Nov. 30, 2010
Northwestern (6-0, 0-0) at Georgia Tech (4-4, 0-0)
Wednesday, December 1
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (9,191)
Atlanta, Ga. 6 p.m. CT
Gametracker/Live Audio: Georgia Tech Website
In-game Twitter updates: @NU_SportsLIVE
Northwestern Game Notes (PDF)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Wildcats enter week four of the season with an unblemished 6-0 record, the program's best start since the 1995-96 season when it won its first nine games. Northwestern faces yet another harsh hurdle Wednesday when it travels to Atlanta to battle Georgia Tech in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Tip is set for 6 p.m. CT from Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Fans unable to make it to Atlanta can follow along on Georgia Tech Website.
Wildcats Off to Best Start Since 1995-96
Northwestern's 6-0 record is the program's best since the 1995-96 season when the Wildcats won their first nine contests. That year, NU finished 23-11 overall and earned a trip to the Postseason NIT, winning two games before falling to Arizona. Last year also was a landmark season for the 'Cats who turned in their best record since 1996-97 and reached the postseason (WNIT) for the first time since that year as well.
Jaeschke, Marshall Earn All-Tourney Honors in Saint Mary's Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic
Jaeschke Appears In Several Big Ten Categories
Seniors Amy Jaeschke and Beth Marshall led Northwestern to a perfect 2-0 record last weekend in the Saint Mary's Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic and earned some hardware of their own. Marshall was named to the All-Tournament team while Jaeschke was tabbed the event's Most Valuable Player.
Senior Amy Jaeschke's
30 points, part of her triple double against Chicago State, is the second-most points scored in the Big Ten this season. Her 10 blocks is the most by any player this season. In other categories, she ranks first in blocks, second in scoring (21.5 ppg), fourth in rebounding (8.8 rpg) and sixth in FG percentage (54.7).
Don't Take Offense
Junior Brittany Orban has never been shy about going after a rebound or hustling for a lose ball. The Canton, Ohio, native hauled down 17 rebounds against LSU, which is the second-best performance in the Big Ten this season. She also ranks second in the League in offensive rebounds, averaging 3.5 per game.
Northwestern's reps in the off-season have paid off through its first six contests, as the Wildcats are shooting a scorching 44 percent from the field, and 36 percent from deep. Amy Jaeschke leads NU with a 54.7 percent shooting clip while Brittany Orban is the most accurate shooter from beyond the arc, connecting on 58.3 (7-of-12) of her attempts.
Welcome, Tailor Jones
After sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, sophomore Tailor Jones has entered the Wildcat lineup as a sixth man who knows her role extremely well. Jones is second on the team in assists (22) behind floor general Beth Marshall and is third on the squad in rebounding, averaging 5.0 rpg. Aside from distributing the rock--she had a team-high seven helps against Saint Mary's--Jones is well-versed in the art of taking it away. She ranks second only to Kendall Hackney in steals with nine on the year.
For complete game notes, please click on the PDF above.