THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball is set for a visit to Wake Forest for a 1 p.m. tipoff on ACC Network Extra.
STARTING FIVE AGAINST WAKE FOREST
- Georgia Tech makes the trip to Winston-Salem for a Sunday matinee against Wake Forest. tip is slated for 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
- The Yellow Jackets look to push its win streak to two straight with a win over the Demon Deacons on Sunday. Tech is coming off a victory over Pittsburgh Thursday night, snapping a three-game skid. Four Yellow Jackets scored in double-figures against the Panthers.
- Georgia Tech and Wake Forest are meeting on the hardwood for the 69th time in program history on Sunday. Tech leads the all-time series 43-25, but trails in Winston-Salem, 17-14.
- The Yellow Jackets will seek their second ACC road win on Sunday and third road victory overall this season. Tech opened the ACC defeating Boston College on the road, 81-76. The Jackets have won four of the past five meetings in Winston-Salem.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 308-200. 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 Wake Forest first met in 1979 and have met on the hardwood 68 times with Tech leading the series, 43-25. The Jackets took last season’s meeting in Atlanta, 79-67, but dropped the last meeting in Winston-Salem in overtime, 70-65. Five Jackets posted double-figure scoring numbers in McCamish last season against the Demon Deacons, led by Zaire O’Neil with 18 points. Both teams shot over 40.0 percent from the field, but Tech was 23-for-33 from the free throw line, while WFU was 13-of-19. Tech won the battle on the glass, 39-30, and picked up 40 points off its bench. The Jackets started out strong, outscoring the Demon Deacons, 21-9 in the first quarterto build a comfortable lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech snapped a three-game skid on Thursday night, defeating Pittsburgh in McCamish Pavilion, 67-55. Freshman Elizabeth Dixon was one point shy of matching her career-high, finishing with a game-high 21 points. Dixon was one of four Jackets to score in double-figures. Tech won the rebounding edge, 42-38, paced by 10 rebounds from Lorela Cubaj and eight each from Dixon and Kierra Fletcher. While also picking up 20 points off 18 Pitt turnovers, the Jackets also finished 18-for-22 from the free throw line. Pitt was 6-of-15 at the charity stripe. The Jackets held a four point lead at halftime, but outscored the Panthers, 24-16, in the third quarter to pull away.