THE FLATS — Georgia Tech women’s basketball returns to the court on Thursday with a matchup at Virginia Tech at 7 p.m.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (13-7, 2-5 ACC) at Virginia Tech (13-7, 2-5 ACC)
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TV: ACC Network Extra
STARTING FIVE AGAINST VIRGINIA TECH
1. Georgia Tech visits Virginia Tech for the first time since 2016 on Thursday for the lone meeting between the ACC foes this regular season. The game will be available on ACC Network Extra.
2. The Jackets and Hokies have met 15 times in program history with Tech leading the all-time series 10-5. Tech has taken the last four meetings, including last year’s contest in Atlanta.
3. The Jackets will look to extend its win streak after picking up a victory over Wake Forest on Sunday. Balance on both ends of the floor led Tech to victory as five players scored in double-figures.
4. Georgia Tech is led in scoring this season by Francesca Pan who is averaging 13.2 points per game. Elo Edeferioka continues to lead the Jackets on the boards, pulling down 6.4 rpg.
5. Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 15th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 287-184. 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….
-Be the fifth-straight win over Virginia Tech and push the all-time series record to 11-5 in favor of the Jackets
-Move Tech’s record to 6-2 when playing at Virginia Tech
-Be the second-straight ACC win for the Jackets
-Mark the 288th win of Coach Joseph’s career
-Be the 663rd all-time program win in Georgia Tech women’s basketball history and move the Yellow Jackets to 663-611 overall
Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech first met in 2003 and have faced each other 15 times since then with Tech leading the all-time series 10-5. After dropping the first four games to the Hokies, Tech has been victorious in 10 of the past 11 meetings and has taken four straight. Virginia Tech last won on Feb. 8, 2013 in Atlanta. Tech took last year’s lone meeting, 87-81, in Atlanta behind 25 points from Zaire O’Neil. Additionally, Imani Tilford snagged a double-double against the Hokies with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Jackets dominated on the glass, out-rebounding Virginia Tech 50-23 and won second chance points, 22-7.