A great season for the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (20-12) came to a close on Sunday, as the Lady Jackets were beaten in prolific fashion, 98-78, by the LSU Tigers (20-12) in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament.
The game was in control by LSU from start to finish, never relinquishing the lead the entire game.
Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph summed it up quite neatly in her comments to RamblinWreck.com:
“Well, first of all, I think we saw out there today why LSU was ranked top 12 in the country early in the season. I really felt like today they were clicking on all cylinders.” – MaChelle Joseph
Probably the most disheartening thing about the loss is to see a great player like senior Tyuanna Marshall end her career with such a crushing defeat. A player who has represented Tech with such class deserved to go out in a better fashion, but at least it was in the NCAA tourney.
Marshall, who finished the game with 20 points and seven rebounds, will leave the Flats as Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer, and with an unmatched legacy of competitiveness and talent.
The season can’t be looked at as a failure however. The Lady Jackets made some big strides, fought their way deep into the ACC Tournament, and made their way back into the Big Dance.
Congratulations to coach Joesph and her team on representing the Yellow Jackets with strength and pride all season long. 2015 is going to be another step forward for the Lady Jackets.
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