Aug. 11, 2015
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team has a heavy home non-conference schedule this upcoming season, playing eight out of its 13 non-conference games at McCamish Pavilion on the Flats.
“We are excited about the challenge of a very difficult non-conference schedule,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “Along with three teams that played in the post season, we also host the University of Alabama and travel to instate rival Georgia. In addition to those two non-conference games against SEC opponents, we travel to play a very talented Big Ten team at Indiana. This is a very exciting schedule that will challenge our young team.”
Fans can purchase season tickets to come watch the 2015-16 Yellow Jackets play at McCamish Pavilion by visiting RamblinWreck.com, calling 1-888-TECH-TIX or by visiting the ticket office at 150 Bobby Dodd Way. Season tickets can be purchased for the low price of $60, less than $4 per game, until September 1. Following the September 1 deadline, season tickets will be priced at $75.
Georgia Tech students are admitted free to all home games with their BuzzCard. On Sundays, all children ages 18 and under will be admitted free and are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the free Georgia Tech Kid Zone outside the West Entrance to McCamish Pavilion.
Georgia Tech kicks off the 2015-16 season with an exhibition game against West Georgia on Monday, Nov. 2.
The Yellow Jackets then host two familiar opponents on opening weekend, welcoming Loyola Chicago on Nov. 13 and St. Francis Brooklyn on Nov. 15. The Jackets faced both opponents last season, picking up wins in both games. Georgia Tech hosts Southeastern Louisiana for the first matchup between the two schools on Nov. 18, before hitting the road to travel to instate rival Georgia on Nov. 22.
The Yellow Jackets are back in McCamish for a game against Alabama State on Nov. 24, before jetting off to the prestigious Cancun Challenge in Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 26 and Nov. 27. The Yellow Jackets face Northern Iowa on Nov. 26 and High Point on Nov. 27. It will be Georgia Tech’s first time in school history meeting both of those teams on the hardwood.
The Yellow Jackets stay on the road, this time traveling to Indiana for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 2. Joseph, who is a native of Auburn, Ind., will face a familiar face on the opposing bench, former Yellow Jacket associate head coach Teri Moren. Moren coached alongside Joseph for three years from 2007-10.
Georgia Tech returns back to the Flats for four straight games hosting USC Upstate on Dec. 5, Samford on Dec. 13, Prairie View on Dec. 15 and Alabama on Dec. 18. The Yellow Jackets head back to the state of Indiana to wrap up the non-conference season on Dec. 20 at IUPUI.
The Yellow Jackets’ complete schedule will be released at a later date.
Joseph, who is the all-time winningest coach in Georgia Tech women’s basketball history, is at the helm of the Yellow Jackets for her 13th season. Georgia Tech will be led this season by rising seniors and who both had outstanding junior campaigns. Rogers was a force on the boards last season, leading the Jackets with a 9.9 rebounds per game average and tallying 12 double-doubles. Whiteside moved into a starting role her third season for the Jackets, averaging 13.4 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Junior and sophomore have the Jackets’ 3-point shooting needs covered while sophomore adds strength in the paint. During her rookie season, O’Neil averaged 11.3 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game. and will add to Tech’s depth in the front court while is back to run Tech’s offense at the point.
Georgia Tech welcomes six new faces to this year’s roster — point guard Ciani Cryor (Philadelphia, Pa.), forward Elo Edeferioka (Hofstra/Warri, Nigeria), forward Martine Fortune (Philadelphia, Pa.), guard/forward Irene Gari (UTEP/Oliva, Spain), forward Chelsea Guimaraes (Almada, Portugal) and guard/forward Dejoria Howard (Orangeburg, S.C.).
2015-16 Georgia Tech Non-Conference Schedule
Mon., Nov. 2
WEST GEORGIA (EXHIBITION)
Fri., Nov. 13
Sun., Nov. 15
ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN
Wed., Nov. 18
Sun., Nov. 22
Tues., Nov. 24
Thurs., Nov. 26
vs. Northern Iowa
Cancun Challenge in Cancun, Mexico
Fri., Nov. 27
vs. High Point
Cancun Challenge in Cancun, Mexico
Wed., Dec. 2
Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Sat., Dec. 5
Sun., Dec. 13
Tues., Dec. 15
Fri., Dec. 18
Sun., Dec. 20
BOLD = home game at McCamish Pavilion