Jan. 7, 2015
|Georgia Tech (11-5, 1-1 ACC) at Boston College (8-6, 0-1 ACC) – Game 17|
|Date & Time||Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 | 7 p.m. ET|
|Location||Chestnut Hill, Mass. | Conte Forum|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Boston College|
|Radio||91.1 FM WREK|
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (11-5, 1-1 ACC) looks to capture its second-straight conference win when it travels to Boston College (8-6, 0-1 ACC) on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Conte Forum.
– 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 224-139.
– Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Jacket to score 1,000 career points after scoring 10 points against Lipscomb.
– Sophomore Kaela Davis set a new career-high, scoring 35 points against LA Tech. It was her third-career 30+ point game and second this season.
– Junior Roddreka Rogers has a team-best four double-doubles after recording one vs. Clemson with 16 points and a career-best 18 rebounds.
– This is the 13th meeting in school history against Boston College. Tech has won 4 out of the last 5.
A win would…
– Be the 225th win of Coach Joseph’s career, making her 225-139 overall.
– Give the Jackets their second win at Boston College in school history and put them at 2-4 on the road against the Eagles.
– Give Joseph a 6-5 record against the Eagles
– Give Georgia Tech its 600th program win and put Georgia Tech at 600-566 overall over 40 years of women’s basketball.
– Be the second-straight ACC victory for the Jackets and the seventh win in the past eight games for Tech
– Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points after recording 10 points against Lipscomb
– Tech’s five losses are to teams receiving votes or ranked in top 25 polls
– In 10 wins, Tech has averaged 22.1 margin of victory
– In nine of Tech’s 16 games, at least one player has scored 20 points or more. In three 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 23rd in the NCAA.
– The Jackets have won the rebounding battle in 12 of their 16 games and tied thier opponents in rebounding in one game.
– The Jackets are averaging 82.4 points per game when playing at home this season.
– 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.
– Tech only committed seven fouls against Central Arkansas, which ties for the third-least amount of fouls committed in a game in Georgia Tech history. They only sent UCA to the foul line once the entire game.
– Tech also only sent Lipscomb to the foul line once while committing 11 fouls.
Joseph is all-time winningest coach
With a 74-66 win vs. Clemson on Jan. 4, 2015, head coach MaChelle Joseph became the all-time winningest coach in Georgia Tech women’s basketball history with a career record of 224-139. Joseph surpassed Agnus Berenato’s record of 223-209, which Berenato accomplished in 15 seasons. Joseph is in the middle of her 12th season at the helm of the Jackets and owns the highest overall winning percentage (.617) and ACC winning percentage (.488) in GT women’s basketball history.
acc road warriors
The Yellow Jackets are on the road for five of their first seven ACC games, traveling to Louisville, Boston College, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Virginia. The Jackets willl travel 3,066 miles during the month of January. Tech is 0-1 in ACC road games so far.
by the numbers
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 83.0 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 59.4 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 60.9 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 72.2 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 37.2 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 47.2 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 16.3 boards per game. In losses, Tech is out-rebounded by opponents by 4.0 rebounds per game.
– In wins, Tech is averaging 19 free throw attempts per game. In losses, the Jackets are only getting 15 attempts from the stripe.
– In wins, Davis is averaging 22.4 ppg and O’Neil is averaging 13.1 ppg. Davis averages 15.8 ppg and O’Neil averages 5.8 ppg in losses.
lucky number 17
Junior Aaliyah Whiteside has scored 17 points in three-straight games – vs. LA Tech, at Louisville and vs. Clemson. She led the Yellow Jackets in scoring against Clemson and at Louisville. At Louisville, Whiteside recorded her second double-double of the season with 17 points and a team-best 10 rebounds.
The junior is averaging a team-best 2.6 assists per game and her 11.6 points per game are third on the Jackets. She has scored in double-figures in four of the past six games and nine games this season. Whiteside has also been cleaning up the glass this season, averaging 6.4 rebounds per game.
STARTING OFF HOT
The Yellow Jackets have scored first in 14 of their 16 games. Georgia Tech is 10-4 when they score the first points of the game.
1) Sophomore Kaela Davis is averaging a team-best 2.4 made 3-pointers a game, which ranks fourth in the ACC and 74th in the country.
2) Davis has scored at least one 3-pointer in every game minus one and made at least four from behind the arc in five games.
3) Davis has scored six 3-pointers in two games – vs. Alabama State (33 pts) and Lipscomb (28 pts).
Junior Roddreka Rogers opened up the 2014-15 season with back-to-back double-doubles, scoring 10 points and pulling down a team-high 13 rebounds at Loyola, and tying her career-high 17 points and grabbing 17 rebounds vs. Morgan State. She then recorded her third double-double of the season against Grambling State, grabbing a team-high 15 rebounds and scoring 10 points. Her fourth double-double of the season came against Clemson with 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. Rogers’ four double-doubles is tied for second in the ACC and her nine career double-doubles is tied for seventh 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. Her 9.6 rebounds per game rank sixth in the ACC and 60th in the NCAA. She has led the Jackets in rebounding in 10 games.
on the way to 1,000
Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points against Lispcomb on Dec. 29, 2014, but she is not the only one this season that was close to hitting the milestone. Sophomore Kaela Davis has 919 career points, which puts her 81 points away from 1,000. Davis has played in 48 career games. The record for the fastest player to reach 1,000 points is 55 games. To become the fastest player to reach 1,000, Davis will have to average 13.5 points per game. She is averaging 20.3 ppg.
The Yellow Jackets continue play on the road, traveling to #8/6 North Carolina on Sunday at 3 p.m. on RSN.