Georgia Tech 82, Tulane 68
Nov. 26, 2016
- Georgia Tech starting lineup: Moore, Okogie, Heyward, Stephens, Lammers (2nd time)
- First subs for Georgia Tech: Jackson for Okogie, 16:02 first half
- On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Gueye, Heath, Heyward, Matthews, Ogbonda
- Opening tap won by Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in four of five games this season.
- Series record vs. Tulane: Georgia Tech is 38-33 overall, 23-10 at home, 2-0 at McCamish Pavilion, 1-0 under Josh Pastner, 1-0 vs. Mike Dunleavy
- Current series streak: Georgia Tech won the last three meetings
- Georgia Tech is 4-1 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 47-27 in its fifth season in the building, 4-1 under Josh Pastner
- Georgia Tech’s next game: November 29, 2016, at Penn State (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), 7 p.m., University Park, Pa. [ESPNU]
- Tech has led at the half of every game this season, this time by 37-32 after a Josh Okogie jumper at the horn.
- Tech shot 48.3 percent from the floor for the game, 54.2 percent in the second half, and has connected on 47.2 percent of its field goal tries for the season.
- Tech assisted on 18 (a season high) of its 28 made field goals.
- Tonight’s win was Tech’s third by double digits this season.
- Tech connected on 4-of-11 from three-point range, and is 10-for-22 in its last two games, 35.1 percent for the season. The Jackets had hit only 10 in their first three games (28.6 percent).
- Tech out-rebounded Tulane 40-27, its biggest margin on the boards this season, and has out-rebounded three of five opponents.
- Tech’s 82 points was a season high, and the Jackets have scored 80+ in consecutive games.
- Tech set a season high for free throws made (22) and connected in its last 13 straight after Tulane had closed the gap to 59-54 with 8:11 left in the game.
- Tech scored 38 points in the paint, and has averaged 38.5 points per game there this season.
- Josh Okogie set a Georgia Tech freshman record for points in a game with 38 tonight, hitting 12 of 20 shots from the floor and 13 of 18 from the free throw line. He eclipsed the previous mark of 33 by Mark Price against Virginia on March 12, 1983 (ACC Tournament) and Dion Glover against Seton Hall on March 11, 1998 (NIT).
- Okogie became the fifth different Tech freshman to score 30 points in a game (Kenny Anderson did it four times, Mark Price did it twice, Dion Glover and Thaddeus Young did it once each).
- Okogie’s 38 points were the most by any Tech player since Kenny Anderson scored 42 vs. Howard on Jan. 2, 1991, and tied for the seventh-highest single-game scoring total in program history.
- Okogie hit double figures for the second straight game and for the fourth time this season. He scored 14 straight points for Tech bridging intermission, including the last six points of the first half and the first eight of the second half. His spree helped Tech extend its lead from 31-30 to 45-32.
- Okogie’s 95 points in five games is the most for a Tech freshman at the outset of his career since Kenny Anderson scored 112 in his first five games in 1989-90.
- Quinton Stephens scored in double figures (14 points) for the fourth time in five games and posted his second consecutive double-double (third career) with a career-high 12 rebounds. He also had two assists, a steal and a block and hit 4-of-8 from the floor (2-of-3 on 3s).
- Ben Lammers reached double figures in scoring for the fifth time in five games with 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-5 FT), and also recorded his second double-double this season with 12 rebounds. Lammers is 15-for-20 from the floor in his last two games and has hit 64.3 percent for the season.
- Lammers blocked four more shots against Tulane, giving him 28 in five games to maintain his ACC lead at 5.6 per game. He came into the game also leading the nation in blocks per game.
- Stephens also grabbed 10 rebounds to earn the second double-double of his career (13 and 10 vs. IPFW as a sophomore).
- Freshman point guard Justin Moore had five assists and has 19 in his last three games. His season average of 5.0 per game ranks 5th in the ACC.