Jan. 7, 2014
|Georgia Tech (10-4) at Clemson (8-7)- Game 15|
|Date & Time||Sunday, Jan. 8 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Clemson, S.C. | Littlejohn Coliseum|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 | Listen Live|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Clemson|
|Georgia Tech Links||Roster | Stats | Schedule|
|Clemson Links||Roster | Stats | Schedule|
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (10-4, 0-1 ACC) hits the road for its first away ACC game of the season at Clemson (8-7, 0-1 ACC) on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Littlejohn Coliseum. Fans can listen to the game on 91.1 WREK or tune into TigerCast at clemsontigers.com for a free live stream of the game.
The Yellow Jackets look to capture its first conference win of the season against the Tigers. Tech most recently suffered a 64-47 setback to #3 Duke on Sunday at McCamish Pavilion. Senior Tyaunna Marshall recorded her fourth double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.
Against the Blue Devils, the Jackets continued its impressive 11-game streak of outrebounding their opponents. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 13 out of 14 games this season.
The Lady Tigers are also in the hunt for their first conference win after falling at #2 Notre Dame, 71-51 on Sunday as well.
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall is in second place on the Georgia Tech career scoring list with 1,744 career points. Marshall is 212 points away from breaking Kisha Ford’s all-time record of 1,955. To break the record by the last game of the regular season against Boston College, Marshall needs to average 14.2 ppg.
-The Jackets are on an 11-game streak of outrebounding their opponents. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 13 out of 14 games this season.
– The Yellow Jackets averaged an impressive 92 points per game at home during its non-conference portion of its schedule on its way to a 7-0 record at McCamish.
– Against Portland State, Tech scored 104 points, its highest offensive output all season. Prior to the game against the Vikings, the last time the Jackets scored 100+ points since their 101-44 victory against Mercer on Dec. 28, 2010
– With her 2.4 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 74th in the nation and fifth in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 34 made 3-pointers.
– Out of the Jackets’ 10 wins so far this season, eight games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 50 points against Portland State.
– In nine out of Tech’s 14 games, one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis notched 20+ in each of the first three games and against Alabama A&M while Marshall recorded 20+ points in each game of the LIU Turkey Classic and 27 against Illinois. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP and Marshall added 22 against Hampton
– The Jackets set a new school record, making 13 3-pointers against Western Carolina
– Prior to the game against Western Carolina, the Jackets’ school record was 12 3-point baskets made, which was against Mercer exactly 7 years prior, on Nov. 10, 2006
A WIN WOULD…
– Be the ninth straight for Tech against Clemson and the 16th in the last 17 outings against the Lady Tigers
– Be the first ACC win on the road for the Jackets this season
– Make the Jackets 29-42 against the Lady Tigers overall
– Give Coach Joseph her 17th win against Clemson
– Make Coach Joseph 204-126 overall
BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech allows only 60.8 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 70.5 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 3.7 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at a 39.8 percent clip.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 14.9 boards per game. In losses, Tech is being out-rebounded by 2.7 per game.
– In wins, Tech is averaging 28 free throw attempts per game. In losses, the Jackets are only getting 18 attempts from the stripe.
HOME SWEET HOME
Tech finished the non-conference season with a 10-3 record and went 7-0 at home. Georgia Tech averaged 92 points per game during home nonconference games this season. The Jackets scored more than 90 points in five games this season, with four of those games being at home.
SEE YOU IN MARCH
Tech does not travel to any of the four teams that are located in the state of North Carolina this season. The only time the Jackets will visit North Carolina will be in March for the ACC Tournament. Tech does however travel to all three of the newest additions in the ACC – Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.
POSTING AN SOS
Through games of Jan. 6, Georgia Tech’s strenghth of schedule is ranked 35th by realtimerpi.com, the second most difficult schedule of any ACC team this year. All four of the Yellow Jackets’ losses came to teams in this week’s AP poll top-25.
CRASHING THE BOARDS
The Yellow Jackets have outrebounded their opponents in 13 of their 14 games this season and are 10-3 when doing so. The Jackets hold a +9.9 rebounding margin against opponents, which ranks fourth in the ACC. Tech averages 48.3 grabs per game.
At halftime against Illinois on Dec. 4, the Jackets held a 29-15 advantage in rebounds, grabbing more offensive boards (18) than the Illini had total rebounds.
Tech ranks first in the ACC in offensive rebounds (20.1 rpg) and sixth in defensive rebounds (28.2.). Tyaunna Marshall leads Tech on the glass with 8.4 rpg, which ranks ninth in the conference.