Feb. 12, 2011
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will try to snap its second three-game losing streak of the season when it hosts the NC State Wolfpack in the Jackets’ home game as a part of the WBCA’s Pink Zone initiative to raise awareness for breast cancer on Sunday, Feb. 13, at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Tech will be wearing pink uniforms and shoes and fans are asked to wear pink to show their support. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. with ESPN2 broadcasting the game regionally as a part of its February Frenzy schedule.
The Jackets enter the game with an 18-8 overall record and a 6-4 mark in ACC play after dropping its third straight game to a top 20 opponent on Feb. 11 at Florida State, 73-60. Freshman Tyaunna Marshall led Tech for the 14th time this season with a team-best 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting against the Seminoles. Marshall and senior Alex Montgomery lead the Jackets with 13.9 and 13.5 ppg, respectively, for the year.
The Wolfpack are 10-14 and 1-8 in league action after suffering a wild 94-92 loss in four overtimes to Virginia in Raleigh on Feb. 10. Sophomore guard Marissa Kastanek scored a game-high 23 points and all five NC State starters finished in double-figures. Junior Bonae Holston leads the Pack with 16.0 ppg and 8.1 rpg on the season.
Last season at this point, Tech was 20-5, 6-3 ACC after a 68-53 victory at Clemson on Feb. 8.
TALE OF THE TAPE
In the 18 games the Jackets have won this season, they are shooting 45.6 percent from the field and limiting opponents to just 35.2 percent conversion. In victories, Tech is also out-rebounding opponents 40.6 to 30.9, and making 36.3 percent of three-point attempts to just 26.5 percent for foes.
In the eight losses this year, Tech is shooting just 37.7 percent from the field while opponents are making 43.2 percent of attempts. From three-point range, Tech is making just 25.9 percent, while opponents are converting 32.8 percent. The Jackets’ rebounding advantage is almost nil, as Tech out-rebounds foes by a 36.1 to 35.1 margin.
THREE GAME SKID
Over the Jackets current three-game losing streak, Tech has only been outscored 213-187, a difference of just 26 points. In those three games, Tech has taken 28 more field goal attempts, but has made one fewer.
Since the return of senior Deja Foster, Tech is 15-5, with all five losses coming to Top 25 teams, and two of which were to Top 5 teams. Foster, made her season debut against #4/4 Tennessee after recovering from a knee injury in the offseason, but did not play against Tennessee State.