Jan. 17, 2014
|Georgia Tech (12-5, 2-2 ACC) at #6 Maryland (15-1, 3-0 ACC)- Game 18|
|Date & Time||Sunday, Jan. 19 | 2 p.m.|
|Location||College Park, Md.| Comcast Center|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 | Listen Live|
|Live Stream||umterps.com ($)|
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (12-5, 2-2 ACC) returns to the road, as it travels to face #6/6 Maryland (15-1, 3-0 ACC) on Sunday at the Comcast Center at 2 p.m. Tune into WREK 91.1 to listen to the action.
The Yellow Jackets most recently picked up their second ACC victory, defeating Wake Forest, 79-63, at home on Thursday. Freshman Kaela Davis recorded her seventh 20-plus point game this season, scoring 23 against the Demon Deacons.
The Jackets and Terps will renew their rivalry this weekend. Head coach MaChelle Joseph is 4-13 against Maryland in her career. Every game between the two teams has historically been close, with Maryland winning by an average of 7.3 points and Tech winning by an average of 3.3 in the past 17 games.
For senior Tyaunna Marshall, this trip is extra special, for she will be traveling back home. Marshall is a native of Upper Marlboro, Md.
The Terps are led by Alyssa Thomas, who is averaging a double-double, with 17.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg.
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall is in second place on the Georgia Tech career scoring list with 1,807 career points. Marshall is 149 points away from breaking Kisha Ford’s all-time record of 1,955. To break the record by the last game of the regular season against Boston College, Marshall needs to average 12.4 ppg. She is currently averaging 17.9 ppg.
-The Jackets are on a 14-game streak of outrebounding their opponents. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 16 out of 17 games this season and average 46.7 rpg.
– Out of the Jackets’ 12 wins so far this season, nine games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 50 points against Portland State.
– In 12 out of Tech’s 17 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis notched 20+ in each of the first three games, against Alabama A&M and Wake Forest while Marshall recorded 20+ points in each game of the LIU Turkey Classic and 27 against Illinois. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP and Clemson. Marshall added 22 against Hampton and 24 at Syracuse.
– With her 2.4 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 74th in the nation and fifth in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 41 made 3-pointers.
– The Yellow Jackets averaged an impressive 92 points per game at home during its non-conference portion of its schedule on its way to a 7-0 record at McCamish.
– Against Portland State, Tech scored 104 points, its highest offensive output all season. Prior to the game against the Vikings, the last time the Jackets scored 100+ points since their 101-44 victory against Mercer on Dec. 28, 2010
– The Jackets set a new school record, making 13 3-pointers against Western Carolina
– Prior to the game against Western Carolina, the Jackets’ school record was 12 3-point baskets made, which was against Mercer exactly 7 years prior, on Nov. 10, 2006
A WIN WOULD…
– Be the first win against Maryland since the Jackets defeated the Terps on March 4, 2011, 70-64, in the ACC Tournament
– Give the Jackets its first win against a top-10 opponent since a 71-70 win against #8/8 North Carolina on Jan. 6, 2011
– Give the Jackets its first win against a top-25 opponent since a 76-64 win against #17/16 Georgetown on March 20, 2012
– Give the Jackets its first win against a top-25 opponent on the road since a 56-64 win against #25/RV North Carolina on Feb. 12, 2012
– Make Coach Joseph 206-127 overall
BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 89.0 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 61.8 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 61.6 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 71.6 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 35.1 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at a 40.6 percent clip.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 12.9 boards per game. In losses, Tech is being out-rebounded by 1.4 per game.
– In wins, Tech is averaging 28 free throw attempts per game. In losses, the Jackets are only getting 17 attempts from the stripe
. – In wins, Davis is averaging 19.8 ppg and Marshall is averaging 18.8 ppg. Marshall averages 16.0 ppg and Davis averages 13.8 ppg in losses.
Both Davis and Marshall have proven to be a dangerous duo – both on offense and defense – for the Yellow Jackets. Together, the two account for an average of 34.9 ppg for the Jackets and an average of 13.0 rebounds. The two hold the top two scoring averages on the team, Davis with 18.1 and Marshall with 17.9 ppg. While Davis poses a threat from behind the 3-point line with her 32.5 3-point shooting percentage, Marshall leads Tech with an average of 2.5 steals per game.
Davis ranks fifth in the ACC in scoring while Marshall checks in at sixth. The Jackets join Wake Forest as the only other team in the ACC to have two players rank in the top-10 in scoring from the same team.
Either Davis or Marshall has led the Jackets in scoring in every game this season, with Davis leading the way in nine and Marshall in eight.
DAVIS’ THREE POINTERS
1) Freshman Kaela Davis’ seven made 3-pointers made against Alabama A&M ranks second on Tech’s individual game records
2) Her 32.5 3-point shooting percentage leads the Jackets
3) Davis averages 2.4 made 3-pointers a game which is good for fifth in the ACC
JOSEPH VS. THE RANKED
Since MaChelle Joseph took the reigns of the Yellow Jacket program prior to the 2003-04 season, Tech has beaten 10 ranked opponents.
All-time, Georgia Tech has 32 wins against AP ranked teams with eight of those coming on the road.
CRASHING THE BOARDS
The Yellow Jackets have outrebounded their opponents in 16 of their 17 games this season and are 12-4 when doing so. The Jackets hold a +8.8 rebounding margin against opponents, which ranks fifth in the ACC. Tech averages 46.7 grabs per game.
At halftime against Illinois on Dec. 4, the Jackets held a 29-15 advantage in rebounds, grabbing more offensive boards (18) than the Illini had total rebounds.
Tech ranks first in the ACC in offensive rebounds (19.4 rpg) and seventh in defensive rebounds (27.4). Roddreka Rogers leads Tech on the glass with 7.9 rpg, which ranks 10th in the conference.
HOME SWEET HOME
Tech finished the non-conference season with a 10-3 record and went 7-0 at home. Georgia Tech averaged 92 points per game during home nonconference games this season. The Jackets scored more than 90 points in five games this season, with four of those games being at home.
The Jackets are 8-1 at McCamish Pavilion overall this season. Tech is averaging an impressive 85.6 ppg on the Flats.