Georgia Tech Women’s Hoops: Preview of Tennessee Volunteers Matchup


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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will be facing their toughest opponent to date when they go on the road to Rocky Top and take on the No. 4 Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thomas-Boling Arena in a battle of two unbeaten teams.

Game Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Thomas-Boling Arena – Knoxville, Tennessee

Records: Georgia Tech (2-0,  Away 0-0), Tennessee (3-0, Home 1-0)

Last Meeting: November 11, 2012 – Tennessee 71  Georgia Tech 54

Current Odds: NA

Injuries:  None

TV:  FOX Sports South/Fox Sports Tennessee

Radio:  WREK 91.1

The Georgia Tech ladies are coming off solid back to back home wins against Coppin State, 79-57, and against Western Carolina 87-47. Freshman Kaela Davis scored 20 points and recorded a double-double in each game. Roddreka Rodgers recorded a double-double against Western Carolina as well scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 boards.

A win against Tennessee would be the first win against the Volunteeers in program-history and would give the Jackets their first win against a top-5 opponent since a 66-62 win against No. 2 North Carolina on Jan. 22, 2009.

The Lady Yellow Jackets have shot the ball well from behind the three-point arc to go along with their stellar inside play. The Jackets set a new school record with 13 three-pointers made against Western Carolina and rank first overall in the ACC this season in three-pointers made (22) and three-point percentage (43.1%).

They are going to need their weaponry to be sharp against the AP No.4 and USA Today No.3 ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers who are coming off a 80-56 home victory over Chattanooga. Ariel Massengale  has led the Lady Volunteers in scoring to this through 3 games averaging 16 ppg while shooting a ridiculous 52.9% from behind the arc. Meghan Simmons is an ultra-fast Senior guard that runs the offense for the Lady Volunteers. Georgia Tech is really going to have to make it a point to disrupt her and force her into commiting turnovers if they are going to have a chance to pull off this upset in Knoxville.

Georgia Tech will be facing back to back ranked SEC opponents on the road during this stretch. After they face Tennessee in Knoxville they will go to Athens face the Georgia Bulldogs.

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