Nov. 13, 2007
NEW ORLEANS – Chioma Nnamaka scored 28 points to lead Georgia Tech to a 66-61 road win over Tulane University (1-1) here on Tuesday night at Fogelman Arena.
Nnamaka, a senior from Uppsala, Sweden, was a career-best 10-of-11 from the free-throw line and knocked down four three-pointers in the Yellow Jacket (2-0) win. Senior Janie Mitchell registered her 13th career double-double with 21 points and 12 boards.
The Green Wave pulled within two points with 5:46 remaining but after a bucket and free throw by Mitchell, Tulane guard Nikki Luckhurst was called for a technical foul that sent Nnamaka to line and helped the Jackets pull away with the win.
Luckhurst and Ashley Langford led the Green Wave with 16 points apiece and Brittany Lindsey scored 12 in a losing effort.
Tech out-rebounded Tulane 20-11 in the first half and closed with an 11-5 run, sparked by seven straight Nnamaka points to enter the locker room up 32-25. The Jackets shot 60-percent from three-point range to help open the lead.
The Jackets return home to face Temple University on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Tech will unveil its 2007 NCAA Tournament banner before they tip-off in the return game against the Owls.
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