Post-Game Notes

Dec. 28, 2008

 

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Georgia Tech’s loss today gives the Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 7-4 overall and 0-1 in the ACC

… their first loss in an overtime game since March 8, 2007 – a triple-OT loss to Wake Forest in the ACC

Tournament

… their first loss at home in an overtime game since losing to Virginia on Feb. 25, 1999

… an all-time series record of 38-30 vs. Virginia

… a record of 149-116 in nine seasons under Paul Hewitt

… an 11-5 record vs. Virginia under Hewitt

… a record of 5-3 at home this season

… a 2-7 record in ACC openers under Hewitt, including three straight losses

… back-to-back losses for the first time since February

… a 1-3 record this season after trailing at halftime

… an all-time Alexander Memorial Coliseum record of 528-182

… an all-time record of 1,211-1,058 in program history

 

Notes

… Tech’s last six home ACC losses (five last season and one this season) have come by a combined 12 points     

… Tech played its second overtime game of the season (also at Mercer)

… Tech played its first home overtime game since an 87-79 win over Wake Forest on March 1

… Tech is 60-47 all-time in overtime games

… Tech and Virginia played in an overtime game for the second straight season; the Jackets beat the Cavaliers in overtime last season in Charlottesville, 92-82

… Tech played its fifth game of the season decided by six points or less

… Tech shot less than 50 percent from the free throw line for the first time this season

… After averaging 3.0 three-point field goals per game in the first six games of the season, Tech has averaged 5.2 in the last five games

… Four Yellow Jackets – Gani Lawal, Alade Aminu, Iman Shumpert and Zachery Peacock – have started all 11 games this season

… Virginia’s 44 first-half points tied for the most in a first half by a Tech opponent this season (Penn State also had 44 in the first half)

 

Lewis Clinch, Sr., G

… his first three-point field goal tonight – the 114th of his career – broke a tie with Kenny Anderson for the 13th-most career three-pointers in Tech history; next up: Michael Maddox, who had 133 from 1995-98

… his ninth three-point attempt tonight was the 302nd of his career, which ties Anderson for 14th place in Tech history

… his 10 three-point attempts tied a career high

… has made three 3-point field goals in each of the last two games and in three of four games this season

… has scored in double figures in all four games since re-gaining his eligibility

… had a season-high number of rebounds

 

Alade Aminu, Sr., F/C

… his 12th rebound matched a career-high (also 12 vs. Mercer)

… earned his fifth double-double of the season, including his second in the last three games

… recorded his sixth game this season with double-figure rebounds – five of those have come in his last seven games; prior to this season, never had a double-figure rebound game

… scored in double figures for the ninth time this season and for the 20th time in his career

… played in his team-best 85th career game tonight

… has blocked at least one shot in seven consecutive games

… his first blocked shot tonight – the 67th block of his career – tied him with a pair of well-known Yellow Jackets, Jason Collier and Chris Bosh, for the 15th-most career blocks in Tech history

 

Gani Lawal, So., F/C

… scored in double figures for the ninth time this season and for the 18th time in his career

… eclipsed 100 rebounds on the season – noteworthy because he had 113 rebounds all of last season

… scored his 400th career point tonight (396 points entering the game)

… had double-digit free throw attempts for the third time this season

… scored 20-plus points for the fourth time this season

 

Iman Shumpert, Fr., G

… tied a career-high with 18 points (also 18 points vs. Vanderbilt)

… scored in double figures for the seventh time

… had a career-high number of turnovers

 

Lance Storrs, So., G

… has made at least one three-point field goal in three consecutive games

 

Nick Foreman, Fr., G

… dished out a career high assists tonight (previous high: 1, four times)

 

 

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