THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball hits the road for the second time in ACC play, traveling to No. 2 Louisville for a Sunday matchup.
STARTING FIVE AGAINST LOUISVILLE
- Georgia Tech hits the road for a pair of matchups beginning at No. 2 Louisville for a Sunday matinee. The Jackets and Cardinals tipoff at 2 p.m. on ACC Network Extra in the KFC Yum Center.
- The Yellow Jackets seek their first win over Louisville in program history as the Cardinals own the all-time series, 5-0. Louisville is 2-0 when hosting Georgia Tech, including the last meeting in 2017.
- The Yellow Jackets have opened ACC play going 2-1 with a victory at Boston College before falling to defending national champion and No. 2 Notre Dame. Freshman Elizabeth Balogun has led the Jackets offensively through the first three games, averaging 16.0 points per game.
- Against Duke, Georgia Tech had two players record double-doubles in the same game for the second time this season. Lorela Cubaj and Elizabeth Dixon each notched double-doubles. Dixon dominated with 22 points and 17 rebounds, while Cubaj added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Dixon’s performance marked a career-night for the freshman.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 306-195. Joseph is the all-time winningest coach in program history and holds the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 60.9 percent.
Georgia Tech and Louisville have met five times since 2015 with the Cardinals taking every matchup. When competing in Louisville, the Cardinals stand at 2-0 against the Yellow Jackets, including the last meeting in 2017. Last season, the conference foes met on Dec. 28, 2017 in Atlanta with then-No. 3/4 Louisville narrowly outlasting GT, 74-71. In McCamish Pavilion last season, the Jackets took undefeated Louisville to the buzzer to open ACC play. Three Jackets scored in double-figures including Francesca Pan with 15 points. With 5.5 ticks on the clock, Georgia Tech tied the game at 71-71, but Myisha Hines-Allen scored the winning basket on a driving layup to seal the win for Louisville. Louisville shot 49.2 percent for the game, while Tech was 42.4 percent from the field. Asia Durr scored a game-high 38 points.
LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech notched its second conference win of the season with a 70-64 victory over Duke last Thursday in McCamish Pavilion. Elizabeth Dixon and Lorela Cubaj dropped double-doubles to lead the way for Tech, which had three Jackets score in double-figures. Dixon owned a career-night, posting a career-high 22 points to go along with a personal-best 17 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Cubaj recorded her second double-double, while Elizabeth Balogun added 16 points to the board. Tech dominated the first three quarters and held off a late rally by the Blue Devils, who outscored the Jackets in the final frame, to pick up their third win in five meetings against Duke.