Feb. 15, 2013
Georgia Tech, which boasts the nation’s seventh most-difficult schedule, will travel to Raleigh, N.C., for a rematch with the NC State Wolfpack at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds Coliseum. The contest with the `Pack can be seen regionally on ESPN2 or nationally on ESPN3.
After playing two games in the span of 39 hours last weekend, Georgia Tech is coming off its first bye of ACC play and has had a full week of rest. Junior Tyaunna Marshall led the Jackets the last time out with 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals against No. 16 North Carolina. It was the fourth double-double in the last five games for Marshall, a streak that began in the Jackets’ first matchup with NC State.
In the Jan. 27 contest against the Wolfpack in Atlanta, Marshall tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds. Sydney Wallace poured in 21 points, including four 3-pointers, but the Wolfpack pulled out a 78-66 win. Freshman Brittany Jackson added 17 points and tied the third best free throw line performance in school history, going 10-of-10 from the charity stripe.
Junior Tyaunna Marshall is the only player in the ACC to rank in the league’s top 10 in scoring (3rd, 16.9 ppg), rebounding (4th, 8.7 rpg) and steals (4th, 2.4 spg).
GT TOP 10 SCORERS
Marshall broke into the Georgia Tech career scoring top 10 with 15 points against Virginia Tech.
The junior enters the NC State game with 1,384 career points and in 10th all-time at Tech. Janie Mitchell and Kate Brandt are tied for eighth all-time with 1,422 points all-time. The full list of Georgia Tech career scoring leaders can be found on page 11.
Marshall began the season with 978 points and outside of the top 25 Yellow Jacket scorers.
Marshall has posted a double-double in four of Tech’s last five games. She did so against NC State, Wake Forest, at Virginia and against North Carolina.
The Upper Marlboro, Md., native has seven double-doubles this year and 12 for her career.
Over those four games, Marshall led Tech in points, rebounds and steals, and was second in assists. In those games, she averaged 22.0 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals. 26 of her 49 rebounds in the four games were offensive.
Through games of Feb. 14, Georgia Tech was first in the ACC in offensive rebounds per game, grabbing 17.9 an outing. The Yellow Jackets rank fourth among “Big Six” conference schools in offensive boards. Only Cal (18.4), Syracuse (18.3) and USF (18.0) are higher. Tech is the only ACC school to rank in the top 10.
FROM LONG RANGE
Sophomore Sydney Wallace is already closing in on the Georgia Tech career top 3-point records. Her first half 3-pointer against North Carolina moved her past Christie Finney for 10th all-time in the Gold and White with 80 long-range buckets.
Stephanie Higgs is ninth with 86. Wallace has 35 triples this year and made 45 last year as a freshman.