Post-Game Notes

Jan. 10, 2015

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

• Opening tip: won by Wake Forest (Jackets have won 10 of 15 opening tips this season)

• First subs for Georgia Tech: Sampson for Mitchell at 15:34 in the first half

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

• Series record vs. Wake Forest:  39-38 overall, 12-25 at Wake Forest, 8-18 at the Joel Coliseum

• Current series streak: Loss snapped a four-game winning streak in the series for Georgia Tech

• Georgia Tech is 1-3 on the road this season, 12-26 under Brian Gregory

• Georgia Tech’s next game:  Notre Dame, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., McCamish Pavilion (RSN/ESPN3)

 

TEAM NOTES

• Georgia Tech has lost its three ACC games by seven, one and seven points. The seven-point loss at Notre Dame was a double-overtime defeat. Only one of Tech’s five losses this season have come by more than seven points. In fact, only two of Tech’s nine wins have come by more than nine points.

• Tech led for only 4:45 of this game, falling behind for good at the 11:17 mark of the first half. After that, the Jackets trailed by as many as 10, and closed its deficit to two points on two occasions in the second half.

• Four Tech players scored in double digits against Wake Forest, only the third time that has happened this season. Tech won the first two times it occurred and is 21-8 under Brian Gregory when four players reach double digits.

• Tech shot 45.9 percent from the floor, its second-best mark for a game this season behind its 52.5-percent mark against IPFW. The Jackets also shot 35.7 percent on their threes (5-for-14), their fourth-best success rate for a game this season.

• Tech’s three primary bigs (Cox, Mitchell, Sampson) scored 31 of Tech’s 69 points (14 of 23 FG), and the Jackets scored 38 points in the paint.

• Tech recorded more assists than turnovers for the sixth time this season

• Tech was outrebounded in a game for the first time this season (41-29). The Jackets entered the game fourth in the nation in rebound margin (+11). Wake Forest grabbed nearly half (15 of 32) rebounds available on its offensive end and scored 19 points off them.

• Tech is now 1-3 when trailing at the half and 12-37 under coach Gregory.

• Tech’s starting lineup for the last three games has been Marcus Georges-Hunt and Charles Mitchell at forward, Demarco Cox at center, Chris Bolden and Travis Jorgenson at guard. Only Marcus Georges-Hunt and Charles Mitchell have started all 14 games for Tech this season.

• Tech had 12 offensive rebounds and ranks 17th nationally in offensive rebounds per game. But the Jackets converted those into only 11 points. Tech has scored just 63 points on 86 offensive rebounds in its five losses this season, 130 points on 130 offensive boards in its wins.

• Wake Forest hit 49 percent of its shots from the floor, a figure exceeded only by Notre Dame’s 53.3 percent.

• Tech went just 8-for-17 from the free throw line against Wake Forest after going 37-for-44 in its previous three games, 44-for-54 in its last four and 53-for-67 in its last five. The Jackets have attempted just 17 free throws per game over that span, compared to 23 per game over its first nine games.

• Tech has yielded 36 threes in 164 attempts (22 pct.) in its nine wins this season, 44 threes in 113 attempts (38.9 pct.) in its six losses this season.

• Tech used 10 players against Wake Forest with nine scoring, four of them in double-figures. Brian Gregory has used at least nine players in every game this season, at least 10 in seven games.

• Tech trailed at the 5-minute mark of the second half for the sixth time this season and is 1-5 in those games. Tech is 7-49 when trailing at the 5-minute mark of the second half under Brian Gregory.

• Tech has averaged 12.6 assists over its last nine games (11.3 in ACC games), only 10.6 per game in its first six games.

• Tech committed 24 fouls, its most of the season, one game after committing a season-low 12.

• Tech was 7-for-18 combined on three-point field goals in consecutive wins against Rhode Island and Northwestern. Since then, in seven games, the Jackets are 29-for-144 (20.1 pct.).

• Tech has lost its first three ACC games for the second time in three years.

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Marcus Georges-Hunt scored all 16 of his points in the second half and reached double figures for the 11th time this season, 51st time in his carrer and for the 20th time in an ACC game. He has averaged 16 points in his last seven games and is averaging 15 points in ACC games this season.

Charles Mitchell scored 12 points and went 6-for-9 from the floor. He has 24 career double-digit scoring games (eight this season).

• Georges-Hunt missed his first four free throw attempts in the game, then made five of his last seven. He is shooting 74.4 percent for the season, leading the team in attempts.

Demarco Cox went 6-for-7 from the floor and scored 14 points, his seventh double-digit game this year and first since Dec. 15 vs. Appalachian State. Cox reached double figures only five times in 102 games at Ole Miss.

• Georges-Hunt also corralled six rebounds and has 35 in his last five games (7.0 pg). He is averaging a career-best 5.5 per game, 6.8 per ACC game.

• Starting point guard Travis Jorgenson had four assists and two turnovers, continuing an impressive run. He has 32 assists and just 10 turnovers in his last seven games, 38 and 13 over his last eight games, and 47 and 21 for the season. He ranks seventh in the ACC in assist/turnover ratio.

Quinton Stephens scored 13 points, his third double-figure game of the season and first since scoring 13 vs. IPFW in the third game of the season. He hit 5-of-7 shots from the floor and 3-of-4 threes. He hit multiple threes for the first time since Dec. 6 vs. USC Upstate, and his three were the most since draining six in the season opener against Georgia.

• Stephens’ 13 points was Tech’s sixth double-digit scoring game of the season by a reserve (Tadric Jackson 17 vs. Marquette, Josh Heath 12 and Robert Sampson 11 at Northwestern, Chris Bolden vs. USC Upstate, Robert Sampson 10 vs. Appalachian State, Tadric Jackson 12 at Dayton). Tech’s bench has outscored that of its opponents this season, 21.7 to 15.5 points per game.

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