Feb. 6, 2003
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will look to bounce back from a loss at North Carolina on Sunday when it hosts Maryland on Friday night at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in a game that will tip off at 7 p.m.
After recording three-straight ACC victories by using the winning combination of rebounding and solid free throw shooting, the Yellow Jackets (14-7, 3-6 ACC) struggled to find either of those against sixth-ranked North Carolina.
Tech missed 10 free throws in the second half to finish 11-for-21 (.524) at the line and pulled down a season-low 33 rebounds in the contest. The Jackets also finished with only nine offensive rebounds in the game.
Despite the struggles in Chapel Hill, the Jackets did get a split of the key ACC roadtrip, claiming a 74-70 win at Wake Forest on Friday to finish the first half of the conference season at 3-5 after opening 0-5 in ACC play.
Tech enters tonight’s game with the third-best RPI in the ACC, checking in at 36 in the latest Summerville RPI report. The Jackets’ schedule is also rated 37th nationally.
The Yellow Jackets also welcomed back the services of freshman guard Mallorie Winn, who turned in an outstanding performance against the Tar Heels. In only her second game back in action, the San Diego, Calif., native netted 21 points in 19 minutes of action. That scoring total was the second-most by a rookie in the ACC this year and the most by a freshman at Tech since the 1999 season.
Senior center Sonja Mallory recorded her ACC-leading ninth double-double of the year against Wake Forest, finishing with game highs of 27 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks. The double-digit scoring effort was her 19th of the season.
All Georgia Tech women’s basketball games can be heard locally on 91.1 WREK-FM and around the world at www.ramblinwreck.com. Live statistics and game notes for each game can also be found on the Yellow Jackets’ official website.