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Women’s Basketball Tabbed No. 18 in AP Poll

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball moved to No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll released on Monday.

The Yellow Jackets remain among the nation’s top 25 for the second installment after being slated No. 17 in the preseason poll on Oct. 19. Georgia Tech is one of five Atlantic Coast Conference schools marked in the national poll, joining No. 5 NC State, No. 10 Louisville, No. 17 Florida State and No. 25 Virginia Tech.

Tech collected three wins to open the season at 3-0, defeating Central Michigan, Kennesaw State and Belmont. Eylia Love and Nerea Hermosa led the Jackets offensively through the first three games, averaging 11.3 and 11.0 points per game, respectively, while Lorela Cubaj recorded a pair of double-doubles.

On the young season, Tech ranks 10th nationally in assists (57), 17th in rebounds (126) and 19th in scoring defense (43.3). Individually, with a team-high 38 rebounds, Cubaj leads the nation in that statistical category, while Lotta-Maj Lahtinen ranks sixth nationally in assists with 20. In the ACC rankings, Cubaj leads the conference in rebounding and Lahtinen ranks third in assists.

The Yellow Jackets return to the hardwood with a midweek matchup at East Tennessee State. The foes tip at 7 p.m. in Brooks Gym on ESPN+.

The Yellow Jacket’s competitive schedule is highlighted by 17 home games, including a visit from No. 2 UConn on Thursday, Dec. 9. Season tickets for the 2021-22 women’s basketball season are on sale now. Season ticket packages are just $65, offering fans the best ticket value and a reserved seat for all Georgia Tech women’s basketball home games. Season tickets and single game tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.ramblinwreck.com/tickets, by calling 1-888-TECHTIX, or in person at the Georgia Tech Ticket Office. Fans can also sign up at https://ramblinwreck.com/ticket-form/ to receive information on special offers and presale opportunities.

Week 2 Poll – Nov. 15, 2021
1. South Carolina
2. UConn
3. Maryland
4. Indiana
5. NC State
6. Baylor
7. Stanford
8. Iowa
9. Oregon
10. Louisville
11. Arizona
12. Texas
13. Michigan
14. Iowa State
15. Oregon State
16. Tennessee
17. Florida State
18. Georgia Tech
19. Kentucky
20. UCLA
21. Ohio State
22. West Virginia
23. South Florida
24. Texas A&M
25. Virginia Tech

 

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