THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball continues this two-game road swing on Thursday, visiting Clemson.
STARTING FIVE AGAINST CLEMSON
- Georgia Tech closes out this road swing with a visit to Clemson for a Thursday night tilt at 7 p.m. on ACC Network Extra. The Yellow Jackets make the trip to Clemson for the 40th time in program history.
- The Yellow Jackets look to get back to winning ways on Thursday, coming off a loss at No. 2 Louisville last Sunday. The Jackets have picked up ACC wins over Boston College and Duke on the young conference season.
- Through Tech’s four ACC games this season, the freshman pair of Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon have made a strong impact. The two lead the Jackets offensively in conference games, paced by 15.3 points per game from Balogun and Dixon who averages 12.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
- Following a dominating performance against Duke, Elizabeth Dixon received her second ACC Co-Rookie of the Week honor on Monday. Between Dixon and Elizabeth Balogun, the Jackets have earned five Rookie of the Week honors this season.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 306-196. Joseph is the all-time winningest coach in program history and holds the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 60.9 percent.
Georgia Tech and Clemson meet on the hardwood for the 83rd time in program history on Thursday in the first game of a home-and-home series this season. Clemson leads the all-time series, 44-38, despite the Jackets taking the last four meetings. Tech and Clemson met three times last season including the ACC Tournament in March. Francesca Pan and Kierra Fletcher combined to score 30 points in the victory in Greensboro with Tech shooting 46.2 percent (24-52) from the field. Clemson was limited to a 28.6 percent (14-49) shooting clip and was led in scoring by Kobi Thornton and Alexis Carter. Clemson capitalized at the free throw line in the last meeting, going 20-for-25, while Tech was 10-for-19.
LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech met its second top five team in a week, visiting No. 2 Louisville for a Sunday matinee. The Jackets limited the Cardinals to just 25 points in the second half, but were unable to overcome an early deficit from the first quarter. Elizabeth Balogun finished with a double-double and was the only Jacket to score in double-figures, while Lorela Cubaj added 10 rebounds. Tech shot just 26.2 percent (17-65) from the field, while Louisville hit a 43.4 percent (23-53) clip. On 23 made field goals, the Cardinals recorded 19 assists. But Tech dominated on the glass, 46-32, including a 21-4 edge in offensive rebounds. The Jackets converted the offensive boards into 15 points, while Louisville had two points off four boards.