Penn State 67, Georgia Tech 60
Nov. 29, 2016
- Georgia Tech starting lineup: Moore, Okogie, Heyward, Stephens, Lammers (3rd time)
- First subs for Georgia Tech: Jackson for Okogie, 15:47 1st half
- On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Heath, Matthews, McCormick, Okogie, Stephens
- Opening tap won by Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in five of six games this season.
- Series record vs. Penn State: Georgia Tech is 1-3 overall, 0-1 on the road, 0-1 at the Bryce Jordan Center, 0-1 under Josh Pastner, 0-1 vs. Patrick Chambers
- Current series streak: Penn State has won the last two 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: December 3, 2016, at Tennessee, 1 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn. [SEC Network Plus]
- Tech is now 6-10 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 1-2 vs. Penn State, and 2-7 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge road games.
- Tech trailed at the half for the first time this season, surrendering seven straight points to Penn State after leading 28-23 to trail 30-28 at the half. Tech’s last lead was 31-30 at the 19:47 mark of the second half, and was last tied at 42-42 (10:42 left).
- Tech shot 36.4 percent from the floor for the game, the second time the Yellow Jackets have been held under 40 percent in six games.
- Tech assisted on 15 of its 24 made field goals (62.5 pct.), meeting its stated goal, and stands at 58.6 percent for the season.
- Tech’s two losses have come by nearly identical scores, 67-61 to Ohio, 67-60 to Penn State. Those are Tech’s season lows for points.
- Tech connected on 7-of-16 from three-point range (43.8 pct.), season highs for three-pointers made and attempted, and is 17-for-38 in its last three games, 37 percent for the season. The Jackets made only 10 in their first three games (28.6 percent).
- Tech out-rebounded Penn State, 43-38, and has out-rebounded four of six opponents.
- Tech went 5-for-7 from the free throw line, easily its fewest numbers of the season from the charity stripe.
- Penn State scored 14 second-chance points off 11 offensive rebounds, while Tech was able to get only five points off 16 offensive rebounds.
- Tech’s 17 turnovers were a season high, many of the live ball variety, and Penn State converted them into 24 points. Tech has surrendered 46 points off 32 turnovers in its last two games.
- Tech blocked eight more shots against Penn State, and is averaging exactly nine per game.
- Quinton Stephens scored in double figures (13 points) for the fifth time in six games and posted his third consecutive double-double (fourth career) with 11 rebounds. He also had two assists, a steal and a block and hit 5-of-11 from the floor (3-of-8 on 3s).
- Ben Lammers reached double figures in scoring for the sixth time in six games with 12 points (6-of-12 FG), and also recorded his fourth double-double this season with 10 rebounds. Lammers is 21-for-32 from the floor in his last three games and has hit 61.8 percent for the season.
- Lammers blocked four more shots against Tulane, giving him 32 in six games to maintain his ACC lead at 5.3 per game. He came into the game also leading the nation in blocks per game.
- Josh Okogie suffered through his second poor shooting night (5-for-21), but still scored 13 points to notch his fifth double-figure effort in six games. He remains Tech’s scoring average leader (18.0 ppg).
- In his second game back from a season-opening suspension, point guard Josh Heath had a solid game with seven points (3-6 FG) with three assists and no turnovers in 26 minutes.
- Freshman point guard Justin Moore scored six points (3-5 FG) with four assists in 30 minutes before leaving the game with a bruised knee with just under seven minutes left. He has 23 assists in his last four games.