Feb. 28, 2014
|Georgia Tech (18-10, 8-7 ACC) vs. Boston College (12-17, 3-12 ACC)- Game 29|
|Date & Time||Sunday, March 2 | 2 p.m.|
|Location||Atlanta, Ga. | McCamish Pavilion|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 | Listen Live|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Boston College|
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (18-10, 8-7 ACC) welcomes Boston College (12-17, 3-12 ACC) on Sunday at 2 p.m. for its regular season finale at McCamish Pavilion. The game will be shown on ESPN3 and fans can also listen to Richard Musterer and LaQuananisha Adams on WREK 91.1.
The five Yellow Jacket seniors will be honored in a Senior Day ceremony, which will begin at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday. Tech will hono , Shayla Bivins, Frida Fogdemark, Tyaunna Marshall and Dawnn Maye, and senior manager Hannah Gebresilassie for their contributions to the program.
The 2014 senior class has helped Georgia Tech win at least 20 games in their first two years, appear in the NCAA Tournament twice and advance to the 2012 ACC championship game. This group of seniors also led the Jackets to Georgia Tech’s first Sweet 16 and has won 82 career games.
This will be the final game for the Jackets before they head to the ACC Tournament next weekend in Greensboro, N.C. The tournament runs from March 5-9.
– 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. Marshall scored 20 points against Virginia to become the first Yellow Jacket and 24th ACC player to reach the 2,000 point mark. She currently has 2,044 career points.
– Marshall leads all active ACC players in career 20 point games with 38. She has 14 this season.
– Out of the Jackets’ 18 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 14 out of 28 games, the Jackets have scored at least 80 points. Tech is averaging 80.6 ppg.
– In 23 out of Tech’s 28 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis has scored 20+ in 11 games while Marshall has scored at least 20 in 13. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP, Clemson, #6 Maryland, #13 UNC and Virginia. Wallace hit the 20-point mark against Miami and Florida State and Whiteside scored 21 at Notre Dame.
-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 22 out of 28 games this season and average 45.1 rpg. The Jackets are 15-7 when they outrebound their opponent.
– With her 2.6 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 51st in the nation and is fifth in the ACC. She leads Tech with 73 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.
A WIN WOULD…
– Make Coach Joseph 211-132 overall
– Be the fourth win out of five against Boston College
– Make Tech at 11-5 this season at home
– Give the Jackets a 7-5 record against the Eagles and make Coach Jo 5-5 against the Eagles
– Put Tech one win away from recording their sixth 20 win season in the past seven seasons
BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 87.9 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 67.6 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 66.1 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 77.6 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 37.3 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 44.8 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 10.1 boards per game. In losses, Tech is being out-rebounded by 0.4 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 20.6 ppg and Davis is averaging 19.1 ppg. Marshall averages 17.4 ppg and Davis averages 16.8 ppg in losses.
GEORGIA TECH’S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER
Senior Tyaunna Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 North Carolina on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 points 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. WIth 524 points this season, Marshall is the first Jacket to score 500 points in three-straight seasons.
Marshall became the first Yellow Jacket and 24th ACC player to score 2,000 career points after she scored 20 points against Virginia on Feb. 14. What is more remarkable is that Marshall has only made 20 3-pointers in her entire career – meaning that her 2,044 career points game from a total of 846 made field goals and 332 made free throw shots. The Tech individual season record for most points scored in a season is 596 (Joyce Pierce 1991-92), putting Marshall 72 points behind that milestone.
Marshall currently ranks 21st all-time in the ACC record book, needing only 14 points to tie Heather Burge of Virginia (1990-93) for 20th. Marshall leads all active ACC players in career 20 point games with 38. She has 14 this season.
CLOSING IN ON THE RECORD
Freshman Kaela Davis became just the third freshman to score 500 points in their first season on the Flats. Davis has 512 points so far this season, putting her 28 points away from breaking Karen Lounsbury’s (1988-89) record of 539 points.
The Yellow Jackets recorded their fifth wire-to-wire victory this season against Florida State, never letting the Seminoles take the lead or tie up the game. The Jackets lead the whole game in their victories against Alabama A&M, UTEP, Alabama State and Virginia.
NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Marshall was named espnW’s National Player of the Week after having one of the most successful weeks of her career on Feb. 10. Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer after leading the Jackets to its first win against a ranked opponent since 2012 by scoring 32 points against #13/11 North Carolina. Marshall entered the game against the Tar Heels needing just 32 points to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points that was set in 1997. Marshall hit the 32-point mark in the contest after sinking two foul shots with 4.3 seconds left to not only break the career scoring record, but secure the Jackets’ victory.
The Upper Marlboro, Md., native followed her record-breaking performance by scoring 24 points at Miami and setting a career-high in steals with seven. Marshall led the Jackets in every category in points (24), rebounds (9), assists (3) and steals (7) against the Hurricanes. Marshall’s 1,980 career points has her just 20 points shy of becoming the first Yellow Jacket to reach 2,000 career points and is in 24th on the ACC career points list.
Marshall started off the memorable week by leading the Jackets to a road win at Pittsburgh, tallying 23 points and grabbing nine rebounds against the Panthers. She led the Jackets in scoring in all three wins this past week.
Marshall leads the Jackets in scoring, rebounding, steals and assists. Her 19.4 ppg ranks third in the ACC and 46th in the nation. Marshall is 10th in the ACC with her 7.6 rpg and her 3.3 apg has her in 14th. Marshall is in second in the conference with 2.7 steals per game and ranks 21st in the nation in steals.
HIGH SCORING JACKETS
The Yellow Jackets are averaging 80.6 ppg during the 2013-14 season. They have scored at least 80 points in 14 games, at least 90 in seven games and hit the 100 point mark twice this season. Tech’s 80.6 ppg ranks fifth in the ACC and checks 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 +10.5 margin so far, which is seventh in the ACC and 45th in the NCAA.