@GTWBB Begins ACC Tournament Play Thursday
As the seventh seed in the ACC Tournament, the Jackets play in the second round at 6 p.m.
- Georgia Tech heads to the ACC Tournament as the No. 7 seed and will face either No. 10 Wake Forest or No. 15 Clemson on Thursday at 6 p.m. The game is on RSN with Tom Werme and Debbie Antonelli. Richard Musterer and Kurt Hoyt will have the call on WREK 91.1.
- Georgia Tech defeated Wake Forest in the season finale at home, 66-51, on Feb. 18. The Jackets own the series lead against the Demon Deacons, 41-24. The Yellow Jackets also picked up two wins against Clemson earlier this year, winning 76-63 at Clemson and 77-48 in the meeting at home. Tech has won 21 of the past 23 meetings against the Tigers.
- Senior Aaliyah Whiteside leads the ACC with her 19.4 points per game which is 38th in the nation. She is second on the Jackets in rebounding with 7.2 boards per game, which is 10th in the ACC. She has scored at least 20 points in 16 of 29 games and has five double-doubles this season. She scored her 1,000th career point against Southeastern Louisiana.
- Senior Roddreka Rogers has been back to her old ways, recording a double-double in three of the past six games. Rogers has had three double-doubles vs. conference opponents - Syracuse, Miami and Duke. She has 23 career double-doubles which is first among active players in the ACC.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph became the all-time winningest coach in Georgia Tech women's basketball history last year and has a career record of 250-160 and the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 61.0 percent. She is currently in her 13th season at the helm of the Jackets and is 95-102 in her career in ACC play. She is going for her 250th win against Wake Forest.
Whiteside is the third Jacket under Joseph to garner the accolade joining Tyaunna Marshall (2013, 2014) and Kaela Davis (2015). Tech's three other All-ACC first team members are Kisha Ford (1997), Sonja Mallory (2003) and Ida Neal (1989).
- Tyaunna Marshall (2011-14) 2,129
- Kisha Ford (1994-97) 1,955
- Karen Lounsbury (1989-92) 1,743
- Dolores Bootz (1985-88) 1,723
- Carla Munnion (1995-98) 1,671
- Chioma Nnamaka (2005-08) 1,593
- Alex Montgomery (2008-11) 1,565
- Joyce Pierce (1991-93) 1,557
- Aaliyah Whiteside (2012-pres.) 1,499
- Janie Mitchell (2005-08) 1,422
Kate Brandt (1981-84) 1,422
Senior Aaliyah Whiteside went 4-for-4 from the foul line in the final 18.7 seconds to secure the Yellow Jackets win at Pitt. Whiteside is shooting 83.7 percent (36-for-43) from the free throw line in the final five minutes of games and is 84.8 percent from the line overall (189-for-223). Whiteside has only missed 34 free throws the entire season and has shot 100 percent from the charity stripe seven times this season.