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@GTWBB Faces #16 Duke on Senior Day

Feb. 25, 2015

Georgia Tech (15-13, 5-9 ACC) vs. #16/17 Duke (19-8, 10-4 ACC) – Game 29
Date & Time Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 | 7 p.m. ET
Location McCamish Pavilion | Atlanta, Ga. 
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TV ESPN3 | Brandon Gaudin (pxp) & Angel Gray (analyst)
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Radio 91.1 FM WREK 
Parking Available on Fowler Street, Lower deck of Peters Parking deck
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (15-13, 5-9 ACC) hosts #16/17 Duke (19-8, 10-4 ACC) on Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN3 for Senior Day. 

Prior to the game against Duke, senior Sydney Wallace will be honored for her contributions to the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team.  Wallace played in 106 career games and has started in 59 games. As a freshman, Wallace led the Jackets to Georgia Tech’s first-ever Sweet 16 appearance, setting a Georgia Tech NCAA tournament record by scoring 32 points and making eight 3-pointers in one game. Her 167 career made 3-pointers rank sixth in program history. On Dec. 29 vs. Lipscomb, she became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points. Fans should be in their seats 15 minutes prior to tipoff for the senior day presentation. 

– Sophomore Kaela Davis’ 20.3 ppg ranks second in the ACC and she is second in scoring in conference games with 19.3 ppg.
– Davis became the fastest GT player to score 1,000 career points after scoring 24 pts at Notre Dame. She broke the record of 55 games, scoring 1,000 points in 52 games.
– Junior Roddreka Rogers grabbed a career-high19 rebounds at Clemson. Rogers is averaging a  double-double in ACC play with 10.7 ppg and 10.4 rpg.
– Head coach MaChelle Joseph became GT’s all-time winningest coach after the Jackets defeated Clemson on Jan. 4. She has a career record of 228-147.
– This is the 67th meeting in school history against Duke. Tech’s last win vs. Duke was on 2/27/94. 

a win would…
– Be the 229th win of Coach Joseph’s career, making her 228-147 overall
– Give Georgia Tech its 604th program win and put Georgia Tech at 604-574 overall over 40 years of women’s basketball
– Make the Jackets 6-25 at home vs. Duke
– Give Joseph her first win against Duke
– Break a 37-game losing streak against Duke
– Be the first win against the Blue Devils since Feb. 27, 1994 when Tech won, 61-56 at home
– Be the first win against a top-25 opponent since the Jackets defeated No. 13/11 North Carolina, 94-91, last season on Feb. 6, 2014

– Sophomore Kaela Davis became the 28th Yellow Jacket and fastest player at Tech to reach 1,000 points after scoring 24 points at Notre Dame. She played in 52 games – the previous record was 55 games
– Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points after recording 10 points against Lipscomb
– 11 of Tech’s 13 losses were to teams receiving votes or ranked in top 25 polls at the time
– In 15 wins, Tech has averaged a +18.1 margin of victory
– In 16 of Tech’s 28 games, at least one player has scored 20 points or more. In four games, two Yellow Jackets reached the 20 point mark in the same game
Kaela Davis, Aaliyah Whiteside, Zaire O’Neil and Sydney Wallace are all averaging double-figures
– Davis ranks second in the ACC with her 20.3 ppg average and 27th in the NCAA
– Davis’ 19.3 ppg in ACC play is second in the conference while Roddreka Rogers’ 10.4 rebounds per game is fourth in ACC play
– The Jackets have won the rebounding battle in 20 of their 28 games and tied their opponents in rebounding in one game
– The Jackets are averaging 76.0 points per game when playing at home this season
– The Yellow Jackets have scored first in 21 of their 28 games. Georgia Tech is 14-7 when it scores the first points of the game  
– Dating back to the 2012-13 season, Tech has won 18 out of its 21 home non-conference games. Tech’s loss to Georgia was its first nonconference home loss since Dec. 2, 2012 against UGA 

miss. double-double
Junior Roddreka Rogers recorded her ninth double-double of the season and second in a row, scoring 14 points and grabbing a career-high 19 rebounds at Clemson. In the previous game vs. #4 Notre Dame, Rogers scored 12 points and recorded 14 rebounds. This is the third time this season Rogers has had back-to-back double-doubles. Rogers opened up the 2014-15 season with back-to-back double-doubles at Loyola, and vs. Morgan State. She recorded back-to-back double-doubles again, notching one at North Carolina (13 points, and vs. Pittsburgh. Rogers’ nine double-doubles are seventh in the ACC and her 14 career double-doubles are ninth among all active ACC players.

When asked about her goals in the beginning of the season, Rogers stated that she wanted to average a double-double as a junior.

Sophomore Kaela Davis is currently second among  ACC players in points per game in conference play with 19.3 ppg. The Yellow Jackets have two players in the top 15 of scoring in conference games. Davis checks in at number two, while junior Aaliyah Whiteside is tied for 15th with her 14.3 points per game average. In rebounding, junior Roddreka Rogers is averaging 10.4 boards per game against conference opponents, which is fourth. 

The Yellow Jackets rank fourth in scoring offense in ACC games, averaging 68.2 points per game. Tech is hitting the offensive boards hard, averaging 16.5 offensive rebounds a game, which is third in conference games. They rank third in offensive rebound percentage with 41.2 percent.

THROWBACK to the last time they met
The Yellow Jackets and Blue Devils met twice last season with Duke winning both meetings. The Jackets opened up their 2013-14 ACC season with #3 Duke at home on Jan. 5 and fell, 64-47. The two teams then met in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament, with #10 Duke prevailing, 72-52. Former Jacket Tyaunna Marshall led the Jackets in scoring during the regular season, scoring 18 points and 17 in the tournament, while Kaela Davis scored a team-high 18 in the ACC tournament. 

rebounding machine
Junior Roddreka Rogers has been a huge presence on the boards for the Jackets this season, averaging 9.8 rebounds per game which ranks fifth in the ACC. During conference play, Rogers is averaging  a double-double with 10.7 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game. She is fourth in the ACC in rebounds per game in conference play. 

At Clemson, Rogers pulled down 19 rebounds, a career-high. In Tech’s first meeting against Clemson, Rogers had 18 rebounds. The junior has averaged 10.8 points and 13.5 rebounds in her six career games against the Tigers.

Rogers has nine double-doubles this season, with six coming against conference opponents – Clemson (twice), North Carolina, Pittsburgh, NC State and Notre Dame. She has led the Jackets in rebounding in 18 games and has had 13 games in double-figure rebounding this season.

rewriting the record book
With her 1,161 career points, sophomore Kaela Davis checks in at 19th on Georgia Tech’s all-time scoring list. Also on that list is senior Sydney Wallace who is tied for 26th with 1,001 career points. Both Jackets are also on the 3-point field goals made in a career chart, with Wallace in sixth (167)  and Davis in seventh (143). 

Junior Aaliyah Whiteside is the next Jacket in line to score 1,000 points. Over the past three seasons, Whiteside has scored 831 points so far.

With 13 points against Miami, Davis set the new record for the most points scored in a single season by a sophomore at Georgia Tech. Her 567 points this season surpassed Kisha Ford’s record of 521 that was set in the1994-95 season. Davis owns the record for most points scored in a single-season for a freshman after she scored 594 last year. She is 42 points away from breaking the overall single season scoring record, which was set last season by Tyaunna Marshall after she scored 609 points in 2013-14. Her 567 points this season currently rank fourth on that list. Junior Roddreka Rogers’ 275 rebounds this season puts her in third on the single-season rebounds for a Yellow Jacket in their junior season.

The Yellow Jackets are averaging 30.1 points per game in the paint, which is 41.2 percent of their overall points average (73.0). The Yellow Jackets have outscored their opponents in the paint in 15 out of 27 games and tied their opponents in two games. The Jackets have been strong on the offensive boards this season with a 42.1 offensive rebound percentage which ranks third in the ACC.  Tech ranks third in the ACC in offensive rebounds with an average of 16.8 a game. Georgia Tech is averaging 15.9 second chance points per game. 

The Yellow Jackets wrap up the regular season on the road at Wake Forest on Saturday at 2 p.m. 


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