THE FLATS — The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team hosts in-state rival Kennesaw State for a midweek match-up on Wednesday for International Students Day.
1. Georgia Tech closes out this two-game homestand welcoming in-state rival Kennesaw State Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be available on ACC Network Extra.
2. Tech and Kennesaw State meet for the 11th time in program history with the Jackets leading the all-time series, 10-0. Tech last hosted KSU on Nov. 19, 2014 in a series history that dates back to 1982.
3. Georgia Tech opened the 2017-18 season with a pair of victories for the fifth-straight season. Tech will look to go 3-0 for the fourth-straight year tonight. Francesca Pan led the Jackets in both games to open the season, scoring in double-figures in both games.
4. A balanced offense has led the Jackets to a 2-0 start to the season. Twelve Jackets have taken the floor in both games to open the season, with 11 contributing offensively each time.
5. Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 15th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 276-177. Joseph is the all-time winningest coach in program history and holds the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 60.9 percent.
A WIN WOULD….
-Mark the 11th-straight win over Kennesaw State in program history and push the all-time record to 11-0 in favor of Tech
-Be the fourth-straight season the Jackets have opened the season 3-0
-Mark the 277th win of Coach Joseph’s career
-Be the 652nd all-time program win in Georgia Tech women’s basketball history and move the Yellow Jackets to 652-604 overall
LAST TIME THEY MET
Georgia Tech visited Kennesaw State last season in November and walked away with an 86-49 victory over the Owls. Five different Jackets scored in double-figures fueled by Francesca Pan and Zaire O’Neil each with 14 points. Tech shot 55.4 percent (36-65) from the field, including a 62.5 percent (10-16) third quarter. KSU was limited to a 30.4 percent (17-56) shooting efficiency. Tech scored 52 points in the paint compared to KSU’s 10 and also saw 45 points come off the bench (KSU has nine). Tech exploded in the second half after leading by only seven (38-31) at halftime, outscoring KSU by 30 (48-18) in the final two periods.