Tech Hosts Virginia Friday in Play 4 Kay Game

Feb. 13, 2014

Georgia Tech (16-8, 6-5 ACC) vs. Virginia (12-11, 5-5 ACC)- Game 25
Date & Time Friday, Feb. 14 | 7 p.m.
Location Atlanta, Ga.  | McCamish Pavilion
 TV ESPN3
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (16-8, 6-5 ACC) hosts Virginia (12-11, 5-5 ACC) on Friday at 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion for Tech’s Play 4 Kay game. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and fans can also listen to Richard Musterer and LaQuananisha Adams call the game on WREK 91.1.

Please note that the game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but will be played on Friday due to weather related travel issues. All fans that wear pink will receive $2 admission to the game. There will be donation cards available at McCamish for fans to donate to the Kay Yow Fund.

Parking for Friday’s Game
Family Housing deck (ER66) parking garage off of 10th street will be available for women’s basketball fans and will be free of charge. The McCamish lot will also be open, first come first serve.

PLAY 4 KAY
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease. With the creation of the Fund, Kay hoped to raise money to further cutting-edge research conducted by the nation’s top doctors and medical experts to allow more and more cancer patients to have access to experimental drugs and clinical trials. To date, the Fund has contributed over $3.8 million in support of women’s cancer research. Kay felt as if coaches not only shared a profession but a community. It is with this communal mentality that Kay, despite her humility, served as a platform to rally a nation of coaches to be a part of one team against one opponent – cancer. Her battle against breast cancer was fought in the public arena with the hope of inspiring others to be a part of a greater cause. Kay’s vision for the Fund encompasses not only her wish to fund cancer research but also her desire for coaches to enrich their lives by serving others.

PLAY 4 KAY GAME BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ATLANTA MEDICAL CENTER
The Play 4 Kay game will be brought to you by the Atlanta Medical Center. The Atlanta Medical Center (AMC) will provide giveaways to fans, such as pink Georgia Tech rally towels.Atlanta Medical Center will also have a breast cancer education and information table in the McCamish Pavilion concourse, and will give pink carnations to the first 100 survivors who stop by the table. Breast cancer facts will also be displayed on the jumbotron throughout the game.

“As the official healthcare partner of Georgia Tech Athletics, Atlanta Medical Center is proud to be a sponsor of the Play 4 Kay game,” said William T. Moore, president & CEO of Atlanta Medical Center. “We want to draw attention to this important health issue and encourage women to become informed about breast cancer.”

TECH TIDBITS
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 UNC on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 against the Tar Heels to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points. She currently has 1,980 career points. To become the first Jacket to reach 2,000 points and only the 23rd ACC player to do so, she needs just 20 points. She is currently averaging 20.0 ppg.
– In the last eight of 10 games, Marshall has scored at least 20 points. She has averaged 23.6 ppg over that stretch.
– Out of the Jackets’ 16 wins so far this season, 10 games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 50 points against Portland State.
– In 12 out of 24 games, the Jackets have scored at least 80 points. Tech is averaging 81.0 ppg.
– In 19 out of Tech’s 24 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis has scored 20+ in 10 games while Marshall has scored at least 20 in 13. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP, Clemson, #6 Maryland and #13 UNC and Wallace hit the 20-point mark against Miami.
-The Jackets were on a 15-game streak of outrebounding their opponents, until Virginia Tech edged the Jackets by one rebound. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 20 out of 24 games this season and average 45.7 rpg.
– With her 2.5 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 51st in the nation and sixth in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 61 made 3-pointers.
– The Yellow Jackets averaged an impressive 92 points per game at home during its non-conference portion of its schedule on its way to a 7-0 record at McCamish.

A WIN WOULD…
– Extend Georgia Tech’s ACC-winning streak to four games
– Make the Jackets 14-53 against Virginia overall
– Make Coach Joseph 7-7 against the Cavaliers
– Be the sixth win of eight games against Virginia for Coach Joseph at home
– Make Coach Joseph 210-130 overall

BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 87.6 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 67.8 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 64.7 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 76.2 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 46.6 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 43.3 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 10.9 boards per game. In losses, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 0.3 per game.
– In wins, Tech is averaging 28 free throw attempts per game. In losses, the Jackets are only getting 18 attempts from the stripe.
– In wins, Marshall is averaging 21.1 ppg and Davis is averaging 18.7 ppg. Marshall averages 18.0 ppg and Davis averages 16.5 ppg in losses.

GEORGIA TECH’S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER
Senior Tyaunna Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 North Carolina on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 points against the Tar Heels to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points. She hit two free throws with 4.3 seconds left to break the record and secure the Jackets’ first win against a ranked opponent since 2012. Marshall is one of just five Yellow Jackets all-time with at least 1,500 career points and 600 career rebounds.

Marshall currently has 1,980 career points. To become the first Jacket to reach 2,000 points and only the 23rd ACC player to do so, she needs just 20 points. She is currently averaging 20.0 ppg.

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior guard Tyaunna Marshall was named espnW’s National Player of the Week after having one of the most successful weeks of her career on Feb. 10. Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer last week after leading the Yellow Jackets to its first win against a ranked opponent since 2012 by scoring 32 points against #13/11 North Carolina. Marshall entered the game against the Tar Heels needing just 32 points to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points that was set in 1997. Marshall hit the 32-point mark in the contest after sinking two foul shots with 4.3 seconds left to not only break the career scoring record, but secure the Jackets’ victory.

The Upper Marlboro, Md., native followed her record-breaking performance by scoring 24 points at Miami and setting a career-high in steals with seven. Marshall led the Jackets in every category in points (24), rebounds (9), assists (3) and steals (7) against the Hurricanes. Marshall’s 1,980 career points has her just 20 points shy of becoming the first Yellow Jacket to reach 2,000 career points and is in 23rd on the ACC career points list.

Marshall started off the memorable week by leading the Jackets to a road win at Pittsburgh, tallying 23 points and grabbing nine rebounds against the Panthers. She led the Jackets in scoring in all three wins this past week. Marshall leads the Jackets in scoring, rebounding and steals, averaging 20.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 2.7 steals per game.

HIGH SCORING JACKETS
The Yellow Jackets are averaging 81.0 ppg during the 2013-14 season. They have scored at least 80 points in 13 games, at least 90 in six games and hit the 100 point mark twice this season. Tech’s 81.0 ppg ranks fifth in the ACC and checks in at 18th in the nation. This is the highest average of points for a Tech team since the 1990-91 season when the Jackets averaged 84.3 ppg. The Jackets have outscored their opponents by a +12.4 margin so far, which is sixth in the ACC and 32nd in the NCAA.

HITTING THE 30 MARK
Marshall has hit the 30-point mark twice this season while Davis had a season-high 31 points against Clemson. Marshall scored 32 points against #13 UNC, leading the Jackets to victory and breaking the career points record. Davis’ 31 points led Tech in the overtime loss against Clemson, 80-79. Davis scored six of the Jackets eight points in overtime.

Marshall led the Jackets against Virginia Tech, scoring 30 points against the Hokies. The first time Marshall scored 30 points in her career was against Miami last season, where she scored a career-high 37. In the last eight of 10 games, Marshall has scored at least 20 points. She has averaged 23.6 ppg over that stretch. Her 23 point performance against #23/24 NC State marked her 100th career game scoring in double figures. Marshall has led the Jackets in points, rebounds and assists in three games this season, with the most recent being at Miami, where she also led the Jackets in steals.

WATCH OUT FOR WHITESIDE
Sophomore Aaliyah Whiteside has emerged over the past few games as a key player for the Jackets. Whiteside scored a season-high 18 points at Pittsburgh. She followed up her impressive offensive output with her first career double-double (10 pts, 11 reb.) against #13 UNC. Her 11 rebounds were a career-high.

During the first eight ACC games, Whiteside only averaged 4.0 ppg. Over the past three conference games, she has averaged 12.3 ppg.

NAISMITH MIDSEASON TOP-30
Senior Tyaunna Marshall have been tabbed on the 2013-14 Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list. This is the third major award watch list Marshall has been named to after being selected to the Wooden Award’s preseason top 30 and the Wade Watch List’s preseason top 25.

NEXT UP
Next up, the Yellow Jackets head to #2/2 Notre Dame on Monday for a 7 p.m. matchup against the Fighting Irish. The game will be shown on the ACC Regional Sports Network and broadcast on WREK 91.1.

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