8:00 PM ET, March 17, 2007
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MINNEAPOLIS -- While stumbling last season to a 2-12 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were preparing for games like these.Jacqua Williams sent Georgia Tech to the school's first women's NCAA Tournament victory, swishing a running one-handed shot in the lane with 2 1/2 seconds left to lift the seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets past 10th-seeded DePaul 55-54 on Saturday in a Dallas Regional first-round game. Georgia Tech meets Purdue in the next round."Our motto was finishing all year, and I wanted to play another game," said Williams, who had 10 points and six steals. Her winner gave Georgia Tech (21-11) its first lead since 5:57 remained before halftime.Chioma Nnamaka's long jumper with 26 seconds remaining pulled the Yellow Jackets within one, and then Blue Demons senior Jenna Rubino was pressured near the sideline and stepped out of bounds to give Georgia Tech the final possession.
|FG Made-Attempted||20-50 (.400)||23-63 (.365)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-15 (.333)||4-22 (.182)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-14 (.643)||5-8 (.625)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|