THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball is set to meet Seton Hall and Dayton this week in the West Palm Beach Invitational.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-2) vs Seton Hall (7-2)
Thursday, Dec. 20 – 12:15 p.m.
Palm Beach Atlantic University – Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation
Georgia Tech Game Notes | Opponent Game Notes
STARTING FIVE AGAINST SETON STATE
- Georgia Tech gets back on the hardwood meeting Seton Hall in the opening game of the West Palm Invitational. The Jackets and Pirates meet for the first time since 2009 and the fourth time in program history on Thursday.
- The Yellow Jackets have captured all three meetings against Seton Hall dating back to 1986. The foes last met in the LIU Turkey Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2009. The first two meetings took place in Atlanta, Ga.
- The Yellow Jackets are 2-0 on neutral ground this season having competed in the Cancun Challenge over Thanksgiving break. Tech picked up wins over George Washington and Idaho State in Mexico and look to remain unbeaten on neutral hardwood in Florida.
- After helping Georgia Tech uproot Kennesaw State over the weekend, freshman Elizabeth Balogun earned her first ACC Rookie of the Week. Balogun led Tech with a team-high 15 points and pulled down a career-best eight rebounds, just missing her first collegiate double-double.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 302-193. Joseph is the all-time winningest coach in program history and holds the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 60.9 percent.
Georgia Tech is 3-0 against Seton Hall, but the foes have not met since 2009, also on neutral ground. Two meetings have taken place in Atlanta with the last meeting occurring in New York in tournament action.
LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech kept its home record unblemished with a win over Kennesaw State last Sunday. Freshmen Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon each posted double-figures to pace the Jackets offensively. Balogun, who earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors following the performance, posted 15 points and a personal-best eight rebounds, while Dixon added 12 points and nine rebounds. The teams stood tied on the glass, each with 40 rebounds, as Tech shot 42.6 percent (26-61) from the floor. Francesca Pan picked up four steals, while Lotta-Maj Lahtinen dished out five assists. KSU shot 21.1 percent (12-57) from the floor led by Kamyah Street with 20 points.