Feb. 8, 2014
|Georgia Tech (15-8, 5-5 ACC) at Miami (12-10, 4-5 ACC)- Game 24|
|Date & Time||Sunday, Feb. 9 | 2 p.m.|
|Location||Coral Gables, Fla. | BankUnited Center|
|TV||ESPN3 | Comcast Sports Southeast|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 | Listen Live|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Miami|
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|Social Media||@GTWBB | Facebook | Instagram | #TechTough|
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (15-8, 5-5 ACC) heads to Miami (12-10, 4-5 ACC) for a Sunday 2 p.m. matchup with the Hurricanes. The game will be broadcast on both Comcast Sports Southeast and ESPN3. Fans can also listen to Richard Musterer and LaQuananisha Adams call the game on WREK 91.1.
The Yellow Jackets are in search of their third-straight ACC win after most recently winning at Pittsburgh, 77-66, and defeating #13/11 North Carolina, 94-91, at home. The game against North Carolina was quite a memorable one for Tech. Senior Tyaunna Marshall hit two free throws with 4.3 seconds left to not only win the game, but to also become Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer. Marshall has 1,956 career points after breaking Kisha Ford’s previous record of 1,955. Marshall scored 32 points overall in the victory while recording five assists and three steals.
Sophomore Aaliyah Whiteside recorded her first double-double of her career against the Tar Heels, 10 points and 11 rebounds, while freshman Kaela Davis had her second-consecutive double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Sydney Wallace also scored in double figures, contributing 14 points.
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 UNC on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 against the Tar Heels to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points. She currently has 1,956 career points. To become the first Jacket to reach 2,000 points by the last game of the regular season against Boston College, Marshall needs to average 7.3 ppg. She is currently averaging 19.8 ppg.
– In the last seven of nine games, Marshall has scored at least 20 points. She has averaged 23.5 ppg over that stretch.
– Out of the Jackets’ 15 wins so far this season, 10 games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 50 points against Portland State.
– In 11 out of 23 games, the Jackets have scored at least 80 points. Tech is averaging 80.6 ppg.
– In 18 out of Tech’s 23 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis has scored 20+ in 10 games while Marshall has scored at least 20 in 12. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP, Clemson, #6 Maryland and #13 UNC.
-The Jackets were on a 15-game streak of outrebounding their opponents, until Virginia Tech edged the Jackets by one rebound. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 20 out of 23 games this season and average 46.0 rpg.
– With her 2.6 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 51st in the nation and fifth in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 59 made 3-pointers.
– 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.
– 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 first time this season the Jackets won three-straight ACC games
– Make the Jackets 13-11 against Miami overall
– Be the first win on the road against Miami since Feb. 21, 2010
– Make Coach Joseph 209-130 overall
BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 87.5 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 67.8 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 63.2 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 76.2 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 46.4 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 43.3 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 11.7 boards per game. In losses, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 0.3 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
. – In wins, Marshall is averaging 20.9 ppg and Davis is averaging 19.1 ppg. Marshall averages 18.0 ppg and Davis averages 16.5 ppg in losses.
GEORGIA TECH’S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER
Senior Tyaunna Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 UNC on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 against the Tar Heels to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points. She hit two free throws with 4.3 seconds left to break the record and secure the Jackets’ first win against a ranked opponent since 2012. Marshall is one of just five Yellow Jackets all-time with at least 1,500 career points and 600 career rebounds.
To become the first Jacket to reach 2,000 points by the last game of the regular season against Boston College, Marshall needs to average 7.3 ppg. She is currently averaging 19.2 ppg.
HIGH SCORING JACKETS
The Yellow Jackets are avergaing 80.6 ppg during the 2013-14 season. They have scored at least 80 points in 12 games, at least 90 in six games and hit the 100 point mark twice this season. Tech’s 80.6 ppg ranks fifth in the ACC and checking in at 18th in the nation. This is the highest average of points for a Tech team since the 1990-91 season when the Jackets averaged 84.3 ppg. The Jackets have outscored their opponents by a +12.9 margin so far, which is sixth in the ACC and 27th in the NCAA.
HITTING THE 30 MARK
Marshall has hit the 30-point mark twice this season while Davis had a season-high 31 points against Clemson. Marshall scored 32 points against #13 UNC, leading the Jackets to victory and breaking the career points record. Davis’ 31 points led Tech in the overtime loss against Clemson, 80-79. Davis scored six of the Jackets eight points in overtime.
Marshall led the Jackets against Virginia Tech, scoring 30 points against the Hokies. The first time Marshall scored 30 points in her career was against Miami last season, where she scored a career-high 37. Marshall also led the Jackets in rebounds, seven, and assists, five, marking the second time this season that she led the Jackets in all three columns. In the last seven of nine games, Marshall has scored at least 20 points. She has averaged 23.5 ppg over that stretch. Her 23 point performance against #23/24 NC State marked her 100th career game scoring in double figures.
WATCH OUT FOR WHITESIDE
Sophomore Aaliyah Whiteside has emerged over the past few games as a key player for the Jackets. Whiteside scored a season-high 18 points at Pittsburgh. She followed up her impressive offensive output with her first career double-double (10 pts, 11 reb.) against #13 UNC. Her 11 rebounds were a career-high.
During the first eight ACC games, Whiteside only averaged 4.0 ppg. Over the past two conference games, she has averaged 14 ppg.
STEPPING UP IN CONFERENCE PLAY
Marshall is averaging a team and conference-high 23.0 ppg and 7.6 rpg in ACC games. She has scored at least 20 points in seven of 10 conference games this season. Davis has been averaging 17.8 ppg against conference opponents and averages 2.6 made 3-pointers in ACC play. Sophomore Nariah Taylor has emerged as a force against ACC opponents, averaging 7.5 ppg and 4.1 rpg. She is shooting 47 percent from the floor in conference games (31-for-66).
The Jackets rank fifth in scoring in conference play with 76.2 ppg. Tech is in 12th in scoring defense, allowing 73.2 ppg in conference play. Four of the Jackets’ five conference losses have come to teams ranked in the top-25 or receiving votes in this week’s AP poll.
The Yellow Jackets host Virginia on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Play for Kay game at McCamish Pavilion.