Georgia Tech 77, Southern 62
Nov. 14, 2016
- Georgia Tech starting lineup: Moore, Okogie, Stephens, Gueye, Lammers (2nd straight game)
- First subs for Georgia Tech: Heyward for Moore at 16:27 of 1st half
- On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Matthews, McCormick, Ogbonda, Price, Rowland
- Opening tap won by Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in both of its games this season.
- Series record vs. Southern: Georgia Tech is 1-1 overall, 1-0 at home, 1-0 at McCamish Pavilion, 1-0 under Josh Pastner, 1-0 vs. Roman Banks
- Current series streak: Georgia Tech won the last game
- Georgia Tech is 2-0 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 45-26 in its fifth season in the building, 2-0 under Josh Pastner
- Georgia Tech’s next game: November 18, 2016, vs. Ohio University, 8 p.m., McCamish Pavilion
- Georgia Tech earned its second victory under new head coach Josh Pastner, who won the 169th game of his career.
- Everybody except Josh Heath (suspension) and two freshman walk-ons saw action in the game. Seven played double-digit minutes, nine players made the scoring column.
- Tech set a school record by blocking 16 shots in the game, led by center Ben Lammers, who had nine. The previous Tech record was 15 against the University of the South on Dec. 13, 1982.
- Tech held Southern to 33.3 percent shooting from the floor, same as Tennessee Tech. Broken down by half in two games, Tech has allowed 31.3 pct., 35.5 pct., 30.6 pct. and 36.1 pct.
- Tech shot 59.3 percent from the floor in the first half, on the heels of a 69.2 percent performance in the second half against Tennessee Tech. The Jackets shot just 40 percent in the second half, however, to finish at 49 percent.
- Tech turned the ball a season-low 12 times, three in the second half. In two games, Tech has just seven second-half turnovers.
- Tech assisted on 14 of its 28 made field goals (50 percent) and has 31 assists on 56 field goals for the season. Head coach Josh Pastner’s objective each game is for the Jackets to assist on 60 percent of their field goals.
- Tech shot 17-for-31 from the free throw line, making more free throws than Southern attempted (7-for-12). Another of Pastner’s goals is for his teams to make more free throws than the opponent attempts.
- Tadric Jackson, who missed the Tennessee Tech game with a hamstring injury, finished the game with a career-high 20 points, eclipsing the 17 he scored as a freshman against Marquette. It was the 12th double-digit scoring effort of his career. Jackson hit 8-of-11 from the floor, made his only three-ppint attempt and grabbed five rebounds.
- Ben Lammers entered rarified air tonight with nine blocked shots. Only three times in Tech’s basketball history has a player blocked nine or more – Alvin Jones twice blocked nine shots in a game and has the Tech record of 11. Lammers was Tech’s blocked shot leader last season (47) and has 13 in two games so far.
- Lammers came within one blocked shot of posting the rarest of triple-doubles. He finished the game with 13 points, a career-best 15 rebounds and nine blocks. Tech has had four triple-doubles in its history, all the points-rebounds-assists variety. The most recent was recorded by Iman Shumpert against Virginia Tech in 2011 (22 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists).
- Josh Okogie scored 18 points for the second straight game, giving him 36 points for two games, the most to begin a career for a Tech freshman since Chris Bosh in 2002 (41). He led Tech with 18 points, hitting 7-of-9 shots from the floor, in his collegiate debut, matching the sixth-highest point total for a Tech freshman in his college debut during the ACC era. Okogie went 6-for-15 from the floor and 6-for-10 from the foul line, also taking four rebounds and recording four assists with no turnovers in 34 minutes.
- Quinton Stephens was Tech’s fourth double-figure scorer with 12 points for the second straight game. It was the 18th double-figure scoring game of his career. Stephens went 5-of-6 from the free throw line, had four assists for the second straight game and also blocked three shots.
- Corey Heyward’s career high for scoring entering the season was six points (Boston College, 2/13/14). He scored eight points against Tennessee Tech and seven against Southern.