Miami to Face Georgia Tech with ACC Regular Season Title at Stake
The 12th-ranked Hurricanes control their own destiny as it pertains to claiming at least a share of the ACC regular season championship when they travel to face Georgia Tech Sunday in Atlanta at 2 p.m.
With a win, Miami will at least claim a share of the regular season title. A win and a Duke loss and the ‘Canes will have the championship all to themselves. However a loss and an Florida State win over Clemson will result in a No. 3 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament.
No matter the result in Sunday’s regular season finale, the 2010-11 campaign has been historic for the Hurricanes. On Thursday, Miami finished a perfect home season for just the second time in program history and matched the longest home win-streak with its 24th consecutive victory inside the BankUnited Center.
Their 25 wins on the season, matches the second-most in the program’s 39 year history and their 11 ACC wins is the most since joining the league in 2004.
A win on Sunday, would give the ‘Canes at least a share of the ACC regular season title. A Miami win, couple with a Duke loss would give UM the regular season championship and No. 1 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament.
In Thursday’s win over Florida State, junior Shenise Johnson put to rest any doubts that she should be named the ACC Player of the Year as she powered the ‘Canes with 25 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks.
Georgia Tech has won three consecutive game over NC State, Clemson and most recently at No. 13 North Carolina on Thursday.
The Yellow Jackets are led by Alex Montgomery, who is averaging 14.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Tyaunna Marshall and Sasha Goodlett score 13.3 and 9.7 points per game respectively. Metra Walthour leads the team with 118 assists on the season.
Georgia Tech averages 65.8 points and 39.7 rebounds per game as a team. It shoots 42.5 percent (719-1691) from the floor, 32.4 percent (122-376) from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent (349-539) from the free throw line. The Yellow Jackets also register 11.6 steals and 2.9 blocked shots per outing, while holding their opponents to 55.1 points per game and a shooting percentage of 37.7 (588-1559).
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