Georgia Tech 59, North Carolina A&T 52
Dec. 28, 2016
- Georgia Tech starting lineup: Okogie, Stephens, Lammers, Moore, Jackson (second game with this lineup this season)
- First subs for Georgia Tech: Heath, Heyward, Matthews, McCormick, Ogbonda for starters at 17:09 – 1st half
- On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Heath, Jackson, Lammers, Moore, Stephens
- Opening tap won by Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in seven of 12 games this season.
- Series record vs. North Carolina A&T: Georgia Tech leads 8-0 overall, 8-0 at home, 2-0 at McCamish Pavilion, 1-0 under Josh Pastner, 1-0 vs. Jay Joyner
- Current series streak: Georgia Tech has won the last eight meetings
- Georgia Tech is 7-2 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 50-28 in its fifth season in the building, 7-2 under Josh Pastner
- Georgia Tech’s next game: December 31, 2016, vs. North Carolina, 12 p.m., McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Ga. [ACC Network]
- Georgia Tech earned victory No. 50 in McCamish Pavilion in its fifth season playing in its renovated on-campus arena.
- Georgia Tech started Jackson, Lammers, Moore, Okogie and Stephens for the second straight game. Coach Josh Pastner has used four different starting lineups this season. Three Yellow Jackets – Ben Lammers, Josh Okogie and Quinton Stephens – have started every game this season.
- Despite not scoring its first points until the 14:23 mark of the first half, Tech led at the half (26-23) for the ninth time in 12 games, and improved to 7-1 when leading at the half.
- Tech’s 59 points was its third-lowest total of the season and the lowest in any of its eight wins.
- Tech led for just 10:36 of the 40 minutes against North Carolina A&T, a season low for any of the Jackets’ eight wins.
- Tech shot 39.6 percent from the floor, the fifth time this season the Yellow Jackets have come up short of 40 percent, but the first time they have won the game.
- Tech held North Carolina A&T to 32.1 percent from the floor, the sixth time this season that the Yellow Jackets have limited an opponent to under 40 percent. Tech is 5-1 in those games. Only Alcorn State (31.4 percent) shot worse against Tech. The Jackets have limited their last five foes to 36.7 percent from the floor combined, and entered tonight’s game No. 70 in adjusted defensive efficiency (KenPom.com).
- Tech hit 6-of-15 three-point attempts against North Carolina A&T, and is 11-for-26 in its last two games after going 3-for-21 in the two games before that.
- Tech assisted on 16 of its 19 field goals (84.2 percent), its best ratio in any game this season, and stands at 59.4 percent for the season. The team’s goal is 60 percent nightly.
- Tech has committed fewer than tonight’s 13 turnovers only three times.
- Tech blocked nine shots against North Carolina A&T, the team’s most since setting the program record of 16 against Southern in the second game of the season.
- Tech was out-rebounded for the fifth time this season (35-33), but is 3-2 in those games. The Jackets made good on their nine offensive rebounds to the tune of 12 points.
- Ben Lammers kept alive his streak of scoring in double digits in every game this season (12 points, 6 rebounds), hitting 5-of-7 shots from the floor to improve his season success rate to 60.5 percent, which is third-best in the ACC. He is 14-for-19 in his last two games.
- Kellen McCormick scored a season-high 12 points after having scored just five in his previous seven games this season. All 12 came in the second half on four three-point field goals. The first three each got Tech back to within a field goal after the Jackets had fallen behind by six points, and the final one came at the 1:29 mark to put Tech ahead by four.
- Tadric Jackson started his second straight game (ninth career), and scored nine points in the final 4:44 to help the Jackets erase their deficit for the final time and pull ahead. Jackson reached double figures (12 points total) for the seventh time in 10 games.
- 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 continued to be one of Tech’s most effective rebounders, pulling down a team-high nine against North Carolina A&T and improve his season rate to 8.1 per game, ranking among the top 10 in the ACC.
- Josh Heath matched his season high with five assists and has eight in his last two games.
- Sylvester Ogbonda came off the bench to block a career-high three shots in five minutes.