Virginia Tech 62. Georgia Tech 61
Jan. 19, 2017
- Georgia Tech starting lineup: Heath, Moore, Okogie, Stephens, Lammers (fourth straight game with this lineup)
- First subs for Georgia Tech: Jackson for Moore, 13:22-1st half
- On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Heath, Jackson, Okogie, Stephens, Lammers
- Opening tap won by Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in 10 of 18 games this season.
- Series record vs. Virginia Tech: Georgia Tech is 6-17 overall, 1-9 on the road, 1-9 at Cassell Coliseum, 0-1 under Josh Pastner, 0-3 vs. Buzz Williams
- Current series streak: Virginia 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 21, 2017 vs. Virginia, 2 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. [ACC Network, 680 AM, 93.7 FM, Sirius 132, XM 194]
- Tech started Heath, Lammers, Moore, Okogie and Stephens for the fourth straight game and have won two of those. 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 12th time this season (29-28), and for the third straight game. The Yellow Jackets are 10-2 when leading at the half this season.
- Tech’s game at Virginia Tech was the closest decision in six ACC games this season. All five prior games were decided by double digits.
- The last three games in the Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech series have been decided by a total of four points.
- Tech lost for the first time this season (11-1) when out-shooting its opponent. The Yellow Jackets shot 45.1 percent from the floor and held Virginia Tech to 40.0 percent.
- Nine out of Tech’s last 10 opponents have shot 40.6 percent from the floor or lower. Tech has held its ACC foes to 40.9 percent, and that includes a 55.7-percent game by Duke.
- Tech is now 1-7 this season when scoring less than 70 points. The Jackets are 10-0 when they score 70 or more.
- Tech turned the ball over just 10 times, matching a season low set first against Wofford on Dec. 22.
- Tech went 6-for-14 from three-point range and is 16-for-30 in its last two games.
- Tech lost the rebounding battle (34-29) for the first time in three games.
- Tech blocked 10 shots for the second consecutive game (8 by Ben Lammers), the team’s most in a game since setting the school record of 16 back on 11/14 vs. Southern. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 6.2 blocks per ACC game, 6.8 in all games this season (third in the nation).
- Pastner meter 1 (assists to made field goals): Tech assisted on 16 of 23 made field goals (69.6 pct.) vs. Virginia Tech - 60 percent goal accomplished. Tech is at 61.9 percent for the season, 67.6 percent in ACC games. Tech has 59 assists on 81 field goals (72.8 pct.) in its last three games.
- Pastner meter 2 (free throws made to opponents’ attempts): Tech made 9 of 15 free throws to Virginia Tech’s 12 of 16 (goal of making more than opponent tries not accomplished). It was Tech’s poorest free throw performance in ACC games this season; the Yellow Jackets still maintain a 77.0-percent clip from the foul line in ACC games.
- Quinton Stephens notched his third straight game in double digits and his 13th this season. He also posted his fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Tech is 16-4 in since the beginning of the season when Stephens scores 10 points or more.
- Coupled with his 16 points against Clemson and career-best 22 at NC State, Stephens has put together the best three-game stretch of his career with 56 in his last three games. Before this season, Stephens had never put together back-to-back double-digit games.
- Stephens is averaging 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds over his last three games; he has hit 18-for-42 from the floor, 11-of-25 from three-point range, and has 10 assists over that stretch.
- Stephens played the full 40 minutes, one game after playing 40-minus (leaving the game for less than 30 seconds) at NC State. It was the first 40-minute game by a Yellow Jacket since Marcus Georges-Hunt in a win over Notre Dame late last season, and just the second since 1999. The last Tech player to play 40 minutes in consecutive games was Matt Harpring vs. Virginia (1/22/97) and NC State (1/25/97).
- Stephens is averaging 36.3 minutes in ACC games, Ben Lammers 36.0.
- Ben Lammers blocked eight shots in the game, his most since swatting nine against Southern on Nov. 14. He is averaging 3.56 for the season, ranks third in the nation, and 3.17 per ACC game.
- Lammers went 6-for-11 from the floor and scored 12 points. Lammers has scored in double figures in every game but one this season (9 vs. Duke).
- Josh Okogie scored 12 points and reached double figures for the 14th time this season. Okogie went 6-for-6 from the free throw line and is up to 78.4 percent in ACC games, 76.2 percent overall.
- Josh Heath scored 10 points with six assists, reaching double figures in points for the fourth time this season and for the third time in six ACC games. He has 24 assists in his last three games, 5.0 per ACC game.