Latifah Coleman had 13 points in the win at Georgia Tech in 2013.
Latifah Coleman had 13 points in the win at Georgia Tech in 2013.
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Carolina Plays At Georgia Tech Thursday On ESPN3
Release: 02/05/2014
Looking to regain its footing after dropping back-to-back games for the first time in two years, the No. 13/11 North Carolina women's basketball team goes on the road for a Thursday night tussle with Georgia Tech at the McCamish Pavillion. Tip is slated for 7 p.m., on ESPN3.

North Carolina (17-5, 5-3 ACC) will put its perfect 4-0 road record to the test over the next two weeks with four games away from Chapel Hill, beginning with the Yellow Jackets, who enter the contest 14-8 overall, and 4-5 in the ACC.

The Tar Heels snapped a three-game losing streak to the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta last year with a 60-58 win. The last two matchups at Georgia Tech have been decided by a combined three points.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Carolina's two top scorers - Diamond DeShields (16.6) and Allisha Gray (13.9). DeShields grew up in Norcross, a suburb of Atlanta, while Gray hails from Sandersville, about a two hour ride southeast of Atlanta, centrally located between Augusta and Macon.

Carolina continues to lead the ACC in two key defensive categories - field goal percentage defense (34.8%) and steals (12.7), and is second in blocks (5.1). However, the Tar Heels must shore up its defensive effort after allowing its opponents to shoot a combined 53.3 percent in the last three halves of basketball. That includes Miami's 57% performance on Sunday, becoming the first team all season to shoot better than 44 percent against the Tar Heels.

Georgia Tech picked up a 77-66 win at Pittsburgh on Monday night, snapping a two-game losing streak. Freshman Kaela Davis recorded her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Senior Tyaunna Marshall scored a team-high 23 points, and is 32 points away from becoming the programs all-time leading scorer.

Carolina plays at No. 5 Duke on Monday at 7 p.m., as part of Rivalry Week on ESPN2. The Tar Heels return home Thursday, Feb. 13 to host Pittsburgh at 6 p.m., for another "Throwback Thursday" event.

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