Yellow Jackets Seek Fifth Straight Win Vs. Clemson

Jan. 28, 2012

Georgia Tech Game Notes

The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (15-6, 5-3 ACC) will make the short drive up I-85 to take on the Clemson Lady Tigers (5-13, 1-6 ACC) Sunday afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum (4 p.m., WREK 91.1 FM).

Despite trailing in the all-time series, the Yellow Jackets have won four straight matchups with the Lady Tigers and 11 of the last 12 meetings.

Last season, Tech swept Clemson last season as Sasha Goodlett averaged 13.5 points and six rebounds in two games against the Lady Tigers.

Georgia Tech defeated Virginia, 63-53, for its fourth win in last five games Wednesday night. Goodlett powered the Yellow Jackets with her sixth double-double of the season as she finished with game-highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Tyaunna Marshall added 13 points and seven rebounds, while senior Metra Walthour had a strong all-around game with 11 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Clemson fell to No. 5 Duke, 81-37, Friday night in Clemson. Sophomore Quinyotta Pettaway led the Lady Tigers with 12 points and a game-high 10 boards for her third career double-double.

Golden Arches: Three of Georgia Tech’s four fall signees this year have been selected as nominees for the 2012 McDonald’s All-American Game to be held March 28 at the United Center in Chicago. Future Yellow Jackets Aaliyah Whiteside (Memphis, Tenn.), Brittany Jackson (Sebastian, Fla.) and Breana McDonald (Lithonia, Ga.) will find out if they are selected for the team February 9 in a live television special at 5 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

Tamed Tigers: The Yellow Jackets have won four straight against Clemson and 11 of the last 12 meetings. Georgia Tech hasn’t lost at Clemson since suffering a 72-63 loss Jan. 8, 2006.

Handy Helpers: Sophomore Dawnn Maye (4th, 4.4) and senior Metra Walthour (5th, 4.2) are the only pair of teammates to rank in the top five in assists per game in the ACC in all games.

Getting Good: Senior Sasha Goodlett is one of only three players to rank in the top 10 in the ACC in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. Goodlett is sixth in scoring (15.4 ppg), 10th in rebounding (7.4) and fourth in blocked shots (1.8). North Carolina’s Chay Shegog and Duke’s Elizabeth Williams are the other two.

Tech Against The ACC: Georgia Tech owns a 157-308 (.338) all-time regular season record against the Atlantic Coast Conference. Head Coach MaChelle Joseph is 57-65 in ACC games.

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