Aug 20, 2013
THE FLATS – Five teams which competed in the postseason last year will come to McCamish Pavilion during the 15 home games of the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team’s 2013-14 season.
The Yellow Jackets will host defending ACC champion Duke and ACC runner-up North Carolina once Atlantic Coast Conference play begins. Tech will also host Maryland, which advanced to the Sweet 16, as well as Illinois and NC State, which both played in the WNIT.
Season tickets for the Yellow Jackets’ second season at McCamish Pavilion and the 11th year under head coach MaChelle Joseph are now on sale. Tickets for all 15 home games can be purchased for the low price of only $50 until September 1. Georgia Tech students are admitted free to all home games with their BuzzCard. On Sundays, all college students with a valid student ID and all younger students are admitted free.
Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the 888-TECH-TIX or by visiting the ticket office at 150 Bobby Dodd Way.
“Our non-conference schedule is very competitive,” said head coach MaChelle Joseph. “As always, we have tried to go out and play some of the best teams in the country. We will play perennial national power Tennessee in November along with interstate rival Georgia on the road. This schedule will provide us the level of competition we will need to be prepared to compete in the toughest women’s basketball conference in the country in the ACC.”
During the nonconference portion of its schedule, Georgia Tech will travel to two tournaments, the LIU Turkey Classic in Brooklyn N.Y. from Nov. 29-30 and the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Dec. 20-21. On Dec. 29-30, the Yellow Jackets will host a holiday tournament, welcoming Brown, Hampton and Alabama State to the Flats.
“During the first month of the season, we will also travel to NYC to play in the Long Island Holiday tournament,” Joseph said. “In December, we will play a very good Big Ten opponent in the University of Illinois at home. We will end the first semester and our non-conference slate with a tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico where we will take on Oklahoma State, who played in the NCAA tournament a year ago, and UTEP.”
Georgia Tech will be led by senior Tyaunna Marshall, a 2013 honorable mention All-American and first team All-ACC selection. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native led Tech with 18.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game last season and was the only player in the ACC to rank in the conference’s top 10 in scoring, rebounding and steals. Marshall is one of six Yellow Jackets returning who started at least 10 games last year and one of nine letterwinners coming back to the Flats.
Joseph is also adding a stellar freshman class, led by high school All-American Kaela Davis from nearby Suwanee, Ga.. The Jackets also welcome guard Donnaizha Fountain from Roxbury, Mass., Gabrielle Holston from Margaret, Ala. and Katarina Vuckovic from Smeredevo, Serbia.
2013-14 Georgia Tech Non-Conference Schedule
|Oct. 27||Clayton State*||2 p.m|
|Nov. 8||Coppin State||5 p.m.|
|Nov. 10||Western Carolina||2 p.m.|
|Nov. 17||at Tennessee||TBA|
|Nov. 24||at Georgia||2 p.m.|
|LIU Turkey Classic||(Brooklyn, N.Y.)|
|Nov. 29||LIU vs. McNeese State||TBA|
|Nov. 29||GT vs. Southern Utah||TBA|
|Nov. 30||Consolation Game||TBA|
|Nov. 30||Championship Game||TBA|
|Dec. 4||Illinois ^||7 p.m.|
|Dec. 7||Alabama A&M||TBA|
|Dec. 17||Portland State||7 p.m.|
|Puerto Rico Classic||(San Juan, Puerto Rico)|
|Dec. 20||vs. UTEP||6 p.m.|
|Dec. 21||vs. Oklahoma State||6 p.m.|
|Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament|
|Dec. 29||Brown vs. Hampton||12 p.m.|
|Dec. 29||GT vs. Alabama State||2 p.m.|
|Dec. 30||Consolation Game||12 p.m.|
|Dec. 30||Championship Game||2 p.m.|
Bold indicates home game.
* – Exhibition
^ – Big Ten/ACC Challenge
ACC Home and Away Opponents
ACC Home Opponents
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