24th-Ranked Cavaliers Take On YellowJackets Tonight
Feb. 8, 2001
No. 24 Virginia (15-9, 6-5 ACC)
Georgia Tech (11-10, 2-8 ACC)
Feb. 8, 2001 * 7:30 p.m. * University Hall * Charlotteville, Va.
Virginia enters tonight’s game against Georgia Tech with a 15-9 over-allrecord. The Cavaliers are currently ranked No. 24 in the USA Today/ESPNpoll. Virginia’s Atlantic Coast Conference record improved to 6-5 with a 69-56victory at Maryland on February 5.
Georgia Tech enters the game with an 11-10 overall record and a 2-8mark in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets have lost six of their last seven games.Georgia Tech’s two league victories were over North Carolina (82-75) onJanuary 2 and Virginia (70-65) on January 7.
Tonight’s game marks the 48th meeting between the two teams andVirginia leads the series, 42-5. Georgia Tech is 1-0 against the Cavaliers thisseason, but Virginia has a 20-0 record against the Yellow Jackets at UniversityHall.
SCOUTING GEORGIA TECH
The Yellow Jackets enter tonight’s game with an 11-10 overall recordand are 2-8 in the ACC. Four players are averaging double figures in scoring.Sophomore guard Niesha Butler leads Georgia Tech in scoring with 16.6 pointsper game, followed by junior guard Milli Martinez (12.5), senior forward JaimeKruppa (12.4), and sophomore center Sonja Mallory (10.7). Martinez is alsothe leading rebounder with 7.6 per game. Agnus Berenato, currently in her 13thyear as the head coach at Georgia Tech, has led the Yellow Jackets to a 185-179record.