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No. 17 Jackets Tipoff Season at Central Michigan Tuesday

THE FLATS – No. 17/20 Georgia Tech women’s basketball officially tips-off the 2021-22 season on Tuesday night at Central Michigan. The Yellow Jackets and Chippewas are set to tip at 6 p.m. in McGuirk Arena on ESPN+.

TV: ESPN+ | Watch Online

Radio: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets App
Play-by-Play: Richard Musterer
Analyst: Cortnee Walton

Live Stats: Click Here

Information: Media Central | 2022 GT WBB Media Guide

Georgia Tech wrapped up preseason play by hosting Clayton State in an exhibition game last Monday. Fueled by three Yellow Jackets in double-figures, Tech handled the Lakers, 74-53. Sarah Bates and Eylia Love combined for 42 points from the floor, while Loyal McQueen added 10 points to the scoreboard. Bates returned to the hardwood for the first time since Jan. 24, 2021 in style, shooting 7-for-11 from three-point range.

The Yellow Jackets are coming off a successful 2020-21 campaign, finishing the year at 17-9 overall and 12-6 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Tech earned its 10th NCAA Tournament bid and capped the year with a run to the Sweet 16 after defeating Stephen F. Austin and West Virginia in the first two rounds, respectively.

Central Michigan held its final preseason tune-up last week, hanging on for a 69-67 exhibition win over Saginaw Valley State. The Chippewas held a manageable lead after three quarters, but the Cardinals outscored CMU in the fourth frame, 17-8, to force pressure on the home squad.

This season, Central Michigan will be led by veteran upperclassmen Kalle Martinez, Anika Weekes, Molly Davis and Jahari Smith. The Chippewas lost their leading scorer last season in Micaela Kelly to graduation, but return their second leading scorer in Davis – who averaged 20.8 points per game. Central Michigan went 18-9 overall last season, 13-6 in the MAC, captured the MAC Tournament title and earned its third-consecutive NCAA Tournament bid.

Tuesday’s meeting will mark the first between Georgia Tech and Central Michigan on the hardwood in program history.

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