Jan. 11, 2007
Atlanta – The Yellow Jackets (10-6, 1-2) return home to host the Miami Hurricanes (9-9, 0-3) Monday, Jan. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum for the first televised game of the season, to air on FOX Sports Net South.
The two teams met three times last season and the Canes took the two regular season contests, 60-58 and 75-63, while the Jackets won in the ACC Tournament, 79-62. Chioma Nnamaka paced the Jackets in the both losses with 18 and 20 points, while Stephanie Higgs’ 22 points led the team in the tournament win.
Miami has won in both of their trips to the AMC.
The `Canes lead the all-time series with the Jackets, 6-to-2 but, are struggling this season and have yet to defeat an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent. Miami is coming off a bruising 58-point loss at home to No. 1 Maryland where they were doubled up not only in points, but rebounding as well grabbing only 25 boards to Maryland’s 56.
The Jackets are also coming off a conference loss, falling 53-81 to No. 3 Duke on the road Wednesday. Nnamaka was the top scorer for Tech notching 13 points, sinking 3-of-5 from distance while Jacqua Williams added 10 points and five steals.
Duke contained Tech’s leading scorer, Higgs, who averages 16.6 PPG, allowing the senior to make only 2-of-8 from the field.
Tech leading rebounder, Janie Mitchell, who was averaging 6.7 RPG suffered a sprain in her Medial Collateral Ligament in a Jan. 4 win over Winston-Salem and will be out two to four weeks with the injury. The junior co-captain was also one of the Jackets’ top scorers averaging 13.4 PPG.
Tickets for Monday’s game, $4 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens, can be purchased at the door or by calling 888-TECH-TIX.