Ga Tech women hope to start 1st NCAA tourney run

JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer Published:

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- It's already one of the best years for women's basketball at Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are poised to make it even better.

They've set a school record with 12 Atlantic Coast Conference wins and received their best NCAA tournament seed. Coach MaChelle Joseph's team is the favorite in Chapel Hill to make it out of the opening weekend.

No. 4 seed Georgia Tech (24-8) faces 13th-seeded Sacred Heart (25-7) on Sunday in the first round of the Des Moines Regional.

The winner Tuesday plays fifth-seeded Georgetown (22-8) or 12th-seeded Fresno State (28-5). That winner advances to the round of 16.

For Georgia Tech, that would be new territory. The Yellow Jackets have never won more than one game in the tournament.