Yellow Jackets Defend Home Court Against Clemson

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Feb. 18, 2007

Atlanta – Georgia Tech will host a White Out Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. asking all fans to wear white as the Jackets take on Clemson in an important match up that carries post-season implications. This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season.

The Yellow Jackets will give free t-shirts, courtesy of Russell Athletic, to the first 1,000 fans Monday and any fans wearing white will gain admission for $1.

Monday’s game is being televised by FSN South with play-by-play from Mike Hogewood and Charlene Curtis offering color analysis.

Radio coverage is provided by the Georgia Tech-ISP Sports Network and heard locally on WREK-FM (91.1 FM) and online at www.WREK.org with Richard Musterer calling the game and Kurt Hoyt offering color analysis.

Georgia Tech is 16-10 overall and 7-5 in the ACC and sits in sixth place in the conference standings while Clemson, at 12-14 and 4-7 in the ACC, is in ninth place. The Jackets are 10-3 in all home games this season and 4-1 when facing ACC opponents at home.

Clemson leads in the all-time series with Tech, 41-15, but dropped the last meeting to the Jackets, on Jan. 7 at Clemson, 63-57. Stephanie Higgs, averaging 15.3 points per game, led all scorers in the win with 24 points while Chioma Nnamaka added 21 points to lift Tech to their first ACC road win in two years.

Higgs’ impact came at the charity stripe where she nailed all 11 of her free-throw attempts while Nnamaka made her presence known behind the arc, nailing three 3-pointers including the game-sealing three with under 2:00 to play.

Tech is coming off back-to-back outings where two Jackets reached the 20-point mark with Higgs coming away with 25 points and Janie Mitchell scoring 20 against NC State then Mitchell scoring 22 and Nnamaka notching 21 in their Feb. 15 road-win over Miami.

Tech won the last two meetings with Clemson played in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum and holds a 9-17 record when facing the Tigers at home. The Jackets have won six of the last ten meetings with the Tigers.

In her fourth season as head coach Georgia Tech’s MaChelle Joseph is 3-4 vs. the Tigers and holds an 18-38 record against all ACC opponents.

Tech will close out the season at home with their final ACC game against Virginia on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. then the last game of the season with Longwood on Sunday Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

Live stats from Monday’s game are available online at Georgia Tech’s athletic website, www.ramblinwreck.com.

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