Feb. 26, 2014
|Georgia Tech (17-10, 7-7 ACC) at Florida State (18-9, 6-8 ACC)- Game 28|
|Date & Time||Thursday, Feb. 27 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Tallahassee, Fla. | Donald L. Tucker Center|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 | Listen Live|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Florida State|
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (17-10, 7-7 ACC) travels to Florida State (18-9, 6-8 ACC) this Thursday at 7 p.m. for its final regular season ACC road game. The game will be shown on ESPN3 and fans can also listen to Richard Musterer and LaQuananisha Adams on WREK 91.1.
The Yellow Jackets are looking to snap a two game losing streak, after falling to two top-10 teams, #2/#2 Notre Dame (87-72) and #8/#9 Maryland (79-62). The Jackets are 4-3 in ACC road games this season.
Tech is currently led in points, rebounds, assists and steals by senior Tyaunna Marshall. Marshall ranks in the top-10 in the ACC in points (19.6 ppg), rebounds (7.8 rpg) and steals (2.7 spg) and is only one of two ACC players to do so. Marshall ranks 14th in the conference with her 3.2 apg average. Freshman Kaela Davis leads all ACC rookies in scoring with 18.3 ppg. Most recently, Davis recorded her seventh double-double against Maryland with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Florida State holds the series advantage against the Yellow Jackets at 19-22. Head coach MaChelle Joseph is 5-8 against the Seminoles in her career. Two Jackets are from Florida – Shayla Bivins (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Dawnn Maye (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 UNC on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 against the Tar Heels to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points. Marshall scored 20 points against Virginia to become the first Yellow Jacket and 24th ACC player to reach the 2,000 point mark. She currently has 2,030 career points.
– In the last seven of 10 games, Marshall has scored at least 20 points. She has averaged 22.3 ppg over that stretch.
– Out of the Jackets’ 17 wins so far this season, 10 games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 50 points against Portland State.
– In 13 out of 27 games, the Jackets have scored at least 80 points. Tech is averaging 80.1 ppg.
– In 22 out of Tech’s 27 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis has scored 20+ in 11 games while Marshall has scored at least 20 in 13. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP, Clemson, #6 Maryland, #13 UNC and Virginia. Wallace hit the 20-point mark against Miami while Whiteside scored 21 against Notre Dame.
-The Jackets were on a 15-game streak of outrebounding their opponents, until Virginia Tech edged the Jackets by one rebound. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 22 out of 27 games this season and average 45.6 rpg. The Jackets are 15-7 when they outrebound their opponent.
– With her 2.5 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 51st in the nation and is fifth in the ACC. She leads Tech with 70 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.
A WIN WOULD…
– Make Coach Joseph 211-132 overall
– Be the first win against Florida State since January 22, 2012 when the Jackets defeated the Seminoles, 79-55 on the road.
– Put Coach Joseph at 4-4 against FSU on the road
– Break Tech’s two-game losing streak
BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 88.0 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 67.6 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 65.4 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 77.6 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 36.9 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 44.8 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 11.3 boards per game. In losses, Tech is being out-rebounded by 0.4 per game.
– In wins, Tech is averaging 28 free throw attempts per game. In losses, the Jackets are only getting 18 attempts from the stripe.
– In wins, Marshall is averaging 21.0 ppg and Davis is averaging 19.2 ppg. Marshall averages 17.4 ppg and Davis averages 16.8 ppg in losses.
GEORGIA TECH’S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER
Senior Tyaunna Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 North Carolina on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 points against the Tar Heels to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points. She hit two free throws with 4.3 seconds left to break the record and secure the Jackets’ first win against a ranked opponent since 2012. Marshall is one of just five Yellow Jackets all-time with at least 1,500 career points and 600 career rebounds. WIth 510 points this season, Marshall is the first Jacket to score 500 points in three-straight seasons.
Marshall became the first Yellow Jacket and 24th ACC player to score 2,000 career points after she scored 20 points against Virginia on Feb. 14. What is more remarkable is that Marshall has only made 20 3-pointers in her entire career – meaning that her 2,019 career points game from a total of 840 made field goals and 330 made free throw shots. The Tech individual season record for most points scored in a season is 596 (Joyce Pierce 1991-92), putting Marshall 86 points behind that milestone.
NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Marshall was named espnW’s National Player of the Week after having one of the most successful weeks of her career on Feb. 10. Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer after leading the Jackets to its first win against a ranked opponent since 2012 by scoring 32 points against #13/11 North Carolina. Marshall entered the game against the Tar Heels needing just 32 points to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points that was set in 1997. Marshall hit the 32-point mark in the contest after sinking two foul shots with 4.3 seconds left to not only break the career scoring record, but secure the Jackets’ victory.
The Upper Marlboro, Md., native followed her record-breaking performance by scoring 24 points at Miami and setting a career-high in steals with seven. Marshall led the Jackets in every category in points (24), rebounds (9), assists (3) and steals (7) against the Hurricanes. Marshall’s 1,980 career points has her just 20 points shy of becoming the first Yellow Jacket to reach 2,000 career points and is in 24th on the ACC career points list.
Marshall started off the memorable week by leading the Jackets to a road win at Pittsburgh, tallying 23 points and grabbing nine rebounds against the Panthers. She led the Jackets in scoring in all three wins this past week.
Marshall leads the Jackets in scoring, rebounding, steals and assists. Her 19.6 ppg ranks third in the ACC and 42nd in the nation. Marshall is eighth in the ACC with her 7.8 rpg and her 3.2 apg has her in 14th. Marshall is in second in the conference with 2.7 steals per game and ranks 28th in the nation in steals.
HIGH SCORING JACKETS
The Yellow Jackets are averaging 80.4 ppg during the 2013-14 season. They have scored at least 80 points in 13 games, at least 90 in seven games and hit the 100 point mark twice this season. Tech’s 80.4 ppg ranks fifth in the ACC and checks in at 18th in the nation. This is the highest average of points for a Tech team since the 1990-91 season when the Jackets averaged 84.3 ppg. The Jackets have outscored their opponents by a +10.6 margin so far, which is sixth in the ACC and 42nd in the NCAA.
HITTING THE 30 MARK
Marshall has hit the 30-point mark twice this season while Davis had a season-high 31 points against Clemson. Marshall scored 32 points against #13 UNC, leading the Jackets to victory and breaking the career points record. Davis’ 31 points led Tech in the overtime loss against Clemson, 80-79. Davis scored six of the Jackets eight points in overtime.
Marshall led the Jackets against Virginia Tech, scoring 30 points against the Hokies. The first time Marshall scored 30 points in her career was against Miami last season, where she scored a career-high 37. Marshall has led the Jackets in points, rebounds and assists in three games this season, with the most recent being at Miami, where she also led the Jackets in steals.
The Yellow Jackets return home to wrap up the regular season on Sunday when they host Boston College at 2 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion. Georgia Tech’s four seniors, Shayla Bivins, Frida Fogdemark, Tyaunna Marshall and Dawnn Maye, and senior manager Hannah Gebresilassie, will be honored during a Senior Day ceremony, which will begin at 1:45 p.m.