THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball concludes this homestand on Thursday night, welcoming Clemson for a 7 p.m. tip on ACC Network Extra.
STARTING FIVE AGAINST CLEMSON
- Georgia Tech seeks its fourth-straight win on Thursday night and looks to split the regular season series with Clemson. The foes complete the home-and-home series this season at McCamish Pavilion with a tip set at 7 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
- The Yellow Jackets collected their third-straight win last Sunday, defeating Virginia Tech at home, 76-68. Five Yellow Jackets scored in double-figures led by Francesca Pan with 26 points, tying her career-high.
- Georgia Tech and Clemson are meeting on the hardwood for the second time this season and 84th overall. Clemson leads the all-time series 45-38 and holds the 1-0 advantage this season.
- Junior Francesca Pan has been on a scoring streak recently, posting double-figures in the last three outings. In the last two games, Pan has averaged 20.5 points per game after tying her career-high against VT and pitching in 15 points at Wake Forest.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 310-200. 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 Clemson meet on the hardwood for the 84th time in program history on Thursday to conclude the home-and-home series this season. Clemson leads the all-time series, 45-38, despite the Jackets taking four of the last five meetings. In the first meeting earlier this season, Elizabeth Balogun led all scorers with 23 points, but it wasn’t enough in Littlejohn Coliseum as Clemson walked away with a 71-61 victory. The Tigers shot 45.5 percent (25-55) from the field, won the rebounding battle 36-32 and was 19-for-26 from the free throw line. Tech shot 35.1 percent (20-57) from the field, hit nine three-pointers, fueled by six from Balogun, and was 12-of-20 from the charity stripe. Tech won the opening quarter, 14-9, but a strong second frame from Clemson, 25-9, helped the Tigers seal the win. Tech outscored Clemson by one point in the second half. 38-37.
LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech pocketed its third-straight victory, defeating Virginia Tech last Sunday after a bye week. Five Yellow Jackets scored in double-figures to lead the Jackets to a win led by Francesca Pan with 26 points – 15 coming in the fourth quarter. For the game, Tech shot 42.9 percent (27-63) from the field, hit eight three-pointers (five from Pan – setting a season-high and matching her career-best), and was 14-for-23 from the free throw line. VT was 34.8 percent (23-66) from the field and dropped the rebounding battle, 41-37. Taylor Emery led the Hokies with a game-high 27 points.