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@GTWBB Hosts Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament

Dec. 28, 2014

Georgia Tech (8-4, 0-0 ACC) vs. Lipscomb (4-7, 0-0 A-Sun) – Game 13
Date & Time Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 | 4 p.m. ET
Location Atlanta, Ga. | McCamish Pavilion 
Game Notes Georgia TechLipscomb | HarvardLA Tech
Live Stats Harvard vs. LA Tech | Georgia Tech vs. Lipscomb 
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team welcomes Lipscomb, Harvard and LA Tech to the Flats for the Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29 and 30th at McCamish Pavilion. Harvard and LA Tech play on Monday at 2 p.m. The Yellow Jackets face off against Lipscomb on Monday at 4 p.m.

The winners of Monday’s games will play in the championship game at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The consolation game will take place at 2 p.m.

Fans can park in Family Housing for free on both Monday and Tuesday. Fans should be aware that there is a Georgia Tech men’s game on Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

– Senior Sydney Wallace is 9 points away from becoming the 27th Jacket too score 1,000 points.
– Dating back to the 2012-13 season, Tech has won 16 out of its 19 home non-conference games. Tech’s loss to Georgia was its first nonconference home loss since Dec. 2, 2012 against UGA.
– Sophomore Kaela Davis set a new career-high, scoring 33 points against Alabama State. It was her second-career 30+ point game.
– Head coach MaChelle Joseph has a career record of 221-138, putting her just 3 wins away from becoming GT’s all-time winningest coach. She was named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
– This is the first meeting against Lipscomb.

a win would…
– Be the first-ever against Lipscomb.
– Be the 222nd win of Coach Joseph’s career, putting her two wins shy of becoming the all-time winningest coach in Georgia Tech history
– Give Georgia Tech its 597th program win, putting it three wins away from reaching the 600 win milestone
– Be the 52nd overall win against a team from the NEC, putting Tech’s record at 52-18 against teams from the Atlantic Sun.
– Be the second win this season from a team against the A-Sun this season. Tech defeated Kennesaw State early this season. 

Tech tidbits
– Tech’s four losses to teams receiving votes or ranked in top 25 polls
– In eight wins, Tech has averaged 25.3 margin of victory
Kaela Davis, Aaliyah Whiteside, Zaire O’Neil and Sydney Wallace are all averaging double-figures.
– The Jackets have won the rebounding battle in nine of their 12 games.
– The Jackets are averaging 84.8 points per game when playing at home this season.
– Dating back to the 2012-13 season, Tech has won 16 out of its 19 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 amont of fouls committed in a game in Georgia Tech history. They only sent UCA to the foul line once the entire game. 

by the numbers
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 84.0 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 62.2 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 58.8 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 71.5 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 37.0 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 46.4 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 17.1 boards per game. In losses, Tech is out-rebounded by opponents by 4.7 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 20.8 ppg and Wallace is averaging 12.9 ppg. Davis averages 17.0 ppg and Wallace averages 14.3 ppg in losses.

on the way to 1,000
Two Yellow Jackets are closing in on 1,000 career points. Senior Sydney Wallace has 991 career points putting her nine points shy from becoming the 27th Yellow Jacket to achieve the feat. Sophomore Kaela Davis has 828 career points, which makes her 172 points away from 1,000. Davis has played in 44 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 17.2 points per game. She is averaging 19.5 so far this season. 

kd has a career-day
Sophomore Kaela Davis netted a career-high 33 points, including six 3-pointers, against Alabama State. It was Davis’ second career 30+ point game. Her first was against Clemson on January 30, 2014 when she scored 31 points for her previous career-high. 

going hard in the paint
The Yellow Jackets are averaging 31.2 points per game in the paint, which is 41 percent of their overall points average (77.8). Tech outscored Central Akransas, 54-12, in the paint. The Jackets have a defensive rebound percentage of 71.4 percent )6th in the ACC) and an offensive rebound percentage of 43.0 percent (3rd in the ACC). 

joseph part of indiana basketball hof
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announced that coach Joseph will be a part of the 10-person Women’s Class of 2015. Joseph, a native of Auburn, Indiana, played at DeKalb High School and at Purdue University. As a senior at DeKalb, joseph averaged a state-best 35.1 ppg. She was named both a Parade Magazine and Street & Smith All-American in 1988 and honored on the 1988 Indiana All-Star team.

A four-year starter for the Boilermakers from 1989-1992, Joseph is one of the most decorated players in Purdue and Big Ten Conference history as she garnered numerous conference and national accolades. After earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors as well as second-team all-conference accolades in 1989, Joseph was a first-team all-Big Ten selection in 1990, 1991 and 1992 and was named the Big Ten Player of the Year as a senior. She also earned Kodak All-America honors in 1992, when she was tabbed the Women’s Basketball News’ College Player of the Year.

Joseph graduated from Purdue as the all-time leading scorer in school (men or women) and Big Ten Conference history (2,405 points) and was the only player in conference history to rank in the top-10 in both points and assists.

sydney from three
Senior Sydney Wallace is second on the Jackets with 23 made 3-pointers. Wallace is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers a game which ranks 11th in the ACC. She is shooting 34.8 percent (23-of-66) from behind the arc. Wallace has made at least one 3-pointer in every game besides two and has made at least three shots from behind the arc in three games. Her season-high is five made 3-pointers at #16 Michigan State. 

Her 13.3 ppg scoring average ranks 19th in the ACC. Wallace has led Tech in scoring this season
twice and has 991 career points, just nine away from hitting 1,000. Her 165 career-made 3-pointers ranks sixth in Georgia Tech history.



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