Jan. 29, 2014
|Georgia Tech (13-7, 3-4 ACC) vs. Clemson (10-11, 2-5 ACC)- Game 21|
|Date & Time||Thursday, Jan. 30 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Atlanta, Ga. | McCamish Pavilion|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 | Listen Live|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Clemson|
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (13-7, 3-4 ACC) hosts Clemson (10-11, 2-5 ACC) this Thursday at 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion. Fans can listen to Richard Musterer and LaQuananisha Adams call the game on WREK 91.1.
The Yellow Jackets most recently lost their second game at home this season, falling to #23/24 NC State, 80-73. Senior Tyaunna Marshall scored 23 in the loss while leading the teams in assists (7) and steals (3). Senior Shayla Bivins grabbed a team-high nine rebounds agasint the Wolfpack.
This will be the second meeting this season between the Tigers and Jackets. The two teams met at Clemson on Jan. 8, with Tech capturing an 89-68 victory. Davis led the Jackets’ scoring effort, recording 26 points against the Tigers and grabbing four rebounds. Marshall also had a 20-point performance, scoring 25 points Sophomore Roddreka Rogers had an impressive game for the Jackets, scoring a career-high 17 points and leading the rebounding effort with 14
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall is in second place on the Georgia Tech career scoring list with 1,882 career points. Marshall is 74 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 8.2 ppg. She is currently averaging 19.1 ppg.
– In the last five of six games, Marshall has scored at least 20 points. She has averaged 23 ppg over that stretch.
– Out of the Jackets’ 13 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 10 out of 20 games, the Jackets have scored at least 80 points.
– In 15 out of Tech’s 20 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis has scored 20+ in eight games while Marshall has scored at least 20 in 10. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP, Clemson and #6 Maryland.
-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 17 out of 20 games this season and average 45.3 rpg.
– With her 2.5 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 74th in the nation and fifth in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 49 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.
– 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
– 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 10th straight for Tech against Clemson and the 17th in the last 18 outings against the Lady Tigers
– Snap a two-game home losing streak for the jackets
– Make the Jackets 30-42 against the Lady Tigers overall
– Give Coach Joseph her 18th win against Clemson
– Make Coach Joseph 207-129 overall
BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 87.8 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 66.1 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 60.8 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 75.7 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 35.1 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 43.2 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 12.0 boards per game. In losses, Tech is being out-rebounded by 0.7 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.
– In wins, Marshall is averaging 19.8 ppg and Davis is averaging 19.2 ppg. Marshall averages 17.9 ppg and Davis averages 14.4 ppg in losses.
A LOOK AT THE TIGERS
Clemson (10-11, 2-5 ACC) most recently defeated Miami, 60-52, to pick up its second ACC win of the season. Junior Nikki Dixon scored a team-high 19 points and is just four points away from hitting 1,000 career points. Dixon has scored 19 or more points in eight of the last nine games, and is averaging 20.0 ppg over her first seven ACC games.
Quinyotta Pettaway recorded her second double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 rebounds, and also added the 100th blocked shot of her career against the Hurricanes. Pettaway leads the Tigers on the boards, averaging 7.0 rpg. The Tigers held Miami to 25.8 percent shooting from the field in the victory.
HITTING THE 30 MARK
Senior Tyaunna Marshall led the Jackets against Virginia Tech, scoring 30 points against the Hokies. This was the second time that Marshall scored 30 points in her career. The first 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 five of six games, Marshall has scored at least 20 points. She has averaged 23 ppg over that stretch. Her 23 point performance against #23/24 NC State marked her 100th career game scoring in double figures.
STEPPING UP IN CONFERENCE PLAY
Marshall is averaging a team-high 22.3 ppg and 8.1 rpg in ACC games. She has scored at least 20 points in five of seven conference games this season and has averaged 23 ppg over the last six games. Davis has been averagin 15.9 ppg against conference opponents and averages 2.3 made 3-pointers in ACC play. Sophomore Nariah Taylor has emerged as a force against ACC opponenets, averaging 8.3 ppg and 3.4 rpg. She is shooting 49 percent from the floor in conference games (25-for-51).
The Jackets rank seventh in scoring in conference play with 73.1 ppg. Tech is tied for seventh in scoring defense, allowing 70.7 ppg in conference play. All four of the Jackets’ conference losses have come to teams ranked in the top-25 or receiving votes in this week’s AP poll.
Marshall is one of two ACC student-athletes that ranks in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and steals. Marshall’s 19.1 ppg has her ranked at third in the ACC and her 7.9 rpg has her in 10th. Marshall is third in the conference in steals, averaging 2.6 per game. Dearica Hamby of Wake Forest is the other ACC student-athlete that ranks in the top 10 in the conference in scoring, rebounding and steals.
In conference games only, Marshall is in second in scoring, averaging 22.3 ppg. She is tied for ninth in rebounding with 8.1 boards per game.
Next up, the Jackets head to Pittsburgh on Monday for a 7 p.m. contest against the Panthers. The game will be on ESPN3 and streamed live on WREK 91.1.