Post-Game Notes

Dec. 4, 2014

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

• Opening tip: won by Georgia Tech (Jackets are 5-2 on opening tips this season)

• First subs for Georgia Tech: Josh Heath, Robert Sampson for Travis Jorgenson, Charles Mitchell at 15:41 1st half

• On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end:  Georges-Hunt, Heath, Jorgenson, Sampson, Stephens

• Series Record vs. Northwestern:  1-2 overall, 1-1 in Evanston, Ill.

• Current series streak:  one straight win for Georgia Tech

• Tech is now 6-7 in road games since the beginning of the 2013-14 season. The Yellow Jackets are 12-23 in road games under Brian Gregory, 4-4 in non-conference road games.

• Tech is now 19-34 against current members of the Big Ten Conference

• Georgia Tech is now 6-9 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with two straight wins

• Georgia Tech’s next game:  Saturday, Dec. 6 vs. USC Upstate (6-2), 12 p.m. ET [RSN]

 

TEAM NOTES

• Georgia Tech wore blue uniforms for the first time this season against Northwestern. Tech was 3-5 wearing blue uniforms last season and is 5-9 when doing so under Brian Gregory.

• Georgia Tech evened its record against former Coach Krzyzewski assistant coaches at 1-1 (lost to Marquette).

• Georgia Tech led Northwestern, 31-18 at the half and is 5-1 this season when holding a halftime lead, 38-17 under Brian Gregory.

• Georgia Tech opened the game on a 20-2 run, forcing Northwestern to call two timeouts. The Wildcats closed that gap to one (57-56) with 1:17 left in the game.

• Georgia Tech is now 5-1 this season in games decided by 10 points or fewer, and is 25-25 in such games under Brian Gregory.

• Georgia Tech and Northwestern finished the game tied on the board, 35-35, the first time this year Tech has not out-rebounded its opponent. The Jackets are 46-26 under Brian Gregory when Tech has more rebounds or the rebounds are even.

• Tech won for the fourth time this season when scoring less than 70 points, and is 23-42 under Gregory when doing so.

• Tech held an opponent under 70 points for the fifth time this season and is 5-0 in those games. Tech is 41-26 under Brian Gregory when the opponent has scored fewer than 70 points.

• Tech is 42-5 when leading at the 5-minute mark of the second half under Brian Gregory, 6-0 this season.

• Tech utilized 11 players against Northwestern, and nine of them scored. Brian Gregory has used at least nine players in every game this season, at least 10 in six games.

• Tech went 10-of-14 from the free throw line in the second half (71.4 pct.) and 14-of-18 for the game (77.8 pct.). The Jackets have converted 72.5 pct. of their free throws in the last three games (21-of-31 vs. Rhode Island, 15-of-20 vs. Rider).

• Tech is attempting 22.7 free throws per game this season, a high in four seasons under Brian Gregory (three more than the 2013-14 season), and is scoring 14.3 points per game from the charity stripe, also a high under Gregory.

• Tech is 5-0 this season when attempting more free throws than its opponent, and 34-13 under Gregory.

• Tech’s 11 turnovers were a season low, and the Jackets had more assists (15) than turnovers for the first time since IPFW on Nov. 21.

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Josh Heath (12 points) and Robert Sampson (11) became the first Tech players to reach double digits off the bench this season.

• Tech point guards Travis Jorgenson (5 assists, 1 turnover) and Josh Heath (5 assists, no turnovers) combined for 10 assists and one turnover. For the season they have a combined 3-to-1 assist/turnover ratio.

• Jorgenson made his fifth start of the season at point guard. He moved back into the lineup against Marquette after missing the Alabama A&M game with soreness in his surgically repaired knee and coming off the bench against IPFW.

• Heath logged his third zero-turnover game of the season and has 34 assists to just seven turnovers, nearly 5-to-1.

• Along with that Heath went 6-for-6 from the floor and posted the first double-digit scoring game of his collegiate career (12 points).

Robert Sampson notched his first double-digit scoring game at Georgia Tech with 11 points (4-5 FG, only miss was a dunk). It was the 24th double-digit game of his career. He also had seven rebounds, and has grabbed six rebounds or more in six games.

• Tech’s three primary bigs (Cox, Mitchell, Sampson) combined for 30 points.

Charles Mitchell notched his 19th career double-digit scoring game and fourth this season for Tech with 13 points.

Chris Bolden notched season-highs of nine points, including 5-for-6 from the foul line in the final 30 seconds of the game, and four rebounds.

• Tonight was the first time since the Georgia game on Nov. 14 that Jorgenson played more minutes (21) than Heath (19).

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