Georgia Tech Downs Tulane, 82-68

Nov. 26, 2016

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ATLANTA (AP) Josh Okogie set a Georgia Tech freshman scoring record with 38 points, Ben Lammers added 19 points and 12 rebounds and Georgia Tech beat Tulane 82-68 on Saturday night.

Quinton Stephens had 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Yellow Jackets (4-1) finished a five-game home stand to begin its first season under coach Josh Pastner.

Cameron Reynolds finished with 20 points to lead Tulane (1-5), which is in its first season under former NBA coach Mike Dunleavy.

Okogie, who starred at nearby Shiloh High School, surpassed the previous freshman record of 33 points by Mark Price against Virginia in 1982 and Dion Glover against Seton Hall in 1998.

Okogie hit 10 of his first 16 shots from the field and had 23 points when his layup pushed the Jackets to a 58-49 lead with 9:35 remaining.

Lammers added four blocks to push his season total to 27 blocks, most in the nation.

Georgia Tech led 37-32 at halftime as Stephens combined with Okogie for 21 points and with Lammers for 15 rebounds.

Tulane, playing its first road game, missed its first six shots of the second half and trailed 48-32 on Lammers’ three-point play.

The Green Wave cut the lead to five three times, but Lammers answered with a dunk and a 12-foot turnaround jumper from the baseline that made it 65-58 with 6:13 remaining.

Okogie followed with a pair of free throws, a dunk on a bounce pass from Lammers and he added a 3-point play for a 16-point lead at the 2:03 mark.

Malik Morgan scored 13 points and Kain Harris added 11 for the Green Wave.


Tulane: Reynolds began the game leading the Green Wave with a 17.6 scoring average, but he picked up two early fouls and had just two points in 10 minutes of the first half. He missed six of his first eight shots before getting hot in the game’s closing minutes.

Georgia Tech: The 6-foot-10, 227-pound Lammers, a junior, is becoming an inside force under Pastner, crashing the boards multiple times and pulling down five offensive rebounds. He’s bulked up physically and playing more aggressively to become a top shot-blocker.


Tulane: Visits University of New Orleans on Tuesday.

Georgia Tech: Visits Penn State on Tuesday.


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