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Jackets Travel to Syracuse For First Time on Sunday

Jan. 10, 2014

Georgia Tech (11-4) at Syracuse (11-4)- Game 16
Date & Time Sunday, Jan. 12 | 1 p.m.
Location Syracuse, N.Y.  | Carrier Dome
 TV Time Warner Cable Sports | Mark Larson & Lorraine Schunck
Radio WREK 91.1 | Listen Live
Live Stats SUathletics.com
Game Notes Georgia Tech | Syracuse
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (11-4, 1-1 ACC) will make the trip up north to Syracuse (11-4, 1-1 ACC) for the first time in program history this weekend. The Yellow Jackets and Orange square off on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.

Tune into WREK 91.1 for all of the action or Jacket fans living in the north can watch the game on Time Warner Cable Sports.

The Yellow Jackets most recently captured its first conference win at Clemson, 89-68. Both freshman Kaela Davis and senior Tyaunna Marshall had 20 point performances against the Tigers, scoring 26 and 25 points respectively. Sophomore Roddreka Rogers recorded a double-double, scoring a career-high 17 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

The Orange is in the hunt for its first ACC win after falling to #20/23 NC State, 67-61, and #3/3 Duke, 86-53. The first time these two teams met was last season in Puerto Rico, with the Orange capturing a 75-72 overtime victory.

TECH TIDBITS
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall is in second place on the Georgia Tech career scoring list with 1,769 career points. Marshall is 187 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 13.4 ppg. She is currently averaging 17.8 ppg.
-The Jackets are on a 12-game streak of outrebounding their opponents. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 14 out of 15 games this season.
– 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
– 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 36 made 3-pointers.
– Out of the Jackets’ 11 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 10 out of Tech’s 15 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis notched 20+ in each of the first three games and against Alabama A&M 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
– 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 in program history against Syracuse
– Be the second ACC win on the road for the Jackets this season
– Make the Jackets 1-1 against the Orange overall
– Make Coach Joseph 205-126 overall
– Be the second against a team that is receiving votes in both polls – the first was against UTEP on 12/20/13

BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 89.9 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 59.8 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 61.5 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 70.5 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 34.7 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at a 39.8 percent clip.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 14.2 boards per game. In losses, Tech is being out-rebounded by 2.7 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, Davis is averaging 19. 5 ppg and Marshall is averaging 19.3 ppg. Davis averages 14.5 ppg and Marshall averages 14.0 ppg in losses.

ONE-TWO PUNCH
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 34.8 ppg for the Jackets and an average of 13.7 rebounds. The two hold the top two scoring averages on the team, Davis with 18.2 ppg and Marshall with 17.8. While Davis poses a threat from behind the 3-point line with her 31.3 3-point shooting percentage, Marshall leads Tech with an average of 2.6 steals per game.

Davis ranks fifth in the ACC in scoring, while Marshall checks in at number eight. 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 holding the lead in eight games, Marshall seven.

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 31.3 3-point shooting percentage leads the Jackets and ranks
3) Davis averages 2.4 made 3-pointers a game which is good for fifth in the ACC

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.

SEE YOU IN MARCH
Tech does not travel to any of the four teams that are located in the state of North Carolina this season. The only time the Jackets will visit North Carolina will be in March for the ACC Tournament. Tech does however travel to all three of the newest additions in the ACC – Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.

RECORD BOOK WATCH
Senior Tyaunna Marshall has 1,769 career points, which ranks second on Georgia Tech’s all-time list. Marshall needs 187 points to become Tech’s all-time leading scorer. Kisha Ford (1994-97) holds the record with 1,955 points. Marshall is one of just five Yellow Jackets all-time with at least 1,500 career points and 600 career rebounds.

To break the record by the last game of the regular season against Boston College, Marshall needs to average 13.4 ppg. She is currently averaging 17.8 ppg.

POSTING AN SOS
Through games of Jan. 9, Georgia Tech’s strenghth of schedule is ranked 51st by realtimerpi.com, the fourth most difficult schedule of any ACC team this year. All four of the Yellow Jackets’ losses came to teams in this week’s AP poll top-25.

CRASHING THE BOARDS
The Yellow Jackets have outrebounded their opponents in 14 of their 15 games this season and are 11-3 when doing so. The Jackets hold a +9.7 rebounding margin against opponents, which ranks fourth in the ACC. Tech averages 47.5 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 (19.6 rpg) and seventh in defensive rebounds (27.9). Tyaunna Marshall leads Tech on the glass with 8.0 rpg, which ranks 11th in the conference.

–RamblinWreck.com–

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