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Tech Women's Hoops Set to Face Miami in WNIT Opener

March 11, 2002

ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will look to bounce back from a heart-breaking loss to Virginia in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, when it continues its 2002 campaign in the WNIT against Miami, Fla., on March 13 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum beginning at 7 p.m.

The Yellow Jackets (15-13, 7-9 ACC) will be making their third-straight post-season appearance and earned their third berth in as many years in the WNIT. Tech holds a 5-2 record all-time in the WNIT. The Hurricanes (18-11, 10-6 Big East) are also making their third appearance in the WNIT.

The Yellow Jackets will compete in post-season play for the fifth time in school history and the fourth time in the NWIT/WNIT. Georgia Tech advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT in 2000 and was eliminated in the first round a year ago.

During the 1992 season, Tech won the NWIT in Amarillo, Texas, a tournament that was the predecessor to the current WNIT format.

Georgia Tech’s 2002 schedule proved its punch on Sunday night, as seven of the Yellow Jackets’ opponents from this season were selected as participants in the NCAA Tournament.

The Yellow Jackets and Hurricanes have met on two other occasions prior to this year, with Miami holding a 2-0 lead in those previous encounters. The two schools have not met since the 1992 season, when the Canes claimed a 78-63 decision in the Pepsi/Church’s Holiday Classic in Miami. That year, Tech went on to win the NWIT crown.

The winner of Wednesday’s game will face the winner of the first-round match-up between Houston and Rice at a site and date yet to be determined.

Full tournament information is available at www.womensnit.com and www.ramblinwreck.com will provide live stats and radio broadcast from the Yellow Jackets’ first round game. The game can be heard locally on WREK-FM 91.1.

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