Tech Women's Basketball Hosts Virginia In Nationally-Televised Contest

Feb. 15, 2003

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will look to bounce back from a loss at second-ranked Duke on Thursday, when it hosts Virginia in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and will tip off at 2 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta.

After opening Atlantic Coast Conference play with an 0-5 record, the Yellow Jackets (15-8, 4-7 ACC) have won four of their last six games and are tied for sixth place in the league. Virginia (11-12, 5-7 ACC) will be looking for its first conference road win when it visits the Flats.

Tech was unable to establish an offensive rythym against Duke on Thursday and matched its lowest field-goal percentage of the year, 28.6 percent. The Jackets were also out-rebounded for just the fifth time this season and remained winless in those games.

With a return home, Tech will look to continue its solid play in the friendly confines of Alexander Memorial Coliseum this year. The Jackets are 12-2 at home this season, the second-best home mark by an ACC team this year, trailing only Duke and North Carolina. Ironically, the Jackets only two losses at home this season came against the Blue Devils and Tar Heels.

In the game at Duke, the Jackets did get solid scoring performances from junior forward Fallon Stokes and junior guard Megan Isom. Stokes scored in double figures for the 20th time this year with her 11 points, while Isom broke out of a recent scoring slump with 10 points in the contest. Isom hit a pair of threes in the game, after not hitting any in her previous two outings.

Today’s game will be the first time that the Yellow Jackets have appeared on national television, with the game being broadcast by ESPN2. Tech will be making its 80th appearance on television since 1990 and its sixth game on television this 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 the game can also be found at the Yellow Jackets’ official website.

-GT-

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