Feb. 20, 2013
Georgia Tech will travel back to the Old North State for the second time in the last five days when the Yellow Jackets take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Yellow Jackets will be trying to complete the season sweep of the Demon Deacons after Tech claimed an 89-82 overtime victory against Wake Forest on Jan. 31 in Atlanta. Tech will also be trying for its seventh straight win over the Deacs and the 10th win in the last 11 meetings.
Dawnn Maye scored a then career-high 23 points to lead Tech past Wake Forest 67-52 last season in Winston-Salem. Tyaunna Marshall added 14 points and 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the year.
In the first meeting with Wake Forest this season, Marshall came off the bench for 28 points and 17 rebounds, including 10 offensive, to lead the Jackets. Sydney Wallace poured in 23 points, including four 3-pointers while Roddreka Rogers recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Wallace led Tech on Sunday at NC State with 26 points while Marshall added 22. Rogers posted her second double-digit rebound effort with 16 boards.
When Georgia Tech and Wake Forest meet, fans should be ready for a close game.
The last 10 meetings between the Jackets and Deacs have been decided by an average of 7.9 points per game. Only three of the 10 have been decided by double digits. Tech is 9-1 in those games.
The last 10 games between the two sides in Winston-Salem have been nearly as close with the average margin of victory being 8.1 ppg. Tech is 7-3 in its last 10 games in Winston-Salem.
Junior Tyaunna Marshall is the only player in the ACC to rank in the league’s top 10 in scoring (3rd, 17.1 ppg), rebounding (5th, 8.5 rpg) and steals (4th, 2.4 spg).
DOUBLING UP WAKE
Junior Tyaunna Marshall has finished with double-doubles in the Jackets’ last three games against Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are the only team Marshall has more than one career double-double against.
DOUBLE THE FUN
Tyaunna Marshall and Roddreka Rogers each recorded double-doubles in the win over Wake Forest. It was the 10th career double-double for Marshall and the fifth this season. It was Rogers’ first career double-double.
Marshall tied her career-high with 28 points and set a new personal-best with 17 rebounds, including 10 offensive. Rogers, a freshman, set new career-highs with 13 points and 10 rebounds.