THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball opens Atlantic Coast Conference play this week with a visit to Boston College on Thursday.
STARTING FIVE AGAINST BOSTON COLLEGE
- Georgia Tech opens ACC play on Thursday visiting Boston College for a 7 p.m. tilt on ACC Network Extra. The Jackets own a 12-5 record against the Eagles, but are 3-4 when competing in Boston.
- The Yellow Jackets wrapped up non-conference play with an 81-40 victory in the first meeting against Wofford. Lorela Cubaj posted her first double-double of the season, while Elizabeth Balogun led the Jackets offensively.
- With 13 points and 12 rebounds, Lorela Cubaj helped Tech close out non-conference play with a victory last Sunday. Marking just her second career double-double, Cubaj pulled down a season- and game-high 12 rebounds, leading Tech to a 58-28 advantage on the glass. Cubaj was one of three Yellow Jackets to score in double-figures led by Elizabeth Balogun with 24 points.
- The Yellow Jackets are opening the ACC slate on the road for the first time since the 2015-16 season. In ACC openers under MaChelle Joseph, the Jackets are 4-11 with the last conference-opening win taking place on Jan. 2, 2012 at NC State.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 304-194. 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 Boston College are meeting for the 18th time in program history and the eighth time in Chestnut Hill. Tech currently owns a six-game win streak over the Eagles dating back to the 2013-14 season and has won 9 of the last 10 meetings. Tech’s last loss to Boston College took place on March 3, 2013 in Chestnut Hill by a margin of 74-68. Last season, the Jackets defeated the Eagles in McCamish Pavilion, 67-43, led by 16 points from Imani Tilford and 14 points from Kierra Fletcher. Lorela Cubaj pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds as Tech won the battle on the glass, 41-23. In the contest, Tech swiped 20 steals and forced 35 Boston College turnovers.
LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech wrapped up non-conference play with an 81-40 win over Wofford in the first meeting between the programs in history. Lorela Cubaj notched her first double-double of the season behind 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Elizabeth Balogun led the team offensively with 24 points. The Jackets dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Terriers, 58-28, and shot 43.8 percent (32-73) from the field for the win.