Jan. 13, 2002
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will look to pick up its second-straight conference win on Monday night when it hosts Maryland in a game that will tip off at 7 p.m. and be televised regionally on Fox Sports Net South and the Sunshine Network.
The Yellow Jackets (8-6, 2-3 ACC) are coming off of their top total team performance of the year, a 92-61 win over Virginia on Jan. 10. That margin of victory was the largest ever for Tech against the Cavaliers and the Jackets had a record-setting night en route to the win, both on a team and individual level.
Leading the way for Tech was junior guard Nina Barlin, who turned in yet another outstanding game at the point position, rewriting the school record book in the process. Barlin recorded 17 assists against UVa, which set the top mark in a game in school history and tied the ACC mark for assists in a conference game. The Katrineholm, Sweden, native added 15 points to her resume on the night and earned her team-leading third double-double of the year.
Along with Barlin’s performance, another key to the Jacket win was a breakout performance by senior forward Regina Tate, who netted 23 points to lead all scorers in the game. Tate had not scored in double digits since Tech’s win at Georgia State on Dec. 18 and returned to form against the Cavaliers with a 10-for-16 shooting night from the field.
A pair of Yellow Jackets recorded career scoring nights against UVa, as sophomores Megan Isom and Fallon Stokes scored 14 and 16 points respectively in the game. Stokes turned in a perfect shooting night as she went 7-for-7 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the free throw line. Isom’s game included a 4-for-6 outing from behind the three-point line, which was the most threes by a Tech player since Alex Stewart made four against Southern Miss in the first round of the WNIT on March 16, 2000.
The match-up with the Terrapins (9-6, 2-2 ACC) will be the 45th meeting between the two schools, with Maryland holding a 32-12 lead in the all-time series. Tech has had the upper hand in recent years, as the Jackets have won three of the last four meetings , including a win on the road a year ago.
Monday night’s game can be heard on 91.1 WREK-FM and at www.ramblinwreck.com, along with being shown on the ACC Regional Sports Network. The game will feature a number of promotions, including a giveaway of a car and a pair of Delta AirLines tickets. Along with the giveaways, any fans holding ticket stubs from the Tech-Maryland game on Sunday afternoon, can redeem those tickets for free admission to the women’s game on Monday night.