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Jackets Return to McCamish to Host No. 12 Syracuse Sunday

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball returns home on Sunday to McCamish Pavilion to welcome No. 12 Syracuse.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-6, 2-3 ACC) vs. No. 12 Syracuse Orange (15-2, 4-0 ACC)
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STARTING FIVE AGAINST SYRACUSE

  1. After a two-game road swing, Georgia Tech returns to McCamish Pavilion for a Sunday matinee against No. 12 Syracuse. Tip is slated for 2 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
  2. The Yellow Jackets look to get back to winning ways on Sunday, having dropped their past two contests to No. 2 Louisville and Clemson most recently. Tech will be facing their third nationally ranked opponent in six ACC games when the Orange visit Atlanta.
  3. Through Tech’s five ACC games this season, the freshman pair of Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon have made a strong impact. The two lead the Jackets offensively in conference games, paced by 16.8 points per game from Balogun and Dixon who averages 9.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
  4. Following a dominating performance against Duke, Elizabeth Dixon received her second ACC Co-Rookie of the Week honor last Monday. Between Dixon and Elizabeth Balogun, the Jackets have earned five Rookie of the Week honors this season.
  5. Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 306-197. 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 Syracuse meet for just the seventh time in program history on Sunday with the Orange leading the all-time series, 5-1. Tech captured its lone meeting against the Orange in 2017 in McCamish Pavilion, 75-66, when Syracuse carried a No. 24 national ranking. Last season in Syracuse, the Jackets dropped an 88-77 tilt in the Carrier Dome. Francesca Pan exploded for a team-high 26 points, but the Orange sealed the win behind the 44-point performance of Tiana Mangakahia. Tech shot 50.0 percent from the field to Syracuse’s 48.2 percent, but the Orange were 28-of-32 from the charity stripe for the difference in the game.

LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech played its third road game of the ACC season at Clemson Thursday night, falling to the Tigers, 71-61. Elizabeth Balogun paced the offense with 23 poinots, followed by Kierra Fletcher with 13 points. Tech hit nine three-pointers in the game, six coming from Balogun for a personal-best number. Clemson posted 19 points at the charity stripe, converting on 26 attempts, while Tech was 12-of-20 at the free throw line. The Tigers narrowly won the rebounding battle, outrebounding Tech, 36-32.  Tech lost the rebounding battle for the second time in ACC play this season and only fifth time this season.

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