59 at Clemson.

The Yellow Jackets are 14-35 overall in the ACC Tournament and 9-11 under Coach Joseph. With an expanded conference, the ACC Tournament features first and second rounds, quarterfinals, semifinals and the championship. Under Coach Joseph, the Jackets are 4-4 in the first round.

The Yellow Jackets are 1-4 against Clemson in the ACC Tournament. Tech’s only win in the postseason against the Tigers was a 74-73 win in 1992 in the semifinals.

davis named first team all-acc
Sophomore Kaela Davis has been named to the All-ACC First Team after a stellar sophomore campaign by the ACC’s Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of media, school representatives and the ACC’s head coaches. Davis is just the fifth Jacket to earn All-ACC First Team accolades. Davis’ appointment on the All-ACC First Team marks the third-straight year Tech has had someone honored on the first team. Tyaunna Marshall was named All-ACC First Team in both 2013 and 2014. Davis was named to the All-ACC Second Team as a freshman.

– 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 games – 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
– 11 of Tech’s 13 losses were to teams receiving votes or ranked in top 25 polls at the time
– In 16 wins, Tech has averaged a +16.9 margin of victory
– In 17 of Tech’s 30 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 20.1 ppg average and 29th in the NCAA
– Davis’ 19.2 ppg in ACC play is first in the conference while Roddreka Rogers’ 10.2 rebounds per game is fifth in ACC play
– The Jackets have won the rebounding battle in 21 of their 30 games and tied their opponents in rebounding in one game
– The Jackets are averaging 75.7 points per game when playing at home this season – The Yellow Jackets have scored first in 21 of their 30 games. Georgia Tech is 14-7 when it scores 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

THROWBACK to the last time they met
Junior Roddreka Rogers absolutely dominated in both wins against Clemson during the regular season. During the first meeting at home on Jan. 4, Rogers scored 16 points while grabbing a then-career high 18 boards. Georgia Tech won, 74-66. In the second meeting at Clemson, Rogers was unstoppable again, pulling down a career-high 19 rebounds and scoring 14 points. Sophomore Kaela Davis led the Jackets with 24 points against the Tigers in the second meeting and Whiteside scored 15 points. Tech’s first win against Clemson this season marked head coach MaChelle Joseph’s 224th career win, making her the all-time winningest coach in Georgia Tech history.

rogers tames the tigers
Junior Roddreka Rogers has had many of her career-best performances against Clemson – she averages 10.8 points per game and 13.5 rebounds per game against the Tigers in her career. In the two meetings this season, Rogers averaged 15.0 ppg and 18.5 rpg. She has recorded a double-double in four straight games against Clemson. In five out of her six career games against the Tigers, Rogers has had double-figure rebounds.

Sophomore Kaela Davis has 604 points this season, which puts her just six points away from breaking the Georgia Tech record for most points scored in a single season. Former Jacket Tyaunna Marshall holds the record after she scored 609 points during the 2014-15 season. Davis has 1,198 career points which sits at 19th in the Georgia Tech record books. Davis is just the second Yellow Jacket to score at least 600 points in a single season, joining Marshall on that list.

The Yellow Jackets closed out the 2014-15 season on a three-game winning streak picking up wins against Clemson, #16 Duke and Wake Forest. The three wins came after the Jackets lost four straight conference games that were all close. The Jackets lost by an average of 5.3 points in those four games.

The Yellow Jackets most recently #16/17 Duke, 71-62, at home. The win broke a 37-game losing streak to Duke for Tech’s last win against Duke was at home on February 27, 1994, 61-56. It was the Yellow Jackets’ first win against a top-25 opponent since the Jackets defeated No. 13/11 North Carolina on Feb. 6, 2014 last season. Joseph has now won 12 games against ranked opponents in her career. The Yellow Jackets held Duke to a season-low 19 points in the first half and held them to a 20.6 shooting percentage (7-for-34).

Sophomore Kaela Davis currently leads the ACC in points per game in conference play with 19.2 ppg. The Yellow Jackets have two players in the top 20 of scoring in conference games. Davis checks in at number two, while junior Aaliyah Whiteside is tied for 17th with her 14.4 points per game average. In rebounding, junior Roddreka Rogers is averaging 10.2 boards per game against conference opponents, which is fifth.

The Yellow Jackets rank fourth in scoring offense in ACC games, averaging 68.3 points per game. Tech is hitting the offensive boards hard, averaging 16.8 offensive rebounds a game, which is third in conference games. They rank third in offensive rebound percentage with 41.5 percent.


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