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Jackets Host Top-Ranked North Carolina Sunday

Feb. 4, 2006

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team concludes its three-game homestand Sunday when it hosts the top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at 2 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

The Jackets can be heard on the Georgia Tech ISP Radio Network (91.1 WREK-FM in Atlanta) and online at www.wrek.org, with Richard Musterer calling the play-by-play and Kurt Hoyt providing the color analysis. Livestats for all Georgia Tech games can be found at www.ramblinwreck.com.

Tech enters the contest with a 13-8 record after falling to Florida State Thursday night, 59-54, at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. With the loss, Georgia Tech fell to 2-6 in ACC play this season, having split the last four conference contests.

North Carolina enters the game as the nation’s only remaining undefeated team with a 21-0 record after defeating NC State at home Thursday. The Tar Heels have played eight games against conference opponents in 2005-06.

Following Sunday’s game against the Tar Heels, the Jackets will hit the road for a two-game trip next week, beginning in Boston on Thursday, facing the Eagles of Boston College, and concluding in Raleigh against the NC State Wolfpack Sunday.

Sunday’s game will be the 56th meeting between the two schools, as the Tar Heels lead the series, 44-11, with the last meeting coming on January 18, 2006 in Chapel Hill. This will be the second and final meeting of the 2005-06 regular season between the two schools

In that game, Elana Larkins scored 22 points, including 14-for-14 free-throw shooting, and Ivory Latta had 17 points in No. 4 North Carolina’s 85-56 victory over Georgia Tech at Carmichael Auditorium.

The Jackets’ first win in the series came in Atlanta was in the 18th meeting between the two schools on February 13, 1988. Tech’s first win in Chapel Hill came in the 20th meeting between the two schools on January 29, 1989, 97-89, and their last win against the Tar Heels was on January 17, 2002, 81-62, at Carmichael Auditorim. Since then, the Tar Heels have taken seven games off the Jackets.

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