Feb. 14, 2015
|Georgia Tech (14-11, 4-7 ACC) vs. Miami (17-7, 7-4 ACC) – Game 26|
|Date & Time||Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 | 3 p.m. ET|
|Location||BankUnited Center | Coral Gables, Fla.|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Miami|
|TV||RSN | ESPN3 | Mike Hogewood (pxp) & Chelsea Shine (analyst)|
|Radio||91.1 FM WREK|
|Georgia Tech Links||Roster | Stats | Schedule|
|Miami Links||Roster | Stats | Schedule|
|Social Media||@GTWBB | Facebook | Instagram | #TechTough|
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (14-11, 4-7 ACC) travels to Miami (17-7, 7-4 ACC) on Sunday for a 3 p.m. game on RSN/ESPN3.
– Sophomore Kaela Davis’ 20.4 ppg ranks third in the ACC and she is second in scoring in conference games with 19.5 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.
– Three Yellow Jackets recorded double-doubles against NC State – Roddreka Rogers, Zaire O’Neil and Katarina Vuckovic
– 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 227-145.
– This is the 25th meeting in school history vs. Miami. Tech leads the series, 13-11
A WIN WOULD…
– Be the 228th win of Coach Joseph’s career, making her 228-145 overall
– Be the third-straight win against Miami
– Give the Jackets a 14-11 all-time record against the Hurricanes
– Give Joseph a 14-8 record against Miami
– Give Georgia Tech its 603rd program win and put Georgia Tech at 603-572 overall over 40 years of women’s basketball
– 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
– Ten of Tech’s 11 losses were to teams receiving votes or ranked in top 25 polls at the time
– In 14 wins, Tech has averaged a 18.6 margin of victory
– In 14 of Tech’s 25 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 third in the ACC with her 20.4 ppg average and 22nd in the NCAA
– Davis’ 19.5 ppg in ACC play is second in the conference while Roddreka Rogers’ 9.5 rebounds per game is sixth in ACC play
– The Jackets have won the rebounding battle in 18 of their 25 games and tied their opponents in rebounding in one game
– The Jackets are averaging 77.1 points per game when playing at home this season
– The Yellow Jackets have scored first in 19 of their 25 games. Georgia Tech is 13-6 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
– The Yellow Jackets are averaging 30.9 points per game in the paint, which is 42 percent of their overall points average (74.1)
Sophomore Kaela Davis is currently second among ACC players in points per game in conference play with 19.5 ppg. The Yellow Jackets are just one of two teams, joining Notre Dame, to have two players in the top 10 of scoring in conference games. Davis checks in at number one, while junior Aaliyah Whiteside is ninth with her 15.6 points per game average. In reounding, junior Roddreka Rogers is averaging 9.5 boards per game against conference opponents, which is sixth.
The Yellow Jackets rank fourth in scoring offense in ACC games, averaging 69.5 points per game. Tech is hitting the offensive boards hard, averaging 16.3 offensive rebounds a game, which is third in conference games. They rank second in offensive rebound percentage with 41.1 percent.
THROWBACK to the last time they met
Despite holding a lead as large as 17 points in the first half, the Jackets found themselves down nine to the Hurricanes, 74-65, with just eight minutes left in the game last season in Coral Gables. Roddreka Rogers’ free throw at 6:40 sparked a 14-0 run to put Tech back on top, 81-76. During the run the Jackets put the pressure on the Hurricanes, forcing seven turnovers and allowed them just one shot. Miami would outscore the Jackets, 6-1, to climb within on of Tech’s lead, 86-85 with just 58 seconds left.
Tyaunna Marshall and Keyona Hayes traded baskets and the Jackets led by one, 88-87, with 25 seconds left in the game. Marshall would hit one of her free throws to put Tech ahead, 89-87 with 13 seconds on the clock. The Jackets’ defense held strong yet again in the final seconds, preserving Tech’s third-straight ACC road win. Marshall led the Jackets with 24 pionts, seven steals and nine rebounds.
rewriting the record book
With her 1,105 career points, sophomore Kaela Davis checks in at 20th 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 (138).
Davis’ 511 points this season currently ranks second on the single-season list for a sophomore at Georgia Tech. She needs just 12 points to pass Kisha Ford for the most points scored in a single season by a sophomore. Ford scored 521 in the 1994-95 in her second season on the Flats. Davis owns the record for most points scored in a single-season for a freshman after she scored 594 last year. Junior Roddreka Rogers’ 235 rebounds this season puts her in fifth on the single-season rebounds for a Yellow Jacket in their junior season.
Against NC State, three Yellow Jackets recorded double-doubles. Junior Roddreka Rogers recorded her team-best seventh double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Freshman Zaire O’Neil had her fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Katarina Vuckovic notched her first double-double of her career, scoring 11 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. The last time three Jackets recorded double-figure rebounds in a single game was against North Carolina last year on Feb. 6, 2014.
DAVIS ON NAISMITH TOP-30
Sophomore Kaela Davis has been named to the Naismith Trophy Women’s Midseason Top-30 list. Davis was honored on the preseason Top-50 list in September. She is one of six ACC players and one of seven sophomores that have been named on the list.
A pair of Yellow Jacket juniors – Aaliyah Whiteside and Roddreka Rogers – have stepped up during ACC play. As a pair, the duo is averaging 26.0 ppg and 15.7 rpg against conference foes. Whiteside is averaging 15.6 ppg and 6.2 rpg in conference play, while Rogers is tallying 10.4 ppg and 9.5 rpg. Throughout the entire season, Whiteside has led the Jackets in scoring in six games, while scoring in double-figures in 16 games while Rogers has led Tech in rebounding in 16 games, tallying double figure rebounds in 11 games.
The Yellow Jackets welcome Notre Dame to McCamish Pavilion on Thursday at 7 p.m. on RSN/ESPN3. Thursday it the Yellow Jackets’ Play 4 Kay game and the first 1,000 fans will receive a free t-shirt sponsored by the Atlanta Medical Center. The first 3,000 tickets sold for Thursday’s game will be priced at $1.