Jan. 5, 2013
Georgia Tech will try for its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season on Sunday, Jan. 6, when the Yellow Jackets (7-6, 0-2 ACC) make the short trek up I-85 to take on the Clemson Lady Tigers (4-9, 0-2 ACC) in a 2 p.m. matchup on CSS and ESPN3.
The Yellow Jackets have won six straight games against Clemson, 13 of the last 14 and the last six at Clemson. Tech hasn’t lost at Clemson since Jan. 8, 2006, when the Lady Tigers claimed a 72-63 victory.
Five Tech players scored in double-digits in the Jackets’ last outing against Florida State. Senior Danielle Hamilton-Carter led the way with 13 points and eight rebounds. Junior Dawnn Maye posted her fourth career double-double with 11 points and 12 assists.
Tech’s first half against the Seminoles was its best offensive first half of the season. The Jackets finished the opening 20 minutes against FSU with 45 points and shot 58.8 percent from the field. It was the first time Tech had scored 45 first half points since last year at Florida State.
POSTING AN SOS
Through games of Jan. 3, Georgia Tech’s strength of schedule is ranked seventh by realtimerpi.com, by far the toughest schedule any ACC team has faced thus far.
The next toughest schedule belongs to Virginia Tech, 13th, and Maryland follows at No. 18. No other conference team has an SOS under 34.
Five of Georgia Tech’s six losses come to teams ranked 19 or higher in this week’s AP poll. The fifth is to Syracuse who is 12-1 and receiving votes.
Clemson is tied with North Carolina as Georgia Tech’s most often played ACC opponent with 68 previous meetings.
Tech’s most-played opponents are: Clemson (68), North Carolina (68), Maryland (64), Virginia (64), Duke (64), NC State (62), Wake Forest (59), Florida State (40), Georgia State (35) and Georgia (35).
Junior Dawnn Maye dished out a career-high 12 assists against Florida State. Against the Seminoles, she recorded her third career double-double with points and assists (it was her fourth total double-double).
Maye leads Georgia Tech with 74 total assists. Her 5.7 assists per game rank third in the ACC and 26th nationally.
Dawnn Maye recorded her fourth career double-double against Florida State. None of the four have been the traditional points/rebounds double-double. Maye has had three points/assists double-doubles and one points/steals double-double.