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Coach Joseph Goes for 200th Win Against Portland State

Dec. 16, 2013

Georgia Tech (6-2) vs. Portland State (Game Nine)
Date & Time Tuesday, Dec. 17 | 7:00 p.m.
Location Atlanta, Ga.  | McCamish Pavilion
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (6-2) wraps up a three game home stand against Portland State (2-5) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion.

As always, tune into WREK 91.1 to listen to the action or follow along with live stats on GameTracker.

The Yellow Jackets will make a bid against the Vikings to help head coach MaChelle Joseph to win her 200th game. Joseph has a career record of 199-124 in her 11 season on the Flats. If Tech defeats the Vikings, Joseph will become just the second Georgia Tech women’s basketball coach to reach the milestone.

Her predecessor, Agnus Berenato, is the only women’s basketball coach at Tech to finish with at least 200 wins. Berenato finished her 15-year tenure leading the Yellow Jackets with a 223-209 record.

For Tuesday’s game, all children 18 & under will be admitted free, while adults can purchase tickets for $2. At halftime, the winners of the Tech’s “Jacket to Jacket” reading program will be honored.

TECH TIDBITS
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall is in fifth place on the Georgia Tech career scoring list with 1,632 career points. Marshall is 324 points away from breaking Kisha Ford’s all-time record of 1,955 and 40 points away from besting Carla Munnion’s (1995-98) 1,671 career points for fourth place.
– Senior Dawnn Maye will appear in her 100th career game against Portland State. Marshall is the only other active Jacket to have appeared in 100 games, after playing in 107.
– With her 3.38 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 11th in the nation and XX in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 27 made 3-pointers.
– Out of the Jackets’ six wins so far this season, five games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 40 points against Western Carolina.
– In seven out of Tech’s eight games, one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis notched 20+ in each of the first three games and against Alabama A&M while Marshall recorded 20+ points in each game of the LIU Turkey Classic and 27 against Illinois
– The Jackets set a new school record, making 13 3-pointers against Western Carolina
– Prior to the game against Western Carolina, the Jackets’ school record was 12 3-point baskets made, which was against Mercer exactly 7 years prior, on Nov. 10, 2006
– Sophomore Nariah Taylor scored a career 14 points against Coppin State while redshirt senior Shayla Bivins scored a career-high eight against Illinois

A WIN WOULD…
– Be the 200th win of Coach Joseph’s career, making her only the second Yellow Jacket coach to reach the 200 win milestone
– Be the fifth straight victory for Tech and make the Jackets 5-0 at home
– Be the second against Portland State after a the Jackets defeated the Vikings, 69-53, on Dec. 21, 2010 in Portland.
– Make Tech 298-186 during home games overall
– Keep the Jackets undefeated against teams from the Big Sky at 4-0

CHASING 200
During her 11th season at the helm of the Yellow Jackets, head coach MaChelle Joseph has a chance to become only the second Georgia Tech head coach to win 200 games on the Flats.

Joseph currently has 199 wins, needing just one more to eclipse the mark. She is 199-124 during her career. Her predecessor, Agnus Berenato, is the only women’s basketball coach at Tech to finish with at least 200 wins. Berenato finished her 15-year tenure leading the Yellow Jackets with a 223-209 record.

Joseph won her 100th career game against Clemson at home on Feb. 1, 2009 by a score of 49-41.

ONE-TWO PUNCH
Both Davis and Marshall have proven to be a dangerous duo – both on offense and defense – for the Yellow Jackets. Together, the two account for an average of 33.8 ppg for the Jackets and an average of 13.0 rebounds. The two hold the top two scoring averages on the team, Davis with 19.8 ppg and Marshall with 16.0. While Davis poses a threat from behind the 3-point line with a team high 39.7 3-point shooting percentage, Marshall leads Tech with an average of 2.6 steals per game.

PICK POCKETS
Both Tyaunna Marshall and Dawnn Maye rank in the top-10 of the ACC in steals. Marshall checks in at sixth with her 2.6 spg average while Maye’s 2.5 spg has her in eighth.

The two are also featured on the Yellow Jackets’ career steals list. Marshall is currently in sixth with 216 career steals while Maye is in eighth with 209.

Marshall leads the ACC with her 3.0 assist/turnover ratio, which also ranks 27th in the nation.

DAVIS FOR THREE
Davis was hot from behind-the-arc, against Alabama A&M, going 7-for-14 (.500). Her seven made 3-pointers rank second on the Tech individual single game records. The freshman leads the Yellow Jackets in both scoring with an average of 19.8 ppg, and 3-pointers made, with 27. With her 3.38 made 3-pointers a game, Davis ranks 11th in the nation and third in the ACC.

GOOD WORK ON & OFF THE COURT
Redshirt senior Shayla Bivins has been tabbed as one of 202 nominees for the 2014 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Team. The Good Works Team honors players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers.

On the court, Bivins has had a great start to her final season as a Yellow Jacket. The center has started every game so far and is averaging 4.4 points per game and a team-high 1.4 blocks per game. Most recently, Bivins was named to the LIU Turkey Classic All-Tournament Team after scoring six points in the championship game while grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out a team-high five assists. She scored a career-high eight points against Illinois.

BACK AT IT
Senior Tyaunna Marshall has reemerged as a game-changer for the Yellow Jackets. Marshall led the Jackets in scoring for the third-straight game, scoring 27 points against Illinois.

Marshall has scored 20 or more points in 27 games in her career. The Jackets are 21-6 when she notches 20+ points.

After a slow-start to the season, Marshall back to her usual ways at the LIU Turkey Classic, averaging 20.5 points, 8.0 rebound and 2.0 steals at the tournament. Marshall was named the Tournament MVP and recorded her first double-double of the season, scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Marshall is second on the team in scoring with 16.0 ppg and is third in rebounding with 6.9 rpg. She is averaging 2.6 steals per game, a team-high. Prior to the Thanksgiving tournament in Brooklyn, Marshall averaged only 9.3 ppg.

NEXT UP
The Jackets head Puerto Rico Classic to face UTEP on Friday at 6 p.m. and Oklahoma State on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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