THE FLATS — Georgia Tech wraps up this two-game road stretch visiting Wake Forest on Sunday for a 2 p.m. tip inside LJVM Coliseum.
THE STARTING FIVE…
1. Georgia Tech looks to get back to winning ways and return to .500 in the ACC at Wake Forest. The Yellow Jackets and Demon Deacons tipoff at 2 p.m. Sunday in LJVM Coliseum in Winston-Salem. Fans can listen live on WREK 91.1/WREK.org.
2. Tech leads the all-time series 42-24, but trails when competing in Winston-Salem 16-14. The Jackets have taken the last four straight games over the Demon Deacons and have won four straight in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest’s last win at home dates back to 2009.
3. Tech is in the midst of a stretch of playing four of five games on the road and is playing its second straight road contest. The Jackets return home next week for a brief stint to host Florida State before hitting the road for another pair of contests.
4. The Jackets have met four nationally-ranked teams in five games to open the ACC slate. Tech most recently fell at No. 9/8 Louisville, 91-51, and for just the second time this season, saw no one score in double-figures.
5. Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 14th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 265-167. Joseph is the all-time winningest coach in program history and holds the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 61.4 percent.
A WIN WOULD…
-Move Georgia Tech to 14-5 on the season and push its road record to 4-2-Mark the fifth straight win over Wake Forest and the 16th in the last 18 meetings-Move the all-time series record to 43-24 in favor of Tech-Push Tech’s ACC record to 3-3 on the season
-Mark Coach Joseph’s 266th career win at Georgia Tech and give Georgia Tech its 641st all-time program win
LAST TIME THEY MET
Tech played Wake Forest twice last season – once in the regular season and again in the ACC Tournament. Antonia Peresson scored a combined for 23 points against the Deacons in the two games. Returners Katarina Vuckovic, Imani Tilford and Antonia Peresson each earned the start against the Deacons in Greensboro, while Simina Avram, Chelsea Guimaraes and Zaire O’Neil all saw playing time. The Jackets defeated the Deacons 67-65 on a layup by Roddreka Rogers with seven seconds left to advance to the quarterfinal round. Tech forced 21 turnovers in the contest, converting the miscues into 26 points.
LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech matched its largest defeat of the season, falling at No. 9/8 Louisville last Wednesday, 91-51. For just the second time this season, no Jacket reached double-figures as Tech shot just 27.9 percent (17-61) from the floor. The Cardinals held the Jackets to a mere two points on one field goal in the second quarter, marking the lowest offensive output from Tech in a quarter in history and the second time the Jackets were limited to one field goal in a quarter in two seasons.