Jan. 14, 2012
Georgia Tech will be seeking its first win in Conte Forum when the Yellow Jackets (12-5, 2-2 ACC) take on the Boston College Eagles (5-11, 0-3 ACC) Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Tom Werme and Debbie Antonelli will have the call on the ACC’s regional sports network and ESPN3.com.
The Jackets and Eagles have only met six times since BC joined the league in 2005, and Tech will be trying to win consecutive games over the Eagles for the first time since becoming conference colleagues. Last season, Georgia Tech defeated Boston College 67-54 in Atlanta. Alex Montgomery led Tech with her seventh double-double of the year with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Eagles came into that game eighth in the nation in scoring, having averaged 83.1 points per game.
BC suffered its third straight loss when NC State knocked off the Eagles, 80-57, Thursday night. Kristen Doherty led three Eagles in double digits with 17 points.
On This Date: Georgia Tech is 3-6 all-time when playing on January 15. The last Yellow Jacket game on this date was a 52-37 win over Miami in 2007. The three wins: 52-37 vs. Miami (1/15/07); 100-42 vs. Coppin State (1/15/92); 100-47 vs. Tennessee Temple (1/15/79)
The six losses: 66-62 vs. Kentucky (1/15/06); 91-87 at Maryland (1/15/04); 68-63 at #11/13 NC State (1/15/96); 81-67 vs. NC State (1/15/95); 77-71 (OT) at #11/11 Duke (1/15/88); 75-65 at Georgia Southern (1/15/87);
Pack The House: Georgia Tech will be hosting “Pack The House” night next Wednesday, Jan. 18, when the No. 7/6 Duke Blue Devils come to the Arena at Gwinnett Center for a 7 p.m. showdown. Fans are encouraged to wear gold to the game and free gold shakers will be given away. Fans can use the promotional code “SELLOUT” to get a $2 ticket.
Prior to the game, fans can also make their own posters in the lobby of the arena. Georgia Tech will provide poster board, stencils and markers for fans to get creative in showing their support of the Yellow Jackets.
Triple Threat: Sophomore Ty Marshall is only one of three players in the ACC to rank in the top 20 of the conference in scoring and rebounding, and in the top 15 in the league in steals. Marshall is fourth in scoring (16.3 ppg), 18th in rebounding (6.3 rpg) and 12th in steals (2.2 spg).
Miami’s Shenise Johnson is fifth in scoring (15.8 ppg), eighth in rebounding (7.4 rpg) and first in steals (4.0 spg). Fellow Hurricane Morgan Stroman is 12th in scoring (13.2 ppg), 15th in rebounding (6.6 rpg) and 12th in steals (2.2 spg).