Dec. 3, 2011
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (5-2) will play its first game of the year on a college campus when it travels to Athens, Ga., to face the No. 15/14 Georgia Lady Bulldogs (6-1) Sunday at 2 p.m. The Yellow Jackets, will be seeking their second straight win over their in-state rivals and the third Tech win in four years over Georgia.
The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 73-57 win over previously unbeaten Nebraska in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Wednesday night. Tyaunna Marshall earned her first career double-double with career-highs of 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Jackets. The Lady Bulldogs, ranked 15th in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 and 14th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, rebounded from their first loss of the season with a convincing 85-48 win over South Carolina State Wednesday night in Athens.
Last season, the Jackets earned a 69-53 win over the No. 21/22 Lady Bulldogs at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta, the largest Tech win in the series. Marshall, then a freshman, led the Jackets with a game-high 20 points on 9-of-21 shooting to go with four assists.
On This Date: Georgia Tech is 3-4 when playing on Dec. 4. The three wins: 81-62 vs. Clemson (12/4/99); 75-56 vs. Stetson (12/4/93); 111-62 vs. Hofstra (12/4/92). The four losses: 72-66 at No. 17/17 Georgia (12/4/05); 93-58 at No. 2/2 Georgia (12/4/85); 90-56 at No. 12 Georgia (12/4/82); 86-43 at No. 16 Georgia (12/4/81).
Tech Against The SEC: Georgia Tech is just 8-50 (.138) against teams from the SEC. The Yellow Jackets are 4-29 all-time against Georgia. The Lady Bulldogs are the only team from the SEC Tech will play this year. The Jackets also have a win over Missouri, which will soon join the SEC.
Last year, the Jackets went 1-1 against SEC teams, losing 66-42 to No. 4/4 Tennessee Nov. 26 in the Virgin Islands and defeating No. 21/22 Georgia, 69-53, Dec. 5 in Atlanta.
Head Coach MaChelle Joseph is 4-10 against SEC teams and 1-0 against soon-to-be SEC member Missouri.
Wins Against Georgia: The 2011-12 Georgia Tech senior class has a chance to do something no other class in Yellow Jacket history has done – have a winning record against in-state rival Georgia. With a win Sunday, this year’s senior class would finish with a 3-1 record against the Lady Bulldogs and it would mark the first time Tech has won three of four in any stretch during the series.
Tech’s sophomore class also can become the first Tech class to win their first two games against Georgia. The Jackets are also seeking their first win in Athens against UGA.