Jan. 22, 2014
|Georgia Tech (12-6, 2-3 ACC) at Virginia Tech (10-7, 0-4 ACC)- Game 19|
|Date & Time||Thursday, Jan. 23 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va.| Cassell Coliseum|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 | Listen Live|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech | Virginia Tech|
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (12-6, 2-3 ACC) travels to Virginia Tech on Thursday for a 7 p.m. matchup against the Hokies. Tune into WREK 91.1 to listen to the action.
This is the fourth road game for the Yellow Jackets in the past five games. Tech has won six of the seven last matchups against the Hokies.
The Jackets are searching for its second ACC win on the road against Virginia Tech. The Jackets most recently fell at #6/6 Maryland on Sunday, 92-81. Freshman Kaela Davis scored a team-high 27 points against the Terps while senior Tyaunna Marshall recorded a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
Davis averaged 25.0 ppg and 3.5 made 3-pointers this past week on her way to being named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the third time this season. Davis leads the Jackets in scoring with 18.6 ppg, which also ranks third in the ACC.
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall is in second place on the Georgia Tech career scoring list with 1,829 career points. Marshall is 127 points away from breaking Kisha Ford’s all-time record of 1,955. To break the record by the last game of the regular season against Boston College, Marshall needs to average 11.5 ppg. She is currently averaging 18.2 ppg.
-The Jackets are on a 15-game streak of outrebounding their opponents. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 17 out of 18 games this season and average 46.6 rpg.
– Out of the Jackets’ 12 wins so far this season, nine games have been won by 20 or more points with its biggest margin of victory being 50 points against Portland State.
– In 10 out of 18 games, the Jackets have scored at least 80 points.
– In 13 out of Tech’s 18 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis notched 20+ in each of the first three games, against Alabama A&M and Wake Forest 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, Clemson and #6 Maryland. Marshall added 22 against Hampton and 24 at Syracuse.
– With her 2.6 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 74th in the nation and fifth in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 46 made 3-pointers.
– The Yellow Jackets averaged an impressive 92 points per game at home during its non-conference portion of its schedule on its way to a 7-0 record at McCamish.
– Against Portland State, Tech scored 104 points, its 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
– 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
A WIN WOULD…
– Be the seventh win out of eight games against the Hokies for the Jackets
– Make Coach Joseph7-4 in her career against Virginia Tech
– Give the Jackets a 7-5 record against Virginia Tech
– Be the second true road win for the Jackets and the second in ACC play
– Make Coach Joseph 206-128 overall
BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 89.0 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 65.0 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 61.6 ppg. In losses, opponents have tallied 75.0 ppg.
– In wins, opponents are shooting only 35.1 percent from the field. In losses, opponents are shooting at 42.2 percent.
– In wins, Tech is out-rebounding opponents by 12.9 boards per game. In losses, Tech is being out-rebounded by 0.3 per game.
– In wins, Tech is averaging 28 free throw attempts per game. In losses, the Jackets are only getting 18 attempts from the stripe.
– In wins, Davis is averaging 19.8 ppg and Marshall is averaging 18.8 ppg. Marshall averages 17.0 ppg and Davis averages 16.0 ppg in losses.
A LOOK AT VIRGINIA TECH
Virginia Tech (10-7, 0-4 ACC) is still in search of its first conference win after the season after losing a close one to #3 Duke, 74-70. The Hokies are led by senior Uju Ugoka, who is averaging a double-double with 19.9 ppg and 10.4 rpg. Ugoka ranks second in the ACC in scoring and third in rebounding.
Vanessa Panousis averages 4.6 assists per game and is second in the team in scoring with 11.8 ppg. Monet Tellier is also averaging double-figures in the points column, with 11.5 ppg, and 6.5 rpg.
TAKEAWAYS FROM MARYLAND
While the Jackets were defeated by #6 Maryland, 92-81, on Sunday, there were plenty of positives to take away from the contest. This was the first time this season that the Jackets have allowed an opponent to score at least 90 points. The Jackets have scored 90+ in five games this season.
Tech continued its 15 game streak of outrebounding its opponents, outrebounding the Terps, 43-38. The Jackets grabbed 22 offensive rebounds to Maryland’s nine. The Jackets also forced 23 turnovers, scoring 21 points off of the Terps’ mistakes. Tech also outscored Maryland, 38-30, in the pain. After leading 44-43 at the half, it marks only the second time this season the Jackets have lost after leading at the half.
Marshall is one of two ACC student-athletes that ranks in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and steals. Marshall’s 18.2 ppg has her ranked at fifth in the ACC and her 8.0 rpg has her in 10th. Marshall is third in the conference in steals, averaging 2.6 per game. Dearica Hamby of Wake Forest is the other ACC student-athlete that ranks in the top 10 in the conference in scoring, rebounding and steals.
In conference games only, Marshall is in second in scoring, averaging 20.6 ppg. She is tied for 7th in rebounding with 8.6 boards per game.
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 35.7 ppg for the Jackets and an average of 14.1 rebounds. The two hold the top two scoring averages on the team, Davis with 18.6 and Marshall with 18.2 ppg. While Davis poses a threat from behind the 3-point line with her 33.1 3-point shooting percentage, Marshall leads Tech with an average of 2.6 steals per game.
Davis ranks third in the ACC in scoring while Marshall checks in at fifth. The Jackets join Wake Forest as the only other team in the ACC to have two players rank in the top-10 in scoring from the same team. The Jackets and Wake Forest own four of the top-five scorers in the ACC.
Either Davis or Marshall has led the Jackets in scoring in every game this season, with Davis leading the way in 10 and Marshall in eight.
TECH IN THE POLLS
Tech is receiving votes in the AP Top 25 for the 11th week this season. Seven ACC teams are featured in the AP Top 25: Notre Dame (2), Duke (3), Maryland (6), UNC (7), NC State (23), Florida State (24) and Georgia Tech (RV). In the USA Today poll, seven ACC teams are featured: Notre Dame (2), Duke (3), Maryland (6), UNC (7), NC State (24) Florida State (25) and Syracuse (RV).