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Tech and Wake Forest Square Off on Thursday

Jan. 15, 2014

Georgia Tech (11-5, 1-2 ACC) vs. Wake Forest (9-7, 0-3 ACC)- Game 17
Date & Time Thursday, Jan. 16 | 7 p.m.
Location Atlanta, Ga.  | McCamish Pavilion
 TV ESPN3 | Mike DeGeorge & Kurt Hoyt
Radio WREK 91.1 | Listen Live
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (11-5, 1-2 ACC) hosts Wake Forest (9-7, 0-3 ACC) at McCamish Pavilion on Sunday at 7 p.m. The game will be on ESPN3 with Mike DeGeorge and Kurt Hoyt on the call. As always, tune into WREK 91.1 to listen to the action.

Thursday’s contest is Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. All Georgia Tech faculty and staff must bring their Buzzcard to receive free admission to the game. Also, Yellow Jacket fans that attended the men’s basketball game on Tuesday against Pitt can bring their ticket to the women’s game for free admission.

Senior Tyaunna Marshall currently leads the Jackets in points, rebounds and steals. Marshall is one of two ACC student-athletes that rank in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and steals. Marshall’s 18.2 ppg has her ranked at fourth in the ACC and her 7.9 rpg has her in 10th. Marshall is third in the conference in steals, averaging 2.5 per game. Dearica Hamby of Wake Forest is the other ACC student-athlete that ranks in the top 10 in the conference in scoring, rebounding and steals.

TECH TIDBITS
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall is in second place on the Georgia Tech career scoring list with 1,793 career points. Marshall is 163 points away from breaking Kisha Ford’s all-time record of 1,955. To break the record by the last game of the regular season against Boston College, Marshall needs to average 12.5 ppg. She is currently averaging 18.2 ppg.
-The Jackets are on a 13-game streak of outrebounding their opponents. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 15 out of 16 games this season and average 47.3 rpg.
– Out of the Jackets’ 11 wins so far this season, nine games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 50 points against Portland State.
– In 11 out of Tech’s 16 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis notched 20+ in each of the first three games and against Alabama A&M while Marshall recorded 20+ points in each game of the LIU Turkey Classic and 27 against Illinois. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP and Clemson. Marshall added 22 against Hampton and 24 at Syracuse.
– With her 2.4 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 74th in the nation and fifth in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 39 made 3-pointers.
– The Yellow Jackets averaged an impressive 92 points per game at home during its non-conference portion of its schedule on its way to a 7-0 record at McCamish.
– Against Portland State, Tech scored 104 points, its highest offensive output all season. Prior to the game against the Vikings, the last time the Jackets scored 100+ points since their 101-44 victory against Mercer on Dec. 28, 2010
– The Jackets set a new school record, making 13 3-pointers against Western Carolina
– Prior to the game against Western Carolina, the Jackets’ school record was 12 3-point baskets made, which was against Mercer exactly 7 years prior, on Nov. 10, 2006

A WIN WOULD…
– Be the first ACC win at home for the Jackets this season
– Be the eighth win out of nine games against Wake Forest
– Make the Jackets 39-24 overall and 12-5 under Coach Joseph against the Demon Deacons.
– Make Coach Joseph 205-127 overall
– Be the 301st win for the Yellow Jackets at home in program history.

BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 89.9 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 61.8 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 61.5 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 71.6 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 34.7 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at a 40.6 percent clip.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 14.2 boards per game. In losses, Tech is being out-rebounded by 1.4 per game.
– In wins, Tech is averaging 28 free throw attempts per game. In losses, the Jackets are only getting 17 attempts from the stripe.
– In wins, Davis is averaging 19. 5 ppg and Marshall is averaging 19.3 ppg. Marshall averages 16.0 ppg and Davis averages 13.8 ppg in losses.

TRIPLE THREAT
Marshall is one of two ACC student-athletes that ranks in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and steals. Marshall’s 18.2 ppg has her ranked at fourth in the ACC and her 7.9 rpg has her in 10th. Marshall is third in the conference in steals, averaging 2.5 per game. Dearica Hamby of Wake Forest is the other ACC student-athlete that ranks in the top 10 in the conference in scoring, rebounding and steals.

In conference games only, Marshall is tied for first in scoring, averaging 22.3 ppg. She is tied for 11th in rebounding with 8.7 boards per game.

ONE-TWO PUNCH
Both Davis and Marshall have proven to be a dangerous duo – both on offense and defense – for the Yellow Jackets. Together, the two account for an average of 34.8 ppg for the Jackets and an average of 13.4 rebounds. The two hold the top two scoring averages on the team, Marshall with 18.2 ppg and Davis with 17.8. While Davis poses a threat from behind the 3-point line with her 32.2 3-point shooting percentage, Marshall leads Tech with an average of 2.5 steals per game.

Marshall ranks fourth in the ACC in scoring while Davis checks in at seventh. The Jackets join Wake Forest as the only other team in the ACC to have two players rank in the top-10 in scoring from the same team.

Either Davis or Marshall has led the Jackets in scoring in every game this season, with both holding the lead in eight games each.

DAVIS’ THREE POINTERS
1) Freshman Kaela Davis’ seven made 3-pointers made against Alabama A&M ranks second on Tech’s individual game records
2) Her 32.2 3-point shooting percentage leads the Jackets and ranks
3) Davis averages 2.4 made 3-pointers a game which is good for fifth in the ACC

CRASHING THE BOARDS
The Yellow Jackets have outrebounded their opponents in 15 of their 16 games this season and are 11-4 when doing so. The Jackets hold a +9.3 rebounding margin against opponents, which ranks fourth in the ACC. Tech averages 47.3 grabs per game.

At halftime against Illinois on Dec. 4, the Jackets held a 29-15 advantage in rebounds, grabbing more offensive boards (18) than the Illini had total rebounds.

Tech ranks first in the ACC in offensive rebounds (19.4 rpg) and seventh in defensive rebounds (27.9). Tyaunna Marshall leads Tech on the glass with 7.9 rpg, which ranks 10th in the conference.

FOLLOW THE JACKETS
For an inside look at the program, follow Georgia Tech women’s basketball on Twitter, @GTWBB, Instagram, GTWBB, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensBasketball.

–RamblinWreck.com–

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