Posted: 12:44 pm Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Not a bad week for Ty Marshall 

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.


The Tech ladies' basketball team is one of the best-kept secrets in Atlanta-area athletics.  Among their eight losses, six have been to ranked teams ... and the Clemson loss is the only one that could realistically be viewed as an upset.  As the freshman class has become better integrated with the rest of the team, the Lady Jackets are looking better with every game.  Although they play two more top-ten teams over the next couple of weeks, I hope they can put together a good run, including at least one upset of either Notre Dame or Maryland, and secure a spot in the NCAA tournament.  I believe they have a chance to make some noise if they can get into the dance.


Not to mention 23 points and nine rebounds at Pitt to start Tech's four-game winning streak. #TY2k