Five-game homestand begins Sunday

MT riding two-game winning streak

December 10, 2011 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee women’s basketball will tip-off a five-game homestand at 2 p.m. Sunday when it welcomes Georgia Tech of the Atlantic Coast Conference to the historic Murphy Center for an ESPN3.com broadcast game.

The Blue Raiders enter the contest winners of their last two, most recently picking up a 65-49 victory at Xavier Friday night. Middle Tennessee outscored the Musketeers by 15 in the second half to claim the win and improve its record to 6-4.

Sophomore Ebony Rowe netted her third-straight double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive glass, while junior Kortni Jones knocked down a career-high tying six 3-pointers for her 18 points.

Women's Basketball vs. GA Tech
Freshman Shanice Cason added a career-best nine assists, giving her 17 in the last two games, as she combined with Jones to hand out 14 of the team’s 21 assists on 26 field goals.

Georgia Tech owns a 5-3 ledger entering Sunday’s match up after dropping a 75-68 decision to No. 15/14 Georgia last Sunday. The Yellow Jackets won their first-four games of the campaign but fell to their in-state rival despite a 19-point, 12-rebound performance from senior Sasha Goodlett.

Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her ninth season at the helm of the program, collecting a 158-100 overall mark.

Blue Raider head coach Rick Insell improved his overall record to 154-51 following Friday’s triumph, moving into sole possession of third place on the school’s career wins list.

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Chip Walters (play-by-play) and Kyle Turnham (color analyst) will have all the action on ESPN3.com with the MT students serving as the production crew.

The game also can be heard on the Blue Raider Network of WMOT (89.5 FM) and WGNS (1450 AM, 100.5 FM, 101.9 FM) with Dick Palmer and Duane Hickey on the call.

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