Georgia Tech 75, Clemson 63
Jan. 12, 2017
- Georgia Tech starting lineup: Heath, Moore, Okogie, Stephens, Lammers (second straight game with this lineup)
- First subs for Georgia Tech: Gueye, Jackson, McCormick for Lammers, Okogie, Stephens, 13:14 – 1st half
- On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Heath, Jackson, Lammers, Okogie, Stephens
- Opening tap won by Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in nine of 16 games this season.
- Series record vs. Clemson: Georgia Tech is 62-67 overall, 42-24 at home, 2-2 at McCamish Pavilion, 1-0 under Josh Pastner, 4-11 vs. Brad Brownell
- Current series streak: Georgia Tech has won the last three games in the series
- Georgia Tech is 9-3 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 52-29 in its fifth season in the building, 9-3 under Josh Pastner
- Georgia Tech’s next game: January 15, 2017 vs. NC State, 6:30 p.m., PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. [ESPNU]
- After dropping 10 games in a row to Clemson in the series, Tech has now won four of the past six and the last three in a row.
- Georgia Tech started Heath, Lammers, Moore, Okogie and Stephens for the second straight game. It is 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 led at the half for the 10th time this season (32-30), but for the first time in an ACC game. The Yellow Jackets are 9-1 when leading at the half this season.
- Tech led Clemson for 35 minutes and nine seconds of the game, and for the final 12:52, stretching its lead all the way. In similar fashion, Tech led North Carolina for the final 11:59 if its upset on Dec. 31, stretching the lead incrementally over that period. The final score for both games was identical.
- Tech shot the ball better than it has in an ACC game yet this year (46.6 pct.), and posted its highest field goal percentage since hitting 51.9 percent against Wofford on Dec. 22.
- Tech held its eighth opponent in the last nine under 40 percent from the floor for the game. Clemson connected on just 36.7 percent of its field goal tries, and just 29.2 percent of its threes.
- Tech snapped a four-game skid on the boards, posting an impressive 40-29 advantage in rebounding against Clemson, 17-9 in the second half. The Jackets also allowed the Tigers one offensive rebound in the second half (and one second-chance point).
- On the other hand, Tech grabbed 10 offensive rebounds and had a 14-10 edge in second-chance points, the first time in ACC play this season the Jackets have had the upper hand.
- Tech remained perfect this season in two key areas. The Yellow Jackets have won every game in which they have out-shot their opponent (10-0), and they are a perfect 9-0 when scoring 70 points or more.
- Tech went 17-for-19 from the free throw line, and have connected on 78.9 percent (71-of-90) in four ACC games.
- Pastner meter 1 (assists to made field goals): Tech assisted on 19 (season-high assists) of 27 made field goals (70.3 pct.) vs. Clemson, 60 percent goal accomplished. Tech is at 60.2 percent for the season, 63.6 percent in ACC games.
- Pastner meter 2 (free throws made to opponents’ attempts): Tech made 17 of 19 free throws to Clemson 12 of 17 (goal of making more than opponent tries accomplished). For the season, Tech has made 249 free throws, opponents have attempted 270. In ACC games, Tech has made 71 free throws, while the opponents have tried 70.
- Ben Lammers earned his eighth double-double of the season against Clemson, scoring 23 points (one off his career high vs. Louisville) with 10 rebounds. He went 8-for-17 from the floor (his second highest shot total of the season), and a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line.
- Lammers has three 20-point games this season, including each of the last two. He has scored in double digits in every game but one this season.
- Josh Okogie scored 13 points and reached double figures for the 12th time this season. He also had three assists.
- Lammers and Okogie combined for 36 points, 39 Saturday against Louisville, and an average of 33 through Tech’s first four ACC games.
- Lammers played 36 minutes and is now averaging 35.5 in ACC games.
- In ACC games, Lammers is averaging a team-high 16.8 points and 9.9 rebounds, and has gone 19-for-21 from the foul line (90.5 pct.).
- Quinton Stephens posted his highest scoring game of the season with 16 points and eight rebounds. Stephens’ made multiple threes (2-for-7) for the first time in nine games, dating back to his 3-for-5 game at Tennessee on Dec. 3. In between, the 6-9 senior had gone 3-for-20 from behind the arc.
- Tadric Jackson reached double digits (10 points) for the second time in ACC play and for the ninth time this season.
- Josh Heath dished eight assists, a career high for an ACC game, and his most in a game since getting his overall career-high (9) against Southeastern Louisiana last season. He also was perfect from the floor (2-for-2) and scored five points.
- Abdoulaye Gueye gave Tech 10 more effective minutes off the bench against Clemson, scoring one basket with two rebounds and two blocked shots. He has four points, six rebounds and four blocks in 30 ACC minutes.