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Jackets Host Virginia Tech Sunday for #Play4Kay Game

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball will wear pink on Sunday when it hosts Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. on RSN, locally Fox Sports South, for its annual #Play4Kay Pink Game.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-9, 5-6 ACC) vs Virginia Tech Hokies (16-8, 3-8 ACC)
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STARTING FIVE AGAINST VIRGINIA TECH

  1. Georgia Tech looks to extend its win streak to three games hosting Virginia Tech on Sunday for its annual Pink Game. Tip is slated for 1 p.m. on RSN, locally on Fox Sports South, in McCamish Pavilion with Tom Werme and LaChina Robinson on the call.
  2. The Yellow Jackets are coming off its second-straight win, defeating Wake Forest on the road last Sunday. The Jackets used a strong second quarter to pull away in the lead and was helped by a strong performance from Elizabeth Dixon with 22 points to tie her career-high.
  3. Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are meeting on the hardwood for the 17th time in program history on Sunday. Tech leads the all-time series 10-6 and 4-2 at home despite dropping last season’s meeting in Blacksburg.
  4. Behind two 20-plus point outings for freshman Elizabeth Dixon in the last two contests, the Memphis, Tenn., native collected her third ACC Freshman of the Week honor. Tech now owns 7-of-14 weekly honors on the season.
  5. Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 309-200. Joseph is the all-time winningest coach in program history and holds the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 60.9 percent.

THE SERIES
Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech first met in 2003 and have met on the hardwood 16 times since. The Jackets lead the all-time series, 10-6, including a 4-2 edge when competing in Atlanta. Last season, Virginia Tech took the matchup in Blacksburg, capturing a 68-62 victory. The Hokies were 8-of-29 from three-point range, while limiting the Jackets to just one three-pointer from Francesca Pan. Both teams shot 37 percent from the field and were tied in rebounding, each securing 48 boards. The Hokies were 8-of-11 from the free throw line to Tech’s 5-of-15 effort. Three Yellow Jackets posted double-figure scoring numbers led by Zaire O’Neil, while both Pan and Kierra Fletcher added 12 points. Taylor Emery led the Hokies with 23 points.

LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech extended its win streak to two games with a victory at Wake Forest on Sunday, defeating the Demon Deacons, 60-46. The Jackets used a strong second quarter to carry a halftime lead, but the Deacs opened the third frame with an 11-0 run to retake the lead. But Tech answered with a 15-2 run over the next 3:14 of play fueled by three triples from Francesca Pan to gain a 40-31 edge and lock in the victory. Elizabeth Dixon led the way offensively with 22 points, tying her career-high, followed by Pan with 15 points. WFU narrowly won the rebounding battle, 33-31, but Tech forced 30 Deac turnovers, converting the miscues into 27 points for the win.

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