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Yellow Jackets Return Home to Host #23/24 NC State

Jan. 24, 2014

Georgia Tech (13-6, 3-3 ACC) vs. #23/#24 NC State (17-3, 4-2 ACC)- Game 20
Date & Time Sunday, Jan. 26 | 2 p.m.
Location Atlanta, Ga.  | McCamish Pavilion
 TV ESPN3 | Mike DeGeorge (pxp), Kurt Hoyt (color)
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (13-6, 3-3 ACC) hosts #23/24 NC State (17-3, 4-2 ACC) this Sunday at 2 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion for a crucial ACC matchup.

The game will be shown on ESPN3 with Mike DeGeorge and Kurt Hoyt on the call. As always, fans can listen to Richard Musterer and LaQuananisha Adams call the game on WREK 91.1.

The Yellow Jackets have played the past four out of five games on the road, going 3-2 during that stretch. Tech is 8-1 this season at McCamish, falling only to #3/3 Duke on its home turf. During the nonconference season, the Jackets went 7-0 at home, averaging 92.0 ppg. Overall, Tech averages 85.6 ppg on the Flats, while holding opponents to 59.8 ppg.

Every Sunday women’s basketball game is Kids Day where every child 18 and under will have free admission. Children in attendance can enjoy inflatables, a DJ and much more pregame at the Kids Zone which begins at

1 p.m. TECH TIDBITS
– Senior Tyaunna Marshall is in second place on the Georgia Tech career scoring list with 1,859 career points. Marshall is 97 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 9.7 ppg. She is currently averaging 18.8 ppg.
– Out of the Jackets’ 13 wins so far this season, 10 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 19 games, the Jackets have scored at least 80 points.
– In 14 out of Tech’s 19 games, at least one Jacket has scored 20 points or more. Davis has scored 20+ in eight games while Marshall has scored at least 20 in nine. Both Marshall and Davis scored more than 20 against UTEP, Clemson and #6 Maryland. -The Jackets were on a 15-game streak of outrebounding their opponents, until Virginia Tech edged the Jackets by one rebound. Tech has won the rebounding battle in 17 out of 19 games this season and average 46.0 rpg.
– With her 2.5 made 3-pointers a game, freshman Kaela Davis ranks 74th in the nation and fifth in the ACC. She leads the Jackets with 48 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 sixth win out of seven games against the Wolfpack for the Jackets
– Make Coach Joseph 10-5 in her career against NC State
– Give the Jackets a2 4-41 record against Virginia Tech
– Be the first time this season the Jackets have won back-to-back ACC games
– Make Coach Joseph 207-128 overall
– Give the Jackets its first win against a top-25 opponent since a 76-64 win against #17/16 Georgetown on March 20, 2012

BY THE NUMBERS
An inside look at the statistical differences in the Yellow Jackets’ wins and losses:
– In wins, Tech is averaging 87.8 ppg. In losses, the Jackets have averaged 65.0 ppg.
– In wins, Tech allows only 60.8 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 12.0 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, Marshall is averaging 19.8 ppg and Davis is averaging 19.2 ppg. Marshall averages 17.0 ppg and Davis averages 16.0 ppg in losses.

A LOOK AT THE WOLFPACK
NC State (17-3, 4-2 ACC) most recently defeated Boston College, 85-76, in the team’s 11-straight home win. The Wolfpack is 3-2 on the road this season, falling at UNC, 79-70, and Miami, 80-71.

NC State is led by Markeisha Gatling, who leds the Wolfpack in points, 17.1, ppg and rebounds, 6.9 rpg. Both Kody Burke, 15.2 ppg, and Myisha Goodwin-Coleman, 10.1, are averaging double-figures.

HITTING THE 30 MARK
Senior Tyaunna Marshall led the Jackets against Virginia Tech, scoring 30 points against the Hokies. This was the second time that Marshall scored 30 points in her career. The first was against Miami last season, where she scored a career-high 37.

Marshall also led the Jackets in rebounds, 7, and assists, 5, marking the second time this season that she led the Jackets in all three columns.

TRIPLE THREAT
Marshall is one of two ACC student-athletes that ranks in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and steals. Marshall’s 18.8 ppg has her ranked at third in the ACC and her 7.9 rpg has her in 10th. Marshall is fourth 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 22.2 ppg. She is tied for ninth in rebounding with 8.3 boards per game.

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 36.1 ppg for the Jackets and an average of 13.3 rebounds. The two hold the top two scoring averages on the team, Marshall with 18.8 and Davis with 18.2 ppg. While Davis poses a threat from behind the 3-point line with her 33.6 3-point shooting percentage, Marshall leads Tech with an average of 2.6 steals per game.

Marshall ranks third in the ACC in scoring while Davis checks in at sixth. 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-six 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 nine.

DAVIS’ THREE POINTERS
1) Freshman Kaela Davis’ seven made 3-pointers made against Alabama A&M ranks second on Tech’s individual game records
2) Her 31.3 3-point shooting percentage leads the Jackets
3) Davis averages 2.5 made 3-pointers a game which is good for fifth in the ACC

TOP 10
Not only does Marshall rank in the top-10 in scoring, rebounds and steals in the ACC, she ranks in the top-10 in all three categories in the Georgia Tech record book. Her 1,859 career points have her in second on the all-time points list while she is currently in fifth with 244 career steals. Marshall recently broke into the top-10 in rebounding. Her 758 career rebounds has her in 10th and she is just three grabs away from being in ninth.

NEXT UP
The Yellow Jackets host Clemson on Thursday at 7 p.m. for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Local women in the community that have made an impact will also be recognized at the game as Women Out Front. –RamblinWreck.com–

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