Aug. 28, 2009
ATLANTA – Eight postseason teams, the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament and another tough Atlantic Coast Conference slate highlight the 2009-10 Georgia Tech women’s basketball schedule, announced today by the league office.
“The ACC is the most competitive conference in women’s basketball,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “I am excited for our players, who will have the opportunity to play against some of the best teams in the country.”
The Yellow Jackets, who reached the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season, finished last year with 22 wins (22-10), matching the most wins for the program since joining the ACC prior to the 1979-80 season.
Tech will open the season on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., against Winthrop in the first round of the 2009 Preseason WNIT. The Yellow Jackets, who are guaranteed three games in the tournament, will play a second round game on either Nov. 15 or 16 and a semifinal game on Nov. 18 or 19. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 22. At the conclusion of the Preseason WNIT, the Jackets will travel to Brooklyn, N.Y., for the Long Island University Thanksgiving Tournament, where they will face Seton Hall in the first round.
Georgia Tech’s challenging schedule rolls into December with a road trip to Penn State (Dec. 2) in the third annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Jackets will also travel to Georgia on Dec. 6 and host Oregon (Dec. 16) and Arizona (Dec. 20) of the PAC-10. Tech will close out the month as a participant in the Florida International Holiday Tournament with a first round meeting against Hampton.
The ACC portion of the schedule opens Jan. 6 when the Yellow Jackets travel to Chapel Hill for a match-up against North Carolina. The Jackets will return home for a game against Clemson on Jan. 12. The game will be broadcast on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN), which includes FSN South, Comcast SportsNet, SunSports and the New England Sports Network.
“Opening up at North Carolina is exciting for us and the fact that we have seven ACC games televised on our schedule for the first time is a tremendous compliment to our players and our program,” Joseph said. “As I look at this schedule I get excited for our fans because we are not only hosting North Carolina but also the 2008-09 ACC Regular Season Champion Florida State Seminoles and Duke.”
In all, the Yellow Jackets will have seven games broadcast on RSN, all of which will be conference match-ups. Tech’s second RSN game is Jan. 17 when it heads to Boston College. Tech will also be featured on Jan. 24 at Virginia, Feb. 5 at Maryland, Feb. 15 vs. Florida State, Feb. 19 vs. Duke and on Feb. 26, vs. North Carolina in Atlanta.
Besides playing their home-and-away contests against permanent ACC rivals Clemson, Miami and North Carolina, the Yellow Jackets will also host Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. Tech rounds out its ACC schedule with a trip to NC State.
Tech’s non-conference games include meetings at home against Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 13), Army (Jan. 2), and Savannah State (Jan. 21). The Jackets will make short trips to Kennesaw State (Dec. 18) and Georgia State (Dec. 22) as well.
All home games are played in Alexander Memorial Coliseum. For ticket information, contact the Georgia Tech ticket office at 1-888-TECH-TIX or purchase them online at www.RamblinWreck.com/wbbtix.
2009-10 Georgia Tech Women's Basketball Schedule
November 13-22 Preseason WNIT 13 Winthrop ATLANTA 7:30 p.m. 15-16 WNIT Second Round TBD TBD 18-19 WNIT Semifinals TBD TBD 22 WNIT Finals TBD TBD 27 vs. Seton Hall (LIU Tournament) Brooklyn, N.Y. 4:00 p.m. 28 Consolation/Championship (LIU Tournament) Brooklyn, N.Y. 2/4:00 p.m. December 2 at Penn State (Big Ten/ACC Challenge) University Park, Pa. TBA 6 at Georgia Athens, Ga. 2:30 p.m. 13 Mississippi Valley State ATLANTA 2:00 p.m. 16 Oregon ATLANTA 6:00 p.m. 18 at Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 7:00 p.m. 20 Arizona ATLANTA 1:00 p.m. 22 at Georgia State Atlanta, Ga. 12:00 p.m. 28 vs. Hampton (FIU Tournament) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 7:00 p.m. 29 Consolation/Championship (FIU Tournament) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 2/4:00 p.m. January 2 Army ATLANTA 2:00 p.m. 6 at North Carolina* Chapel Hill, N.C. 7:00 p.m. 11 Clemson* (RSN) ATLANTA 7:00 p.m. 14 Wake Forest* ATLANTA 7:00 p.m. 17 at Boston College* (RSN) Chestnut Hill, Mass. 1:00 p.m. 21 Savannah State ATLANTA 7:00 p.m. 24 at Virginia* (RSN) Charlottesville, Va. 1:00 p.m. 27 Miami* ATLANTA 7:00 p.m. 31 Virginia Tech* ATLANTA 2:00 p.m. February 5 at Maryland* (RSN) College Park, Md. 8:30 p.m. 8 at Clemson* Clemson, S.C. 7:00 p.m. 15 Florida State* (RSN) ATLANTA 7:00 p.m. 19 Duke* (RSN) ATLANTA 8:30 p.m. 21 at Miami* Coral Gables, Fla. 2:00 p.m. 26 North Carolina* (RSN) ATLANTA 6:30 p.m. 28 at NC State* Raleigh, NC. 2:00 p.m. March 4-7 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Greensboro, N.C. Homes Games in Bold * – ACC Games RSN – ACC regional cable network including FS South, Comcast SportsNet, Sun Sports, FSN Florida and New England Sports Network
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