Nov. 28, 2013
|Georgia Tech (2-2) at the LIU Turkey Classic (Games Five and Six)|
|Date & Time||Friday, Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 30, 2/4:30 p.m.|
|Location||Brooklyn, N.Y. | Steinberg Wellness Center|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 | Listen Live|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Southern Utah | LIU Brooklyn | McNeese State|
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The rv/– Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (2-2) heads to Brooklyn for the LIU Turkey Classic this Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday, the Yellow Jackets will face Southern Utah (4-1). Tech will play at 2 or 4:30 p.m. on Saturday against either host LIU Brooklyn or McNeese State. Fans can tune into WREK 91.1 to listen to the action or follow along with live stats here. There will also be a free livestream of all the tournament games located here,
The Yellow Jackets will be playing their third and fourth straight games on the road. The Jackets most recently suffered a 63-56 setback at #23/21 Georgia last Sunday. Against the Lady Bulldogs, three Jackets scored in double figures. Freshman Kaela Davis led Tech for the fourth-straight game, scoring 13 points. Her 20.3 ppg ranks third in the conference and leads all ACC rookies. Senior Tyaunna Marshall and junior Sydney Wallace eached scored 11 against Georgia while Roddreka Rogers and Shayla Bivinsgrabbed a team-high seven boards.
– The Jackets have held all opponents to under 40 percent shooting percentage. Tech held Western Carolina to a 28.8 shooting clip, including a second half shooting percentage of 19.4 percent.
– Tech ranks third in the conference in 3-point field goals made (8.8 avg/game) and 17th in the nation. The Jackets are fourth in the ACC in 3-point field goal percentage (35-90, 38.9 percent) and 23rd in the NCAA. Three different Jackets have made six or more 3-pointers so far, while Davis leads Tech with 15 3-pointers made.
– 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
– Sophomore Nariah Taylorscored a career 14 points against Coppin State.
A WIN WOULD…
– Be the 196th win of Coach Joseph’s career, putting her four wins shy of becoming only the second Yellow Jacket coach to reach the 200 milestone
– Be the second against Southern Utah and the first win since a 87-75 victory on Feb. 24, 1990 2/24/90.
– Be the first win at a neutral site this season
– Make Tech 64-65 during netural games overall
– Be the fourth win against a Big Sky opponent, making the Jackets undefeated against teams from that conference
Freshman Kaela Daviscontinued the remarkable start to her freshman season against the #4/3 Lady Vols by scoring 28 points. Davis has led the Jackets in scoring in every game so far, most recently scoring a team-high 13 points against the Lady Bulldogs.
Davis leads the Yellow Jackets and all ACC rookies with 20.3 ppg. She ranks third in the conference in scoring and is tied for 12th in rebounding (8.0 rpg). She is also second in the ACC for 3-pointers made with a team-high 15 (3.8 avg/g). She ranks sixth in the nation in 3-point field goals per game.
Davis, a native of Suwanee, Ga., recorded back-to-back double-doubles in her first two career games. Against Coppin State, Davis scored 20 points, and grabbed a team-high 11 boards. Just two days later, Davis scored 20 points yet again and had 10 rebounds against Western Carolina.
Davis’ back-to-back double-doubles marked the first time a Tech player has had a double-double in consecutive games since senior Tyaunna Marshall accomplished the feat against NC State on Jan. 27, 2013 (16 pts., 11 rebs.) and Wake Forest on Jan. 31, 2013 (28 pts., 17 reb.). Her 20 points against Coppin State were the most by a freshman in her first career game at Georgia Tech under head coach MaChelle Joseph.
MAKE THEM COUNT
Davis is just one of two ACC players that are perfect from the foul line so far. Daivs is 12-for-12 from the free-throw stripe and joins Syracuse’s Shakeya Leary (14-of-14) as the only two with a 100 percent free throw percentage. She is tied with 21 other players for first in the nation in free-throw percentage.
CRASHING THE BOARDS
After being outrebounded at #4/3 Tennessee, 65-38, the Yellow Jackets crashed the boards against #23/21 UGA, outrebounding the Bulldogs, 44-35. The Jackets hold a +5.3 rebounding margin against opponents while averaging 45.5 grabs per game.
Tech ranks third in the ACC in offensive rebounds (19.3 rpg) and ninth in defensive rebounds (26.3). Davis and Rogers lead Tech on the class and are tied for 12th in the ACC with their 8.0 rebounds per game average.
WATCH LIST RECOGNITION
Freshman Kaela Davis and senior Tyaunna Marshallhave been tabbed on the 2013-14 Naismith Trophy women’s early season watch list. Davis is just one of two freshmen listed on early season watch list. This is the third major award watch list Marshall has been named to after being selected to the Wooden Award’s preseason top 30 and the Wade Watch List’s preseason top 25.
The Naismith women’s Trophy is the most prestigious national award presented annually to the women’s college basketball player of the year.
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