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Jackets Visit No. 15 Miami for Thursday Tilt

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball plays its final regular season road game Thursday night, visiting No. 15 Miami for a matchup on RSN, locally on Fox Sports South. Tip is slated for 7 p.m.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-10, 7-7 ACC) at No. 15 Miami Hurricanes (23-6, 11-3 ACC)
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STARTING FIVE AGAINST MIAMI

  1. Georgia Tech plays its final regular season road game visiting No. 15 Miami on Thursday night. Tip is slated for 7 p.m. on RSN, locally on Fox Sports South. Jenn Hildreth and LaChina Robinson will be on the call.
  2. The Yellow Jackets dropped a heart-breaking loss at Virginia, most recently, falling 53-45. Elizabeth Balogun was the only Jacket to post double-figures, scoring a team-best 16 points. Balogun nearly missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Francesca Pan added nine points and five rebounds.
  3. Georgia Tech and Miami are meeting on the hardwood for the 30th time in program history with the Hurricanes holding a slight 15-14 edge. Georgia Tech took last season’s meeting in Atlanta, snapping a four-game win streak by Miami.
  4. Freshman Elizabeth Balogun continues to pace Georgia Tech’s offense this season. The freshman leads the team in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game. She has scored in double-figures 22 times this season.
  5. Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 311-201. Joseph is the all-time winningest coach in program history and holds the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 60.9 percent.


THE SERIES

Miami and Georgia Tech are meeting on the hardwood for the 30th time in program history on Thursday night. Miami holds a slight 15-14 edge in the series, taking the series lead with a victory last season. When competing in Miami, the Hurricanes hold a 9-5 lead in the series. Last season, Francesca Pan led the way for Georgia Tech, chipping in 24 points followed by 14 points from Lorela Cubaj. Miami narrowly won the rebounding battle, 36-35. Tech shot 40.0 percent (28-70) from the floor to secure the win, while Miami was 17-43 from the field. Both teams hit four three-pointers and Miami was 13-for-19 from the free throw line. Tech finished 10-of-14 from the charity stripe and swiped 21 steals in the game. The Jackets forced 33 Miami turnovers, converting the miscues into 31 points.

LAST TIME OUT
Virginia snapped a four-game Georgia Tech win streak, capturing a 53-45 victory in Charlottesville on Sunday. The Jackets, plagued by cold shooting, shot 24.6 percent (16-65) from the field and were held to an 8-of-11 showing from the charity stripe. Virginia won the rebounding battle, 48-35, led by a pair of double-doubles from Dominique Toussaint and Jocelyn Willoughby. Georgia Tech swiped 14 steals in the game, but was held to five points in the second quarter, allowing the Cavaliers to carry the lead into halftime. Georgia Tech chipped away at its deficit in the second half, taking the lead late in the fourth quarter, but Virginia closed the game on a 9-0 run to seal the win.

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