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Jackets Travel to Nebraska for Saturday Tilt

GEORGIA TECH (5-2, 0-0 ACC) at NEBRASKA (5-2, 0-0 BIG TEN)

Georgia Tech women’s basketball returns to action, looking to rebound with a win at Nebraska on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a tough loss against Florida in the 2023 ACC/SEC Challenge, falling 68-58. Tech led by seven points in the first half, but the Gators used a strong third quarter to gain control. Freshman Rusne Augustinaite dropped a career-high 30 points in the loss, becoming the first Yellow Jacket since 2020 to record 30 points in a game. She is one of only eight players in the ACC to record a game with 30-plus points this season.

Nebraska continues a three-game homestand on Saturday and carry a 5-2 record into the tilt after collecting a 77-53 win over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday. Natalie Potts, who has claimed two of the first three Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, recorded her first career double-double on Wednesday with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Alexis Markowski is leading the Huskers in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game after also recording a double-double against FAU with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Georgia Tech and Nebraska will be meeting for the third time in program history on the hardwood on Saturday. This will, however, be the first meeting on a traditional home court as the programs last met in 2011 when Georgia Tech was hosting at the Gwinnet Center. Tech has won both games in the series with the first being in the second round of the 1992 NWIT, which the Yellow Jackets would ultimately win.

 

 

Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2

Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again to launch Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. CDI Turn 2 has a goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31, and Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics. Like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.

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