THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball opens its Thanksgiving week in paradise on Thursday facing George Washington. The Jackets will play two games in the Cancun Challenge, facing Idaho State on Friday.
STARTING FIVE AGAINST GEORGE WASHINGTON
- Georgia Tech opens the Cancun Challenge facing George Washington on Thanksgiving Day at 4 p.m. The game will be streamed via SportsLive.
- The Yellow Jackets uprooted in-state rival and then-No. 14 Georgia last Sunday for their third win of the season. Tech led the majority of the game to pick up their first win over a ranked Georgia squad since 2010 and their first win over a ranked opponent since Syracuse in 2017.
- Elizabeth Dixon recorded her second-straight double-double against Georgia to pick up ACC Co-Rookie honors. The freshman collected a game-high 11 rebounds to go along with 10 points.
- Amongst Tech’s seven returning letterwinners is last season’s leading scorer and 2016-17 ACC Freshman of the Year, Francesca Pan. The junior led the Jackets in scoring last season, averaging 14.3 points per game, while also leading the team in three-point shooting, connecting on 79 treys. Also returning for her sophomore campaign on The Flats is Kierra Fletcher who put together an impressive freshman campaign last season. Fletcher returns as the team’s leading rebounder after pulling down 5.2 rebounds per game last season.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 297-192. Joseph is the all-time winningest coach in program history and holds the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 60.9 percent.
LAST TIME THEY MET
Thursday’s meeting between George Washington and Georgia Tech is the first in program history.
LAST TIME OUT
Elizabeth Dixon notched her second collegiate career double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 points against then-No. 14 Georgia, as the Yellow Jackets down the Lady Bulldogs, 63-53. Four different Jackets scored in double-figures led by 13 points from Lorela Cubaj, who ignited in the fourth quarter. Tech finished 18-for-22 from the charity stripe to help overcome a 31.3 percent shooting efficiency from the floor. Georgia shot 41.8 percent from the field, but was held to a 3-of-11 showing from the free throw line. The win over Georgia was the second in the past three years and just the sixth in program history.