Tech Women Chasing History, Face Maryland in ACC Quarterfinals

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March 2, 2007

GREENSBORO, N.C. – With 20 wins to their name, the Yellow Jackets are just one win away from the best record in school history. Tech defeated Miami for the third time this season in Thursday’s first round of the ACC Tournament and, with that 14-point victory, the Jackets find themselves right where they were a year ago; facing third-seeded Maryland in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.

However, this year’s Jackets boast a 9-5 conference record and are a No. 6 seed. Last season, Tech was a mere 2-12 and in eleventh place. Georgia Tech and No. 6/5 Maryland will tip off Friday at 8 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. This will be their second meeting this season.

Radio Coverage of Friday’s game is provided by Georgia Tech ISP Radio Network, WREK-FM, and can be heard in Atlanta on 91.1 FM, online at www.WREK.org and nationally by subscribers of XM Satellite Radio on channel 193. Richard Musterer, in his 23rd season broadcasting Georgia Tech women’s basketball, will call the play-by-play with Kurt Hoyt offering color analysis.

Live webcast of the game is available at www.ACCselect.com.

Maryland leads the all-time series with Georgia Tech, 39-16, but fell to the Jackets in the last meeting, 77-72, on Feb. 1 at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Led by senior Stephanie Higgs, who notched a game-high 26 points, the Jackets never trailed the defending National Champions and led by as much as 14 points in the win.

The fourth-ranked Terps were the highest ranked team to fall the Jackets since 1992 when Tech took down another fourth-ranked Maryland team.

When Maryland and Tech faced off in last season’s tournament quarterfinals, Maryland came away with a 71-66 win.

The two teams are separated by only four points in the last three meetings with Maryland winning two of those.

For more information on the 30th Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, visit the Atlantic Coast Conference website at www.theACC.com.

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