Louisville 65, Georgia Tech 50
• Georgia Tech starting lineup: Heath, Moore, Okogie, Stephens, Lammers
• First subs for Georgia Tech: Jackson for Moore, 17:14 – 1st half
• On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Heath, Jackson, Lammers, Stephens, Okogie
• Opening tap won by Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in eight of 15 games this season.
• Series record vs. Louisville: Georgia Tech is 13-19 overall, 7-6 at home, 0-3 at McCamish Pavilion, 0-1 under Josh Pastner, 1-8 vs. Rick Pitino
• Current series streak: Louisville has won the last six games in the series
• Georgia Tech is 8-3 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 51-29 in its fifth season in the building, 8-3 under Josh Pastner
• Georgia Tech’s next game: January 12, 2016 vs. Clemson, 7 p.m., McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Ga. [RSN]
• Georgia Tech started Heath, Lammers, Moore, Okogie and Stephens, creating the fifth different starting lineup used by the Jackets this season. Three Yellow Jackets – Ben Lammers, Josh Okogie and Quinton Stephens – have started every game this season.
• Tech finished its gauntlet of three consecutive top-10 opponents, each with Hall of Fame coaches who have won more than 2,600 games and nine national titles combined with a 1-2 record.
• Tech trailed at the half for just the fifth time this season, matching its season low for points at halftime vs. Georgia (both games 27-18).
• Tech nearly doubled its score in the final 12 minutes of the game. Trailing 41-26 with 12:14 left, the Jackets reeled off 12 straight points, 10 of them by Ben Lammers, and extended the run to 14-5 over a five-minute stretch to get as close as three points.
• The two teams shot a combined 36.4 percent from the floor (Tech 34.0, Louisville 38.3). Tech has held six of its last seven opponents under 40 percent. It was the sixth time this season the Jackets have shot under 40 percent.
• Tech has lost every game in which it has been outshot this season, and won every game in which it has had the higher percentage.
• Louisville, last in the ACC in three-point percentage entering the game, made 9-of-16 in the game, one game after Duke connected on 16 in 31 attempts. By comparison, Tech was 1-for-8 and is 6-for-25 in ACC games.
• Tech’s top two scorers, Ben Lammers and Josh Okogie, combined for 39 of the Jackets’ 50 points. • Tech was out-rebounded for the fourth consecutive game and for the eighth time this season. Louisville had 16 offensive rebounds and 18 second-chance points.
• In a battle of the ACC’s top two shot-blocking teams, Louisville took the crown with 12 to Tech’s seven. • Pastner meter (assists to made field goals): Tech assisted on 11 of 17 made field goals (64.7 pct.) vs. Louisville, 60 percent goal accomplished. Tech is 59.4 percent for the season.
• Pastner meter (free throws made to opponents’ attempts): Tech made 15 of 20 free throws to Louisville’s 10 of 20 (goal of making more than opponent tries not accomplished). For the season, Tech has made 233 free throws, opponents have attempted 235.
• Ben Lammers scored a career-best 24 points, 13 of which came during a 14-3 second-half run that cut a 15-point Louisville lead to four points. He made 9-of-14 shots from the floor, 6-of-6 from the foul line and came up one rebound shy of his eighth double-double this year. He returned to double digits against Louisville after missing for the first time this season at Duke (9 points). He added three blocked shots to get to 50 this season, and he sat for one minute, his longest playing time of the season for a regulation game.
• Lammers has a pair of 20-point games this season, unfortunately both came in losses. His previous best was 22 vs. Ohio on Nov. 18.
• Josh Okogie scored 15 points and reached double figures for the 11th time this season. He also had three assists, all three to Lammers during that 14-3 run.
• Abdoulaye Gueye’s 18 minutes were his most since logging 18 against Alcorn State on Dec. 18.