Aug 28, 2013
THE FLATS – Fifteen home games at McCamish Pavilion and 10 games against NCAA Tournament teams from last year highlight the 2013-14 Georgia Tech women’s basketball schedule, which was released by the Atlantic Coast Conference today.
The Yellow Jackets will play a total of 30 games during head coach MaChelle Joseph’s11th season. Georgia Tech has 16 conference and 14 non-conference games on its 2013-14 slate. The ACC portion of the Yellow Jacket’s schedule includes home-and-home series with Maryland and Clemson, and home games against defending ACC champion Duke and ACC runner-up North Carolina.
“We are very excited about our ACC schedule,” Joseph said. “Opening at home against Duke and hosting North Carolina and Maryland will give our fans some exciting home game match ups.”
Currently, the Yellow Jackets are scheduled to appear on national and regional television four times. Tech’s first conference game of the season against Duke on Sunday, Jan. 5 will be featured on ESPN3. Also on ESPN3 is the Jackets’ home game against Virginia on Thursday, Feb. 13.
When GT travels to Notre Dame on Monday, Feb. 17, the contest will be on the ACC Regional Sports Network at 7 p.m. The Fighting Irish advanced to the Final Four in last year’s NCAA Tournament. In its next game against Maryland, who made it to the Sweet 16 last year, the Jackets will play on Sunday, Feb. 23, at home on ESPN2 at 4 p.m..
“We are excited to add Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse to our always rigorous ACC schedule,” Joseph said. “The ACC is the most competitive women’s basketball conference in the country. We look forward to the upcoming season.” Georgia Tech will travel to all three of the newest additions to the ACC – Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.
During the nonconference portion of its schedule, Georgia Tech will travel to two tournaments, the LIU Turkey Classic in Brooklyn N.Y. from Nov. 29-30 and the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Dec. 20-21. On Dec. 29-30, the Yellow Jackets will host a holiday tournament, welcoming Brown, Hampton and Alabama State to the Flats.
After opening up the season with Duke for the second-straight year, Tech will hit the road for four out of its next five games. On Wednesday Jan. 8, the Yellow Jackets will travel to Clemson before making the trip up north to Syracuse on Sunday, Jan. 12. This will only be the second time Tech will play the Orange. The two teams met during last season’s San Juan Shootout, with SU claiming a 75-72 overtime victory.
The Jackets have a home game on Thursday, Jan. 16 against Wake Forest. GT defeated the Demon Deacons twice during the regular season in 2012-13. GT will play its first of two games against Maryland on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md. On the following Thursday, Jan. 23, GT visits Virginia Tech at the Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.
Two straight games at McCamish are next on the Yellow Jackets’ agenda. On Sunday, Jan. 26, NC State visits the Flats and Clemson makes the trip on Thursday, Jan. 30. Tech opens up the month of February by traveling to the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh on Monday, Feb. 3. The Yellow Jackets and Panthers will meet for the first time since December 30, 1999. Pitt won that contest by a score of 75-69.
The Yellow Jackets host North Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 6 before traveling to the BankUnited Center in Coral Cables, Fla. to face Miami on Sunday, Feb. 9. Tech won its home game against the Hurricanes last season, thanks to a career-high 37 points by Tyaunna Marshall.
Georgia Tech’s final road game of the regular season will be at Florida State at the Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Fla. on Thursday, Feb. 27. The Yellow Jackets close out conference play with Boston College at home on Sunday, March 2. The 2014 ACC women’s basketball tournament will be held from March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
Season tickets can be purchased by calling 888-TECH-TIX, visiting the Tech ticket office at 150 Bobby Dodd Way or by going online.
2013-14 Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Schedule
|Oct. 27||Clayton State*||2 p.m|
|Nov. 8||Coppin State||5 p.m.|
|Nov. 10||Western Carolina||2 p.m.|
|Nov. 17||at Tennessee||TBA|
|Nov. 24||at Georgia||2 p.m.|
|LIU Turkey Classic||(Brooklyn, N.Y.)|
|Nov. 29||LIU vs. McNeese State||TBA|
|Nov. 29||GT vs. Southern Utah||TBA|
|Nov. 30||Consolation Game||TBA|
|Nov. 30||Championship Game||TBA|
|Dec. 4||Illinois ^||7 p.m.|
|Dec. 7||Alabama A&M||4:30 p.m|
|Dec. 17||Portland State||7 p.m.|
|Puerto Rico Classic||(San Juan, Puerto Rico)|
|Dec. 20||vs. UTEP||6 p.m.|
|Dec. 21||vs. Oklahoma State||6 p.m.|
|Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament|
|Dec. 29||Brown vs. Hampton||12 p.m.|
|Dec. 29||GT vs. Alabama State||2 p.m.|
|Dec. 30||Consolation Game||12 p.m.|
|Dec. 30||Championship Game||2 p.m.|
|Jan. 12||Syracuse||1 p.m.|
|Jan. 16||Wake Forest||TBA|
|Jan. 23||Virginia Tech||7 p.m.|
|Jan. 26||NC State||TBA|
|Feb. 3||Pittsburgh||7 p.m.|
|Feb. 6||North Carolina||TBA|
|Feb. 9||Miami||2 p.m.|
|Feb. 17||Notre Dame||7 p.m.||RSN|
|Feb. 23||Maryland||4 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Feb. 27||Florida State||7 p.m.|
|March 2||Boston College||TBA|
|ACC Tournament||(Greensboro, NC)|
Bold indicates home game.
* – Exhibition
^ – Big Ten/ACC Challenge