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Women's Hoops Hosts Holiday Tournament

Dec. 27, 2013

Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament
Date & Time Dec. 29 & Dec. 30 | 12 & 2 p.m.
Location Atlanta, Ga. | McCamish Pavilion
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will host the Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament this Sunday and Monday at McCamish Pavilion at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. On Sunday, Hampton (9-3) and Brown (5-4) will play at 12 p.m. The Yellow Jackets (8-3) face Alabama State (6-3) in the second game of the day at 2 p.m.

On Monday, the losers of the two first games will play at 12 p.m. The winners of the two games face off at 2 p.m. for the championship game of the holiday tournament.

Kids will be admitted free of charge on both days of the tournament. On Sunday, children in attendance can enjoy Kids Day, which features inflatables, a DJ and much more.

The Jackets most recently returned from Puerto Rico where they played in the Puerto Rico Classic. Tech dominated in its first game against UTEP, recording its second-straight game scoring more than 100 points with a 102-77 victory. In the second game of the tournament, Tech fell to #13/16 Oklahoma State, 68-60.

SUNDAY IS KIDS DAY!
This season, every Sunday will be Kids Day with children admitted free of charge. There will be a KidZone for them to enjoy pre-game which includes a DJ and inflatables. As always, Georgia Tech students are admitted free to all home games with their BuzzCard.

TECH TIDBITS
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall is in fourth place on the Georgia Tech career scoring list with 1,688 career points. Marshall is 268 points away from breaking Kisha Ford’s all-time record of 1,955 and 36 points away from besting Dolores Bootz (1985-88) 1,723 career points for third place.
– Against Portland State, Tech scored 104 points, it’s highest offensive output all season. Prior to the game against the Vikings, the last time the Jackets scored 100+ points since their 101-44 victory against Mercer on Dec. 28, 2010
– With her 2.7 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 42nd in the nation and third in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 30 made 3-pointers.
– Out of the Jackets’ eight wins so far this season, seven games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 50 points against Portland State.
– In eight out of Tech’s 11 games, one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis notched 20+ in each of the first three games and against Alabama A&M while Marshall recorded 20+ points in each game of the LIU Turkey Classic and 27 against Illinois. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP
– The Jackets set a new school record, making 13 3-pointers against Western Carolina
– Prior to the game against Western Carolina, the Jackets’ school record was 12 3-point baskets made, which was against Mercer exactly 7 years prior, on Nov. 10, 2006
– Sophomore Nariah Taylor scored a career 14 points against Coppin State while redshirt senior Shayla Bivins scored a career-high eight against Illinois

A WIN WOULD…
– Make the Jackets undefeated at home this season at 6-0
– Be the third against Alabama State, making the Jackets 3-0 against the Hornets
– Be the first against Alabama State since a 97-37 victory on Nov. 11, 2011
– Be the 299th win at home for Tech and the 300th if the Jackets take the tournament title

100 POINT PERFORMANCES
The Jackets accomplished a rare feat during their victories against UTEP, 102-77, and Portland State, 104-54. It was the first time Tech has scored 100 points in back-to-back games since the 1992-1993 season. This was also the first time since the 1994-95 season that the Jackets have defeated two opponents by more than 100 points in the same season.

THE 200 CLUB
During her 11th season at the helm of the Yellow Jackets, head coach MaChelle Joseph captured her 200th career victory.

Joseph defeated Portland State, 104-54, to reach the milestone. She is only the second Georgia Tech women’s basketball coach to reach 200 wins and is 201-125 during her career. Her predecessor, Agnus Berenato, was the first women’s basketball coach at Tech to finish with at least 200 wins. Berenato finished her 15-year tenure leading the Yellow Jackets with a 223-209 record.

Joseph won her 100th career game against Clemson at home on Feb. 1, 2009 by a score of 49-41.

ONE-TWO PUNCH
Both Davis and Marshall have proven to be a dangerous duo – both on offense and defense – for the Yellow Jackets. Together, the two account for an average of 33.7 ppg for the Jackets and an average of 13.7 rebounds. The two hold the top two scoring averages on the team, Davis with 18.5 ppg and Marshall with 16.8. While Davis poses a threat from behind the 3-point line with a team high 34.1 3-point shooting percentage, Marshall leads Tech with an average of 2.9 steals per game.

Davis ranks fifth in the ACC in scoring, while Marshall checks in at number eight. The Yellow Jackets are only one of two teams, joining Wake Forest, to have two student-athletes in the top-10 in scoring in the league.

Either Davis or Marshall has led the Jackets in scoring in every game this season. Davis has led the charge in six games, Marshall five.

PICK POCKETS
Both Tyaunna Marshall and Dawnn Maye rank in the top-10 of the ACC in steals. Marshall checks in at third with her 3.0 spg average while Maye’s 2.4 spg has her in tied for fifth in the ACC.

The two are also featured on the Yellow Jackets’ career steals list. Marshall is currently in fifth with 227 career steals while Maye is in seventh with 216.

Marshall leads the ACC with her 4.0 assist/turnover ratio, which also ranks third in the nation.

DAVIS FOR THREE
Davis was hot from behind-the-arc, against Alabama A&M, going 7-for-14 (.500). Her seven made 3-pointers rank second on the Tech individual single game records. The freshman leads the Yellow Jackets in both scoring with an average of 18.5 ppg, and 3-pointers made, with 30. With her 2.7 made 3-pointers a game, Davis ranks 42nd in the nation and third in the ACC.

CRASHING THE BOARDS
The Yellow Jackets have outrebounded their opponents in 10 of their 11 games this season and are 8-2 when doing so.The Jackets hold a +10.7 rebounding margin against opponents, which ranks fifth in the ACC. Tech averages 47.6 grabs per game.

At halftime against Illinois on Dec. 4, the Jackets held a 29-15 advantage in rebounds, grabbing more offensive boards (18) than the Illini had total rebounds.

Tech ranks first in the ACC in offensive rebounds (19.9 rpg) and seventh in defensive rebounds (27.5). Roddreka Rogers leads Tech on the glass with 8.1 rpg, which ranks eighth in the conference. She is also eighth in the ACC in offensive rebounds, averaging 3.5 per game.

DOUBLE DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Twice this season, two Jackets have recorded double-doubles in one game. Most recently the duo of Tyaunna Marshall and Kaela Davis each recorded one against #13/16 Oklahoma State. Both recorded 11 rebounds, while Marshall scored 14 points and Davis scored 10.

Both Davis and sophomore Roddreka Rogers each recorded double-doubles against Western Carolina. While Davis had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Rogers scored 10 points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.

Both cases also marked the only two times this season that two Jackets have had double-figure rebounds in the same game.

ROAD BUMPS
Tech’s three losses this season have been to ranked teams – #4/3 Tennessee, #23/21 Georgia and #13/16 Oklahoma State. The losses were only by a combined 26 points. Tennessee, Georgia and OSU are a combined 31-2 this season.

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