Georgia Tech 78, Florida State 56
Jan. 25, 2017
- Georgia Tech starting lineup: Heath, Heyward, Okogie, Stephens, Lammers (second game this season with this lineup)
- First subs for Georgia Tech: Gueye for Lammers, 16:10-1st half
- On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Matthews, McCormick, Ogbonda, Price, Rowland
- Opening tap won by Florida State. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in 10 of 20 games this season.
- Series record vs. Florida State: Georgia Tech is 29-39 overall, 17-16 at home, 1-2 at McCamish Pavilion, 1-0 under Josh Pastner, 9-13 vs. Leonard Hamilton
- Current series streak: Georgia Tech has won the last two games in the series
- Georgia Tech is 10-3 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 53-29 in its fifth season in the building, 10-3 under Josh Pastner
- Georgia Tech’s next game: January 28, 2017 vs. Notre Dame, 12 p.m., McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Ga. [ESPNU, 680 AM, 93.7 FM, Sirius 132, XM 193]
- Georgia Tech defeated Florida State at home for the first time in six tries. The Jackets’ last defeated the Seminoles at home on Jan. 13, 2007 (at Alexander Memorial Coliseum).
- Tech has beaten two top-10 teams this season – No. 9 North Carolina and No. 6 Florida State – the first time the Yellow Jackets have beaten multiple top-10 teams in the same season since 2004-05 (No. 5 Wake Forest in the regular season and No. 2 North Carolina in the ACC Tournament). It is the first time since 2003-04 that the Jackets have beaten multiple top-10 teams in the regular season (No. 1 Connecticut, No. 10 Wake Forest, No. 3 Duke). It is the 18th time in program history that Tech has defeated multiple top-10 teams in the same season.
- Tech started Josh Heath, Corey Heyward, Ben Lammers, Josh Okogie and Quinton Stephens for the second time this season. The Yellow Jackets began with that lineup at Tennessee on Dec. 3, with Heath getting the nod over Moore, who was ill and didn’t make the trip. Heyward was in the midst of a seven-game stretch in which he started for the Jackets. Three Yellow Jackets – Lammers, Okogie and Stephens – have started every game this season.
- The 22-point margin of victory was Tech’s second-largest this season and largest against an ACC opponent since an 80-54 victory at Wake Forest on March 3, 2011. Every Tech ACC game this season has been decided by double digits except Virginia Tech (62-61).
- Tech led at the half for the third time this season against an ACC team, 13th time overall. Tech is 10-2 this season when leading at the half.
- Tech held Florida State to 56 points, its lowest scoring output of the season by 11 points.
- The 15 first-half points by Florida State were the second-fewest ever surrendered by Tech in one half of an ACC game. Wake Forest scored 13 in the second half of a game on Jan. 19, 2011 that the Yellow Jackets won at home, 74-39. FSU went more than eight minutes without a point and more than nine without a field goal.
- FSU came in as the ACC’s top field goal percentage team against the conference (49.8 percent) and the No. 2 scoring team (85.7 points per game), and was ranked 22nd nationally in offensive efficiency. Tech held the Seminoles to 28.2 percent from the floor (17.1 in the first half) and 56 points (15 in the first half).
- Tech leads the ACC in field goal percentage defense against the league (now 39.6 percent) and has faced the top six teams in field goal percentage in its eight conference games.
- Tech reached its magic number for points (70) and remained unbeaten (11-0) when reaching that number offensively. The Jackets also improved to 12-1 when shooting a better percentage from the floor than its opponent (42.6 to 28.2 percent vs. FSU).
- Tech held Florida State to 6-for-25 (24.0 percent) from three-point range; the Seminoles came in No. 5 in the ACC in three-point shooting (37.1 pct.) against the conference. The Yellow Jackets rank third in three-point percentage defense against the ACC (33.0 pct.) and have limited their last three foes to 23.6 percent (17-for-72).
- Tech outrebounded the taller and bigger Seminoles, 53-39, its largest winning margin of the season though only its third ACC game winning the boards.
- Tech held Virginia to its third-lowest point total of the year and eight points below its season scoring average entering the game (70.0 ppg).
- Ten out of Tech’s last 11 opponents have shot 40.6 percent from the floor or lower. Tech has held its ACC foes to 39.6 percent, and that includes a 55.7-percent game by Duke.
- Tech has shot 45.7 percent (126-for-276) from the floor in its last five games, 43.2 percent from three-point range (29-for-67).
- Tech went 5-for-16 from three-point range and is 25-for-55 in its last four games.
- Tech blocked six shots, near the Yellow Jackets ACC-leading average of 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 20 of 26 made field goals (76.9 pct.) vs. FSU - 60 percent goal accomplished. Tech is at 62.6 percent for the season, 67.9 percent in ACC games. Tech has 90 assists on 126 field goals (71.4 pct.) in its last five games.
- Pastner meter 2 (free throws made to opponents’ attempts): Tech made 21 of 31 free throws to FSU’s 10 of 16 (goal of making more than opponent tries accomplished). The Yellow Jackets still maintain a 73.9-percent clip from the foul line in ACC games.
- Pastner meter 3 (guard rebounding): Tech’s guards combined for 25 of Tech’s 39 defensive rebounds.
- Josh Okogie scored 35 points and reached double figures for the 16th time this season. The Tech freshman went 10-for-17 from the floor and 14-for-17 from the line, a season high for free throws made. He also had five assists and a career-high 14 rebounds for his first career-double-double.
- Okogie scored 20-plus for the third time against the ACC team. He previously scored 26 in Tech’s win over No. 9 North Carolina on Dec. 31 and 27 at NC State on Jan. 15. It was his second 30-plus game this season (scored 38 vs. Tulane on Nov. 26).
- Okogie became the third Georgia Tech freshman to score 30 or more points in multiple games. Mark Price did it twice in 1982-83, and Kenny Anderson did it four times in 1989-90.
- Okogie became the first ACC player with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in a game since A.D. Vassallo (Virginia Tech - March, 2009)
- Okogie is the first player to deliver 35 points and a 14 rebounds in a game vs. Division I competition this season. He is only the second ACC player to do it since the start of 2010-11 (Brice Johnson 39 and 23 at FSU on 1/4/2016
- Okogie is Tech’s top scorer in ACC games at 19.1 points, No. 2 among ACC freshmen behind NC State’s Dennis Smith. He has shot 49 percent from the floor, 78.3 percent from the foul line and is 8-of-18 from three-point range against conference foes.
- Corey Heyward made his eighth start of the season and first since Dec. 20 vs. Georgia. It was his 26th career start. He scored five points with a career-high six rebounds and two assists with no turnovers in 22 minutes.
- Ben Lammers returned to double digits for the 18th time this season. He scored 18 points on 8-of-18 shooting, 10 of his points came in the first half.
- Lammers posted his 10th double-double of the season, adding 11 rebounds, and also had four assists and three blocked shots in 32 minutes.
- Quinton Stephens reached double figures for the 13th time this season with 13 points. Tech is 17-3 since the beginning of the 2015-16 season when he reaches double figures.
- Over his last five games, Stephens is averaging 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds. He has hit 25-of-59 from the floor, 16-for-36 from three-point range, 9-for-12 from the free throw line.
- Stephens played “just” 37 minutes against Florida State. He is averaging a team-high 36.4 minutes per ACC game, including a full 40-minute game at Virginia Tech and sitting for less than 30 seconds at NC State.
- Josh Heath went scoreless against FSU but had six assists and five rebounds with just one turnover in 31 minutes. The 6-2 senior has averaged 4.75 assists and has a 2.24-1 assist-turnover ratio in ACC games.
- Tadric Jackson’s six rebounds were a season high and his most since grabbing seven against North Carolina late his freshman year.