Feb. 21, 2014
|Georgia Tech (17-9, 7-6 ACC) vs #8/9 Maryland (21-5, 9-4 ACC)- Game 27|
|Date & Time||Sunday, Feb. 23 | 4 p.m.|
|Location||Atlanta, Ga. | McCamish Pavilion|
|TV||ESPN2 | Joe Davis(pxp) & LaChina Robinson (color)|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 | Listen Live|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Maryland|
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (17-9, 7-6 ACC) hosts #8/#9 Maryland (21-5, 9-4 ACC) at 4 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion on Sunday. Yellow Jacket fans are encouraged to wear gold to the game for Georgia Tech’s “Gold Out”. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 with LaChina Robinson and Joe Davis on the call. Fans can also listen to Richard Musterer and LaQuananisha Adams on WREK 91.1.
Due to the high volume of athletic events on campus on Sunday, fans should be aware of some parking changes. Women’s basketball fans can park in the Family Housing (ER66) deck off of 10th street for free. Parking will not be available in the McCamish Lot.
Sunday is Kids Day so all kids 18 and under get in free to the game against Maryland. The Kids Zone will run from noon to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday and will be located on the corner of Eighth street and Fowler. All kids will be invited on the court prior to the game to create a Tunnel of Luck for the team to run out onto the court to. Following the game, junior Sydney Wallace and captains, Shayla Bivins, Aaliyah Whiteside and Kaela Davis will sign autographs.
Fans that bring a ticket from any baseball game this weekend or Saturday’s men’s basketball game will receive free admission to the women’s game.
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 UNC on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 against the Tar Heels to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points. Marshall scored 20 points against Virginia to become the first Yellow Jacket and 24th ACC player to reach the 2,000 point mark. She currently has 2,019 career points.
– In the last seven of nine games, Marshall has scored at least 20 points. She has averaged 23.6 ppg over that stretch.
– Out of the Jackets’ 17 wins so far this season, 10 games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 50 points against Portland State.
– In 13 out of 25 games, the Jackets have scored at least 80 points. Tech is averaging 81.2 ppg.
– In 21 out of Tech’s 26 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis has scored 20+ in 10 games while Marshall has scored at least 20 in 13. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP, Clemson, #6 Maryland, #13 UNC and Virginia. Wallace hit the 20-point mark against Miami while Whiteside scored 21 against Notre Dame.
-The Jackets were on a 15-game streak of outrebounding their opponents, until Virginia Tech edged the Jackets by one rebound. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 22 out of 26 games this season and average 45.8 rpg. The Jackets are 15-7 when they outrebound their opponent.
– With her 2.7 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 47th in the nation and is fourth in the ACC. She leads Tech with 70 made 3-pointers.
– The Yellow Jackets averaged an impressive 92 points per game at home during its non-conference portion of its schedule on its way to a 7-0 record at McCamish.
A WIN WOULD…
– Make Coach Joseph 211-130 overall
– Be the first win against Maryland since the Jackets defeated the Terps on March 4, 2011, 70-64, in the ACC Tournament
– Put Coach Joseph at 3-5 against Maryland at home
– Give the Jackets its first win against a top-10 opponent since a 71-70 win against #8/8 North Carolina on Jan. 6, 2011
– Give the Jackets its first win against a top-25 opponent since a 94-91 win against #13/11 North Carolina on Feb. 6, 2014
BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 88.0 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 68.2 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 65.4 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 77.4 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 36.9 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 44.2 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 11.3 boards per game. In losses, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 0.4 per game.
– In wins, Tech is averaging 28 free throw attempts per game. In losses, the Jackets are only getting 18 attempts from the stripe.
– In wins, Marshall is averaging 21.0 ppg and Davis is averaging 19.2 ppg. Marshall averages 18.1 ppg and Davis averages 16.3 ppg in losses.
GEORGIA TECH’S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER
Senior Tyaunna Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 North Carolina on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 points against the Tar Heels to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points. She hit two free throws with 4.3 seconds left to break the record and secure the Jackets’ first win against a ranked opponent since 2012. Marshall is one of just five Yellow Jackets all-time with at least 1,500 career points and 600 career rebounds.
Marshall became the first Yellow Jacket and 24th ACC player to score 2,000 career points after she scored 20 points against Virginia on Feb. 14. What is more remarkable is that Marshall has only made 20 3-pointers in her entire career – meaning that her 2,019 career points game from a total of 835 made field goals and 329 made free throw shots. With just one more point, Marshall will hit the 500 point mark for this season, making her the first Jacket to hit 500 points in three-straight seasons. The Tech individual season record for most points scored in a season is 596 (Joyce Pierce 1991-92), putting Marshall 97 points behind that milestone.
Marshall leads the Jackets in scoring, rebounding, steals and assists. Her 20.0 ppg ranks second in the ACC and 33rd in the nation. Marshall is eighth in the ACC with her 7.9 rpg and her 3.3 apg has her in 14th. Marshall is in second in the conference with 2.7 steals per game and ranks 19th in the nation in steals.
HIGH SCORING JACKETS
The Yellow Jackets are averaging 81.2 ppg during the 2013-14 season. They have scored at least 80 points in 14 games, at least 90 in seven games and hit the 100 point mark twice this season. Tech’s 81.2 ppg ranks fifth in the ACC and checks in at 17th in the nation. This is the highest average of points for a Tech team since the 1990-91 season when the Jackets averaged 84.3 ppg. The Jackets have outscored their opponents by a +11.6 margin so far, which is sixth in the ACC and 30th in the NCAA.
HITTING THE 30 MARK
Marshall has hit the 30-point mark twice this season while Davis had a season-high 31 points against Clemson. Marshall scored 32 points against #13 UNC, leading the Jackets to victory and breaking the career points record. Davis’ 31 points led Tech in the overtime loss against Clemson, 80-79. Davis scored six of the Jackets eight points in overtime.
Marshall led the Jackets against Virginia Tech, scoring 30 points against the Hokies. The first time Marshall scored 30 points in her career was against Miami last season, where she scored a career-high 37. Marshall has led the Jackets in points, rebounds and assists in three games this season, with the most recent being at Miami, where she also led the Jackets in steals.
WATCH OUT FOR WHITESIDE
Sophomore Aaliyah Whiteside has emerged over the past few games as a key player for the Jackets. She scored a career-high 21 points at #2/#2 Notre Dame while grabbing nine rebounds. Whiteside scored 18 points at Pittsburgh. She followed up her impressive offensive output with her first career double-double (10 pts, 11 reb.) against #13 UNC. Her 11 rebounds were a career-high.
During the first eight ACC games, Whiteside only averaged 4.0 ppg. Over the past five conference games, she has averaged 14.0 ppg and has scored in double figures in four of the last five games.
STEPPING UP IN CONFERENCE PLAY
Marshall is averaging a team and conference-high 22.5 ppg and 8.0 rpg in ACC games. She has scored at least 20 points in nine of 13 conference games this season. Davis has been averaging 17.9 ppg against conference opponents and averages 2.8 made 3-pointers in ACC play which is tied for third. Sophomore Aaliyah Whiteside has emerged as a force against ACC opponents, averaging 7.8 ppg and 5.7 rpg. Sophomore Roddreka Rogers boasts a 63.6 shooting percentage in ACC games, averaging 5.5 ppg and 6.9 rebounds in conference matchups.
The Jackets rank fifth in scoring in conference play with 78.3 ppg. Tech is in 14th in scoring defense, allowing 75.5 ppg in conference play. Four of the Jackets’ six conference losses have come to teams ranked or receiving votes in this week’s AP poll.
NAISMITH MIDSEASON TOP-30
Senior Tyaunna Marshall have been tabbed on the 2013-14 Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list. This is the third major award watch list Marshall has been named to after being selected to the Wooden Award’s preseason top 30 and the Wade Watch List’s preseason top 25.
Both Davis and Marshall have proven to be a dangerous duo – both on offense and defense – for the Yellow Jackets. Together, the two account for an average of 37.4 ppg for the Jackets and an average of 13.4 rebounds. The two hold the top two scoring averages on the team, Marshall with 20.0 ppg and Davis with 18.2 ppg. While Davis poses a threat from behind the 3-point line with her 35.4 3-point shooting percentage, Marshall leads Tech with an average of 2.7 spg.
Marshall ranks second in the ACC in scoring while Davis checks in at eighth and leads all rookies. The Jackets join Wake Forest as the only other team in the ACC to have two players rank in the top-10 in scoring from the same team. Either Davis or Marshall has led the Jackets in scoring in 25 of Tech’s 26 games this season, with Marshall leading the way in 13 and Davis in 12.
JOSEPH VS. THE RANKED
Since MaChelle Joseph took the reigns of the Yellow Jacket program prior to the 2003-04 season, Tech has beaten 11 ranked opponents.All-time, Georgia Tech has 33 wins against AP ranked teams with eight of those coming on the road.
The Yellow Jackets travel to Florida State on Thursday at 7 p.m. for their final ACC regular season road game.