Sept. 8, 2010
ATLANTA – Sixteen postseason teams including the reigning NCAA champions, the US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam and another tough Atlantic Coast Conference slate highlight the 2010-11 Georgia Tech women’s basketball schedule, announced today by the league office.
“We are very excited about the challenging schedule we have put in place for 2010-11,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “We return 11 letterwinners and four starters from a team that won a program-best 23 games last season.”
Georgia Tech is coming off its fourth straight NCAA Tournament and it topped the 20-win mark for the fourth consecutive season. The Jackets 23 wins last season tied the program record and were the most since they joined the ACC prior to the 1979-80 season.
Tech will open the 2010-11 campaign on Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m., against Georgia State as part of three straight men’s and women’s doubleheaders to open the home schedule (Nov. 17 vs. Kennesaw State and Nov. 19 vs. Prairie View A&M). The Jackets will make their first appearance on the road against 2010 NIT Postseason Tournament participant Old Dominion on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., in Norfolk, Va.
The Yellow Jackets will then kickoff a run of seven straight games against teams that participated in postseason play in 2010 when the defending national champion Connecticut Huskies come to Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.
Tech will then head to the US Virgin Islands over Thanksgiving for the always competitive Paradise Jam, where they will face Georgetown, national powerhouse Tennessee and Missouri. For more information on the Paradise Jam, please click HERE.
December will kickoff with games at home against Northwestern on Dec. 1 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 3 and then a Sunday afternoon matchup against instate rival Georgia on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m.
For the second time in three seasons, the Yellow Jackets will take a trip to the Pacific Northwest with a game against Portland State on Dec. 21 in Portland, Ore., and a game against Washington of the PAC-10 in Seattle on Dec. 23.
The ACC portion of the schedule opens Jan. 6 when the Yellow Jackets host North Carolina at 7 p.m. The Jackets will make their first road appearance against an ACC opponent on Jan. 9 at Clemson in a 2 p.m., matinee.
“We are excited about the opportunities and challenges that our ACC schedule will present to us,” Joseph said. “Opening up at home with North Carolina is exciting for our team and fans. We look forward to an exciting ACC race.”
Tech will make their first appearance on television at Wake Forest on Jan. 17. 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.
The Yellow Jackets will have four games broadcast on RSN, all of which will be conference match-ups. The second RSN game is Jan. 21 when Tech heads to Duke, immediately followed by a Jan. 23 contest against Boston College in Atlanta and on Feb. 11 at Florida State.
Tech will make an appearance in the national spotlight when ESPN comes to campus to air its game against NC State on Feb. 13 on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. The Yellow Jackets will wear their pink uniforms as part of the annual Pink Zone event.
Besides playing their home-and-away contests against permanent ACC rivals Clemson, Miami and North Carolina, the Yellow Jackets will also host Virginia and Maryland. Tech will also travel to Blacksburg, Va., for a game at Virginia Tech.
Tech’s non-conference games include meetings at home against Mercer (Dec. 28), Tennessee State (Dec. 30), and Jacksonville State (Jan. 2).
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.