Posted: 12:44 pm Saturday, February 15th, 2014
By Ken Sugiura
Georgia Tech guard Tyaunna Marshall has gone to town in the past three games, lighting up North Carolina, Miami and Virginia in the Yellow Jackets’ resurgence.
Last Thursday, Marshall scored 32 in Tech’s 94-91 upset of No. 13 North Carolina Feb. 6, becoming Tech’s all-time leading scorer with game-sealing free throws with 4.3 seconds left.
Sunday, she shot 11-for-18 from the field, scoring 24 points to go with nine rebounds, a career-high seven steals and three assists as Tech beat Miami 89-87, the Jackets’ first win at Miami since 2010.
Monday, she was named ESPN’s national player of the week. Wednesday, she was named to the 30-player midseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy.
Friday night at McCamish Pavilion, in a game postponed one day due to the winter storm, Marshall went for 20 points on 10-for-15 shooting and became the first Tech player and 24th ACC player to reach 2,000 points as the Jackets beat Virginia 95-76. She added eight rebounds, a career-high seven assists and three steals.
Tech, which seemed to hit bottom in an overtime home loss to an average Clemson team Jan. 30, is now 17-8 overall and 7-5 in the ACC and closing hard on an NCAA berth. The Jackets have won four in a row since the loss to the Tigers.
Marshall’s totals over the past nine days: 76 points, 25 rebounds, 15 assists, 13 steals, two career highs, a school record, two national honors.
Tech will visit undefeated and No. 2 Notre Dame Monday. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports South in Georgia.