Women draw Georgia Tech for Challenge

Women draw Georgia Tech for Challenge

Sarah Hartwell will see some familiar faces when the Illinois women’s basketball team visits Georgia Tech next season for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Illini and Yellow Jackets are scheduled to meet on Dec. 4 in Atlanta. Time and television information will be announced later.

Hartwell began her college career at Georgia Tech before transferring to the UI following the 2011-12 season. The 5-foot-10 sophomore guard, who sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules, has three years of eligibility remaining and is expected to vie for a spot in the Illini starting lineup in 2013-14.

Hartwell appeared in 10 games for the Yellow Jackets as a freshman, playing a total of 38 minutes.

Illinois and Georgia Tech will be meeting for the first time in the Challenge and the second time ever. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Illini 70-60 in the 1995 Comfort Inn Downtown Classic at Atlanta.

lllinois is 3-3 all time in the Challenge, which is tied for the third-best record among Big Ten teams. In last season’s Challenge, the Illini defeated Wake Forest 95-82 at home.


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