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Georgia Tech Set To Face Miami in First Round of ACC Tournament

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Feb. 26, 2007

ATLANTA – The No. 6 seed Yellow Jackets will face the No. 11 seed Miami Hurricanes in the first round of the 30th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

Radio coverage of Thursday’s game will be provided by Georgia Tech ISP Radio Network, WREK-FM and can be heard locally at 91.1 FM or online at www.WREK.org with Richard Musterer and Kurt Hoyt calling the action. The broadcast can be heard nationally by subscribers to XM Satellite Radio on channel 193. Live webcast of Thursday’s game with Miami will be available at www.ACCSelect.com.

The ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament is set to tip-off at approximately 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 1 and will conclude with a 1 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 4. The title game as well as the semifinals showings will be broadcast by Fox Sports Net (FSN), while an ACC-record seven of the 11 games will be televised either regionally or nationally.

The opening-round tilt between Miami and Georgia Tech marks the third consecutive time the teams have met in the first round of the ACC Tournament. In last season’s opening round, the No. 11 seed Jackets defeated No. 6 seed Miami, 79-62, to face No. 3 seed Maryland on day two of the Tournament. The Terrapins eliminated the Jackets with a 71-66 win and went on to capture the National Championship.

Georgia Tech (19-10, 9-5) has faced Miami twice this season, winning both contests by 15 and 21 points. The Jackets are riding a five-game win streak and have won eight of their last 10 games.

The winner of the first-round game between Miami and Tech will advance to face Maryland, who has a first-round bye, on Friday at 8 p.m. Georgia Tech faced the Terrapins on Feb. 1 and came away with a 77-72 win over the fourth-ranked defending National Champions.

For additional information on the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, visit the ACC website at www.theacc.com.

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