Feb. 27, 2013
Georgia Tech will try for the season sweep of the Clemson Lady Tigers in the final home game of the 2012-13 regular season when the two sides meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at McCamish Pavilion.
The Yellow Jackets will be trying for their eighth straight win over Clemson and the ninth straight win over the Lady Tigers in Atlanta. Tech will be trying to win its 15th game in the last 16 meetings with Clemson.
In the first meeting with Clemson, Tech finished with a then season-high 81 points, and shot a season-best 53.7 percent for the game and made a season-high eight 3-pointers. Sydney Wallace led the Tech charge with 19 points and Tyaunna Marshall tossed in 11. The Georgia Tech bench outscored the Clemson bench 44-8.
Georgia Tech will be trying for its fourth straight win overall, and its sixth in the last eight games. In the last seven years, the Yellow Jackets are 32-16 in the month of February. Tech can even its record with a win over Clemson and could finish the year above .500 with two wins in the final two games of the regular season.
Junior Tyaunna Marshall’s 37-point outburst against Miami was the most points in a game by an ACC player this year. It is the fourth-highest scoring game by a Yellow Jacket all-time and the most points scored by a Tech player since Niesha Butler scored 40 against Florida State on Jan. 2, 1999.
ANOTHER ACC AWARD
After posting a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds against Wake Forest and going off for 37 points versus Miami, Marshall earned her third ACC Player of the Week award. She was also named the national player of the week by College Sports Madness.
Marshall’s three ACC weekly accolades this year tie her for the most in the conference.
Freshman Roddreka Rogers has finished with double-digit rebounds in the Jackets’ last three games. She has four double figure rebound games this year and all have come against ACC opponents.
In ACC games only, Rogers is averaging 6.5 rebounds. She ranks 15th overall and is the highest ranking freshman on the glass.
Junior Tyaunna Marshall is the only player in the ACC to rank in the league’s top 10 in scoring (2nd, 18.2 ppg), rebounding (5th, 8.5 rpg) and steals (3rd, 2.6 spg).