Jan. 6, 2007
Atlanta – Georgia Tech (9-5) will play their first Atlantic Coast Conference road game of the season, Sunday at 2 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum when they face the Clemson Lady Tigers (9-7).
Clemson leads the all-time series with Jackets, 41-to-14, dating back to the first meeting on Jan. 31, 1980 when Clemson became the second team to score more than 100 points on the Jackets, scoring 103 to Tech’s 67. The win was Clemson’s largest over the Jackets in the history of the series.
The two teams split last season, 1-and-1, with the Lady Tigers winning the first meeting of the season on Jan. 8, 2006, 63-72 in Clemson, while the Jackets won the second match-up of the season on Jan.29, 83-64 at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Junior co-captain Chioma Nnamaka was the leading scorer in both games against Clemson last season, scoring 17 points in the loss and 22 points in the win. Nnamaka has put up career numbers when facing the Lady Tigers, shooting a career-high 26 field-goal attempts in the Feb. 24, 2005 loss to Clemson and, sinking 9-of-11 free throws in last season’s Jan. 29 win.
Nnamaka is currently second on the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 13.9 PPG and 5.1 RPG. She leads the conference in three-point field goals made with 40 and is sixth in the league in three-point field goal percentage at 41.7 percent.
Tech’s leading rebounder and co-captain Janie Mitchell left the last game suffering a sprain in her left knee after colliding with a Winston-Salem defender. Mitchell, who averages 6.7 RPG and 13.4 PPG, is listed as day-to-day.
Sunday’s game will be Tech’s sixth road test of the season, going 3-and-2 on the road. The Jackets have won their last two road games, defeating Northwestern and College of Charleston in back-to-back road games.
Clemson is 6-and-3 at Littlejohn Coliseum this season.
The Jackets are coming off a 75-43 win over Winston-Salem State Thursday after losing their ACC opener by 12 to No. 2 North Carolina. Junior forward Daphne Mitchell earned a career-high and team-best 19 points for Tech in the win over the Lady Rams while sophomore Jacqua Williams tied her career-best with six steals Thursday.
Clemson won their ACC opener defeating Wake Forest, 73-57 on Friday.
Live webcast of Sunday’s game between Georgia Tech and Clemson is available at ACCSelect.com.