Feb. 18, 2003
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will look to improve its standing in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday night when it hosts Florida State in a key conference match-up that will tip off at 7 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
After dropping their first five ACC games, the Yellow Jackets (15-9, 4-8 ACC) bounced back by winning four of their next five, but will be looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Virginia on Sunday. Despite losing its last two outings, Tech still has the third-best RPI rating in the ACC according to the latest WBCA/Summerville RPI report, as the Jackets check in at number 35.
Against the Cavaliers, Tech did most of the things that throughout the season have equaled a win for the Jackets, controlling the boards, holding the opponent to under 60 points and under 40 percent shooting, but it wasn’t enough against Virginia.
The Cavs became the first team this year to beat Tech when scoring under 60 points and just the second to win when being held under 70 for the game.
The difference in the game came at the free throw line, as the Jackets remained winless in conference play in games that they both take and make fewer free throws than their opponent, as UVa went to the charity stripe 30 times, hitting on 17 of those attempts. That was in comparison to Tech hitting nine of its 13 attempts at the line.
A pair of bright spots against Virginia came in the post for the Yellow Jackets as both senior Sonja Mallory and freshman Kasha Terry had solid outings. Mallory showed the form that has put her among the nation’s top post players by scoring 20 points and grabbing seven rebounds, while Terry finished the game with eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks. The contest marked the 11th time this year that Mallory has scored 20 or more points in a game, while Terry increased her blocked shot total on the year to 37.
All Georgia Tech women’s basketball games can be heard locally on 91.1 WREK-FM and around the world at www.ramblinwreck.com. Full game notes along with live statistics from each game can also be found at the Yellow Jackets’ official website.