No. 17 Jackets Tipoff Season at Central Michigan Tuesday – Women’s Basketball – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
THE APARTMENTS – The No. 17/20 Georgia Tech women’s basketball officially kicks off the 2021-22 season Tuesday night in Central Michigan. The Yellow Jackets and Chippewas are expected to tip McGuirk Arena at 6 p.m. on ESPN +.
TV: ESPN + | Watch online
Radio: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets App
Game by game: Richard Musterer
Analyst: Cortnee Walton
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Information: Media Center | GT WBB 2022 Media Guide
Georgia Tech wrapped up the preseason game by hosting Clayton State in an exhibition game last Monday. Fueled by three double-digit Yellow Jackets, Tech handled the Lakers, 74-53. Sarah Bates and Eylia Love totaled 42 points on the floor, while Loyal McQueen added 10 points on the scoreboard. Bates returned to hardwood for the first time since Jan. 24, 2021 in style, shooting 7 for 11 with three points.
The Yellow Jackets are emerging from a successful 2020-21 campaign, ending the year at 17-9 overall and 12-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference game. Technology got its 10e The NCAA tournament bid and ended the year with a run for the Sweet 16 after beating Stephen F. Austin and West Virginia in the first two rounds, respectively.
Central Michigan held its final preseason tune-up last week, hanging on to a 69-67 exhibition victory over Saginaw Valley State. The Chippes held a manageable lead after three quarters, but the Cardinals outscored CMU in the fourth, 17-8, to put pressure on the home side.
This season, Central Michigan will be led by top class veterans Kalle Martinez, Anika Weekes, Molly Davis and Jahari Smith. The Chippewas lost their leading scorer last season to Micaela Kelly until graduation, but return their second leading scorer to Davis – who averaged 20.8 points per game. Central Michigan went 18-9 overall last season, 13-6 in the MAC, won the MAC tournament title and won its third consecutive NCAA tournament entry.
Tuesday’s meeting will mark the first between Georgia Tech and Central Michigan on hardwood in program history.
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