Georgia Tech 76, Wofford 72
Dec. 22, 2016
- Georgia Tech starting lineup: Okogie, Stephens, Lammers, Moore, Jackson (first game with this lineup this season)
- First subs for Georgia Tech: Heath, Heyward, Matthews, McCormick for Jackson, Moore, Okogie, Stephens – 14:16 1st half
- On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Heath, Lammers, Moore, Okogie, Stephens
- Opening tap won by Wofford. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in six of 11 games this season.
- Series record vs. Wofford: Georgia Tech leads 14-2 overall, 14-2 at home, 2-0 at McCamish Pavilion, 1-0 under Josh Pastner, 2-0 vs. Mike Young
- Current series streak: Georgia Tech has won the last 10 meetings
- Georgia Tech is 6-2 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 49-28 in its fifth season in the building, 6-2 under Josh Pastner
- Georgia Tech’s next game: December 28, 2016, vs. North Carolina A&T, 7:30 p.m., McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Ga. [ACC Network Extra]
- Georgia Tech made a change in its starting lineup for the Wofford game, inserting Tadric Jackson for Corey Heyward. It was the fourth different starting lineup head coach Josh Pastner has used this season. It was Jackson’s first start of the season, and Heyward had started the last seven games. Three Yellow Jackets – Ben Lammers, Josh Okogie and Quinton Stephens – have started every game this season.
- Tech led at the half (38-30) for the eighth time in 11 games, and improved to 7-1 when leading at the half. The teams played the final 4:22 of the first half without a stoppage in play, and Tech outscored Wofford 23-9 over the final 9:14.
- Tech placed five players in double figures for the second time this season (Sam Houston State).
- Tech shot 51.9 percent from the floor, the third time this season the Yellow Jackets have exceeded 50 percent (Tennessee Tech, Sam Houston State). Tech has shot 49.4 percent from the floor combined in its seven victories this season.
- Tech held Wofford to 39.7 percent from the floor, the fifth time this season that the Yellow Jackets have limited an opponent to under 40 percent. Tech is 4-1 in those games. The Jackets have limited their last three foes to 36.3 percent from the floor combined, and entered tonight’s game No. 71 in adjusted defensive efficiency (KenPom.com).
- Tech surrendered a season-high 11 threes from Wofford, eclipsing the 10 made by Ohio on Nov. 18.
- Tech had a slim 38-35 edge on the boards, winning the rebounding battle for the seventh time this season. Tech is 5-2 in those games.
- Tech went 5-for-11 from three-point range after hitting just 3-for-21 in the previous two games.
- Tech used 11 players in the game, six for double-digit minutes.
- Tech went 17-of-22 from the free throw line, hitting more free throws than Wofford attempted (11-of-12). Tech is 5-0 this season when making more charity tosses than the opponent attempts.
- Tech assisted on 17 of its 27 field goals (63 percent), above the team’s nightly goal of 60 percent, and stands at 57.5 percent for the season.
- Tech’s 10 turnover were a season low. The Jackets had averaged 16.7 miscues over their last seven games.
- Tadric Jackson made his first start of the season against Wofford, his eighth career start and first since last Feb. 10 vs. Wake Forest.
- Jackson reached double figures for the sixth time in nine games, finishing with 14 points, all in the first half. He connected on all four of his three-point tries in the first half and was 5-for-9 overall.
- Ben Lammers kept alive his streak of scoring in double digits in every game this season (19 points, 7 rebounds), hitting 9-of-12 shots from the floor to improve his season success rate to 59.8. He also had a career-high six assists, doubling his previous high of three he had last time out against Georgia.
- Justin Moore scored a career-high 12 points (5-of-11 FG), his first career double-digit effort. His previous best was nine against Sam Houston State.
- Quinton Stephens posted his fourth double-digit rebound game of the season with a career-high 12 boards. His other three came as double-doubles against Sam Houston State, Tulane and Penn State in consecutive games.
- Josh Okogie returned to double figures in points for the eighth time this season with 10 points. He went 4-for-4 from the free throw line and is 14-for-14 in his last three games (75 percent for the season).
- Josh Heath enjoyed his best game of the season, scoring a season-high 12 points to post his fifth career double-figure game. He added three assists and went 6-for-8 from the free throw line, matching career highs in those categories. Two of those free throws came with five seconds left to clinch the game for Tech.