Feb. 3, 2007
Atlanta – The Yellow Jackets, riding the momentum of Thursday’s historic upset of No. 4 Maryland, head to Blacksburg, Va. to face Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum on Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.
Virginia Tech (15-9, 4-4) leads the all-time series with the Jackets 3-to-0 and won the last meeting on Feb. 19, 2006, 70-54, at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The two teams have faced off only twice since Virginia Tech joined the ACC in July 2004.
Chioma Nnamaka, averaging 12.9 points per game this season, led all scorers in last year’s meeting scoring a season-high 25 points and draining six-of-six from three-point land, which is career high. Nnamaka also led in rebounding with eight.
Nnamaka is currently 13 points away from scoring 1,000 for her career and will become the second Jacket to pass the scoring milestone this season after senior Stephanie Higgs earned her 1000th point against Alcorn State on Dec. 29.
Georgia Tech (14-8, 5-3) is coming off the biggest win in school history Thursday defeating the defending National Champs and fourth-ranked Maryland, 77-72, where Higgs scored 26 points and Janie Mitchell added 17 points and seven rebounds.
Georgia Tech’s 5-and-3 record vs. Atlantic Coast Conference teams is the school’s best start in five years since starting ACC play at 6-and-3 during the 2001-02 season. Georgia Tech has never finished with a winning conference record.
After the facing the Hokies, the Jackets will travel to the Sunshine State to take on Florida State on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.