THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball plays its final regular season game on Sunday welcoming No. 22/21 Florida State on Senior Day. Tipoff is slated for 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra. Prior to tip, the Jackets will recognize seniors Jacob Greenspan, Kaylan Pugh and Martine Fortune.
STARTING FIVE AGAINST FLORIDA STATE
- Georgia Tech hosts No. 22/21 Florida State for its final regular season game of the season on Sunday. Tip is slated for 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
- The Yellow Jackets are facing their second nationally ranked opponent in as many games having most recently fallen at No. 15 Miami, 69-56. Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon led the Jackets offensively, both posting double-figure scoring numbers. Balogun led with 15 points followed by Dixon with 12 points.
- Georgia Tech and Florida State are meeting for the 47th time on the hardwood. The Seminoles have won the last three meetings against the Yellow Jackets. Tech last defeated FSU in 2015 in Atlanta.
- Freshman Elizabeth Balogun continues to pace Georgia Tech’s offense this season. The freshman leads the team in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game. She has scored in double-figures 23 times this season.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 311-201. 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 Florida State have met 46 times on the hardwood dating back to the 1974-75 season. FSU leads the all-time series, 26-20, and hold a 13-8 lead when competing in Atlanta. Georgia Tech won two-straight in 2014-15 before the Seminoles opened a three-game win streak, including last season’s lone meeting in Tallahassee, 64-61. The Jackets and Seminoles worked through 18 lead changes and 12 ties last season in a game that was a one-point difference with less than 40 seconds to play. Tech shot 28.6 percent (20-70) from the field last season to FSU’s 37.7 percent (20-53) effort. The Seminoles hit four three-pointers and were 20-of-28 from the free throw line, while Tech hit three triples and 18-of-21 free throws. FSU won the rebounding battle, 46-42, and committed 19 turnovers (GT had eight turnovers).
LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech held a one-point edge after the first quarter in Miami, but the Hurricanes outscored the Jackets in the second frame, 17-8, to lead at intermission. Elizabeth Balogun led Tech with 15 points followed by Dixon with 12 points. Miami won the battle on the glass, 44-38, went 8-for-17 from long range and shot 44.3 percent (27-61) from the field in the contest. Georgia Tech shot 34.8 percent (23-66) from the floor and was limited to a 6-of-8 showing at the charity stripe. The Jackets converted 15 offensive rebounds into 18 second chance points, but Miami used 17 GT turnovers for 22 points.