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Georgia Tech To Travel To Michigan State For Women's ACC/Big Ten Challenge

June 4, 2014

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will travel to Michigan State for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday, December 4, at the Breslin Center, the two conferences announced Wednesday.

“We are excited about the opportunity to play a team with the tradition that Michigan State has,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “This is our second time facing them in the ACC/ Big Ten challenge and it is a great opportunity for our young team.”

The Yellow Jackets have a 6-1 record during the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge, including a 4-0 record at home. Tech’s only loss in the challenge came at #14/13 Purdue in 2012-13. The Jackets have recorded wins against Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Michigan State and Iowa.

The Jackets topped the Spartans, 70-57, in their last ACC/Big Ten Challenge meeting in Atlanta on December 3, 2008. It was the only meeting between the two teams. Overall, the Yellow Jackets are 12-5 against the Big Ten in the history of the program.

The Spartans are 4-3 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge after falling at Florida State, 60-58, in 2013. Michigan State earned a share of the 2014 Big Ten regular season title and advanced to the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament before falling to North Carolina, 62-53.

The ACC has won six of the seven Challenges, including a 7-5 victory last season and a 7-5 victory in 2012. In 2011, the two conferences tied, 6-6.

Georgia Tech returns six letterwinners from last year’s team, led by rising sophomore Kaela Davis. Davis was a second team All-ACC selection as a freshman and was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team. Davis led all ACC rookies in scoring, averaging 18.6 points per game, and was named the ACC Rookie of the Week a league-high four times. During the 2013-14 season, the Yellow Jackets completed its seventh 20 win season in the past eight years under head coach MaChelle Joseph. The Jackets also received its seventh at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament under Coach Joseph. Tech finished the season at 20-12 and seventh in the ACC with a 9-7 conference record.

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December 3

Maryland at Notre Dame
Indiana at Boston College
Minnesota at NC State
Florida State at Purdue
Duke at Nebraska
Wake Forest at Michigan
Virginia at Illinois
Pittsburgh at Ohio State

December 4
Iowa at Louisville
Penn State at Syracuse
Northwestern at Virginia Tech
Wisconsin at Miami
North Carolina at Rutgers
Georgia Tech at Michigan State



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