Dec. 4, 2010
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will host in-state rival and #21/22-ranked Georgia at 2 p.m. Sunday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The Jackets enter the contest coming off a 68-48 win over Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 3 in which senior co-captain Alex Montgomery registered her third consecutive double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Montgomery also grabbed a game-high three steals and tied for game-high honors with five assists.
The Lady Bulldogs are coming off a 70-53 win over Southern Miss Dec. 1 in Athens. Jasmine James led three Georgia players in double-digits with 18 points. Porsha Phillips added 10 points and eight rebounds, while Ronika Ransford pitched in 11 points and grabbed six boards.
While Tech is only 3-29 all-time against Georgia, the last time the Lady Bulldogs came to Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Coach Joseph and the Jackets earned a 57-42 win over Georgia.
The contest with the Lady Bulldogs will mark the first game this season the Yellow Jackets will play with their full compliment of players as Danielle Hamilton-Carter makes her Tech debut.
Last season at this point, Tech was 5-1 after defeating Penn State, 64-60, in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game in University Park, Pa., on Dec. 2, 2009.
TECH VERSUS THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE
Georgia Tech is 7-50 all-time against teams from the SEC. The Jackets are 0-1 against teams from the SEC this year and the Lady Bulldogs are the second and final SEC team Tech will face this season. The Jackets dropped a 66-42 contest to #4/4 Tennessee, Nov. 26, in the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Georgia is the only SEC school Tech has faced more than four times.
Tech’s record vs. SEC schools:
Alabama 0-3 .000
Arkansas 0-2 .000
Auburn 0-3 .000
Florida 1-0 1.000
Georgia 3-29 .094
Kentucky 0-1 .000
Mississippi State 1-4 .200
Tennessee 0-3 .000
Vanderbilt 2-4 .333
In the Dec. 3 win over Middle Tennessee State, senior Alex Montgomery posted her third consecutive double-double with game-highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds. She also tied a game-high with five assists and posted a contest-best three steals.
BACK ON TRACK
Freshman Ty Marshall re-gained some of her early season success against the Blue Raiders. After scoring in double digits in her first three games and five of her first six outings, the Upper Marlboro, Md., native totaled only 10 points in games against Tennessee, Missouri and Northwestern. Marshall tossed in 13 points against MTSU on 6-of-10 shooting ini only 19 minutes. She has started all 10 games of her career on the Flats.
PLAYING WITH A FULL HOUSE
The contest with Georgia will mark the first time this season that head coach MaChelle Joseph has taken the court with her full compliment of players. The Jackets began the season without senior Deja Foster and sophomore Danielle Hamilton-Carter. Foster, recovering from a knee injury, returned to the lineup against the Lady Vols in St. Thomas. She has started all four games played this season annd is averaging 7.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg.
Hamilton-Carter was forced to sit out the entire 2009-10 season and the first 10 games of 2010-11 due to NCAA international rules. Over the summer, Hamilton-Carter led the Swedish national team with 15.1 ppg in the U20 European Championships and was second on the team with 5.4 rpg.