The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-3, 9-2 ACC) try to build on a seven-game winning streak when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-8, 5-7 ACC) on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at McCamish Pavilion. The matchup airs at 12:00 PM ET on ACCNX.
Georgia Tech knocked off Clemson 71-69 on Thursday in the team’s last action, with Lotta-Maj Lahtinen leading the effort by putting up 17 points in the win.
Wake Forest fell to Syracuse 85-78 in the team’s last action on Thursday despite a team-high 25 points out of Gina Conti.
Georgia Tech Team Stats
Georgia Tech averages 69.6 points per game, 0.3 fewer than the 69.9 Wake Forest allows per contest. The Yellow Jackets are 8-3 this season when they do score over 70 points.
The Yellow Jackets get most of their scoring output from the starting lineup, with only 19.9 percent of their points coming off of the bench. When Georgia Tech non-starters score above that average (13.9 points per game), the Yellow Jackets are 6-1 this season.
Wake Forest Team Stats
Wake Forest enters the meeting scoring an average of 68.9 points per game, 8.1 more than the 60.8 Georgia Tech gives up per contest. The Demon Deacons are 6-6 in games where they put up more than 61 points.
The Demon Deacons are shooting 72.5 percent from the charity stripe as a team, good for sixth in the ACC. Conti is leading Wake Forest with 3.5 made free throws a game (shooting 84.000 percent from the line).
Georgia Tech Players to Watch
Lahtinen’s 14.3 points and 3.8 assists per game are both team-high numbers for Georgia Tech. Lorela Cubaj also contributes with 13.2 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks for the Yellow Jackets, and Kierra Fletcher averages 12 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
Averaging 2.3 made three-pointers a contest, Sarah Bates is Georgia Tech’s most prolific three-point shooter while knocking down 36 percent of her shots from beyond the arc.
Player stats reflect 13 of 14 games this season.
Wake Forest Players to Watch
Ivana Raca is Wake Forest’s top scorer, tallying 16.6 points a contest, and leading rebounder with 9.6 rebounds per game. Conti averages 15.1 points, 3.9 assists and 1.8 steals for the Demon Deacons, while Morra averages 10.7 points per game.
Jewel Spear leads the charge shooting the basketball for Wake Forest, making 40 percent of her shots from downtown while averaging 2.1 makes per game from three-point land.
Player stats reflect 16 of 16 games this season.
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