Nov. 13, 2012
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will continue its three-game homestand to open the 2012-13 season when the Yellow Jackets take on the Kennesaw State Owls at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in McCamish Pavilion.
Tech (0-1) will be trying to bounce back after a 71-54 opening day loss to No. 20/16 Tennessee Nov. 11. The Owls fell 87-45 at Middle Tennessee State in their opener Nov. 9. Junior Tyaunna Marshall led the Yellow Jackets against the Lady Vols. Marshall tied for game-high honors with 18 points and had a team-best eight rebounds, five of which came on the offensive end.
Marshall enters Tuesday’s game with 996 career points and needs just four more to become the 26th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points. She would be just the 10th Jacket to score 1,000 career points before her senior year.
Georgia Tech owns a 7-0 record all-time against Kennesaw State and defeated the Owls 94-51 last year at Tech’s temporary home of the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. Danielle Hamilton-Carter tallied her first career double double with caraeer highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds while Marshall tossed in 14 points.
Food & Toy Drive
Georgia Tech will be collecting non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys at two upcoming games.
Fans who bring a non-perishable food item to Tech’s game against Kennesaw State Tuesday, Nov. 13, can purchase a ticket for only $2. The food items will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Georgia Tech’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board has launched the 12th annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive with all toys being donated to the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Fans who bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Jackets’ game against Marquette on Sunday, Nov. 18, can purchase a $2 ticket.
Georgia Tech is seeking its seventh straight 20-win season in 2012-13 and its seventh consecutive NCAA tournament berth this season.
Overall, the Yellow Jackets have only had nine 20-win seasons and eight NCAA tournament appearances.
Head coach MaChelle Joseph, who enters her 10th season at the helm of the Yellow Jackets, has a chance to become only the second Georgia Tech head coach to win 200 games on the Flats.
Joseph currently has 179 wins, needing just 21 to eclipse the mark. Her predecessor, Agnus Beranato, 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.
Winning For 600
Joseph currently has a winning percentage of .626 (179-107). She is the only Georgia Tech coach to have won 60 percent of her games.
Closing In On 1,000
Junior Tyaunna Marshall currently has 996 career points after scoring 18 against Tennessee in the season opener. Marshall has now scored in double digits in 55 of 71 career games.
Marshall would become the 26th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points and only the 10th to do so before her senior year at Georgia Tech.
Senior Class Wins
The 2013 Georgia Tech senior class of Jasmine Blain, Danielle Hamilton-Carter and Sharena Taylor enters the year with 73 career victories. The trio needs 22 wins to tie the Yellow Jacket record for wins by a class. The 2012 senior class set the record of 95. Each of the last five classes to finish their Yellow Jacket eligibility has left as the winningest class in Georgia Tech history.