Post-Game Notes (Game 11)

Dec. 23, 2017

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

  • Georgia Tech starting lineup: Alvarado, Jackson, Lammers, Okogie, Wright
  • First subs for Georgia Tech: Alston for Wright at 135:27 – 1st half
  • On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Alston, Alvarado, Jackson, Lammers, Okogie
  • Opening tap won by Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap four times in 11 games this season.
  • Series record vs. Wright State: Georgia Tech is 0-1 overall, 0-1 in Atlanta, 0-1 under Josh Pastner, 0-1 vs. Scott Nagy
  • Current series streak: Wright State won the last meeting
  • Georgia Tech is 5-3 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 65-33 in its sixth season in the building, 22-7 under Josh Pastner
  • Georgia Tech is 0-2 on the road this season, 0-3 away from McCamish Pavilion
  • Georgia Tech’s next game: December 27, 7:30 p.m. vs. Coppin State, McCamish Pavilion

 

TEAM NOTES

  • Head coach Josh Pastner has used four different lineups this season, but has started the same lineup in Tech’s last three games following the return of Josh Okogie to action. Okogie started against Florida A&M and Georgia along with Jose Alvarado, Tadric Jackson, Ben Lammers and Moses Wright. Jackson started his sixth straight game against Wright State, and Wright third straight start and fourth of the season. Curtis Haywood II, who had started seven straight games, sat out for the third consecutive game with a shin injury.
  • Alvarado and Lammers have started every game this season. Lammers has started Tech’s last 48 consecutive games.
  • Two freshmen have started each game for the Yellow Jackets, with Alvarado starting all nine. Curtis Haywood II has started seven games, Moses Wright four.
  • Tech scored a season-high 81 points, surpassing the 78 it scored on Nov. 22 against Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The Yellow Jackets last scored more on Feb. 7 of last season (96 vs. Tusculum).
  • Tech led at the half, 40-31, a season-high for points in the first half. The Jackets have scored 40 or more in the second half five times this season, but never more than 35 in the first half.
  • The Yellow Jackets have lost twice this season despite shooting 50 percent or better from the floor. Tech connected on 57.1 percent at Wofford yet lost 63-60, and 50.9 percent against Wright State and lost 85-81. The Jackets are 6-2 under Josh Pastner when shooting 50 percent from the floor.
  • Tech has given up 80 points or more in back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 2 and 6, 2016 against North Carolina (86-78) and Pittsburgh (89-84), both losses on the road.
  • Tech has connected on just five threes in 27 attempts in its last two games against Georgia and Wright State. The Yellow Jackets had made 37.4 percent of its three-point field goals and averaged 6.0 per game (43-for-115) over the seven games prior to that.
  • Tech has accumulated 32 steals in its last three games.
  • Tech blocked only two shots, second-fewest this season, and Ben Lammers had neither.
  • Tech went 20-of-27 from the free throw line against Wright State and is scoring 16.1 points per game from the charity stripe this season (13.6 points per game last season).
  • Pastner meter 1 (assists to made field goals): Tech assisted on just nine of 29 field goals made and 14 of 51 in its last two games (27.5 percent), falling short its nightly goal of 60 percent for the first time this season. The Jackets have assisted on 57.6 percent of their made field goals for the season, after finishing last season at 62.7 percent (63.2 percent rate in ACC games).
  • Pastner meter 2 (free throws made to opponents’ attempts): Tech made 20-of-27 free throws to Wright State’s 18-of-25 (goal of making more than opponent tries not accomplished). For the season, Tech has converted 177 free throws, while opponents have attempted 190. Tech is 25-7 under Josh Pastner when attempting more free throws than the opponent.
  • Pastner meter 3 (guard rebounding): Tech’s guards combined for nine of Tech’s 20 defensive rebounds.

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Josh Okogie has averaged 20.3 points per game in his three games back on the court. The 6-4 sophomore has hit 43.9 percent of his shots from the floor, 4-of-9 from three-point range and 21-of-27 from the free throw line. Okogie has scored in double figures 35 times in 40 career games. He scored 20 or more for the 11th time against Wright State (21 points, 7-12 FG, 6-8 FT).
  • Freshman Jose Alvarado reached double digits for the second straight game, scoring a career/season-best 23 points (7-14 FG, 8-10 FT) against Wright State. He is averaging 14.7 points for the season, hitting 45.7 percent of his field goals and 82.6 percent of his free throws (team-high 46 attempts).
  • Tadric Jackson has scored in double digits in each game since returning to the court, and had 14 against Wright State. The senior guard has reached double figures 17 times in his last 19 games and 31 times since the beginning of last season.
  • Jackson went 6-of-11 from the floor against Wright State, and is hitting 62.5 percent of his shots (45-of-72) from inside the three-point arc this season, 51 percent overall.
  • Jackson, who finished second in the balloting for ACC Sixth Man of the Year last season, made his sixth start of the 2017-18 season against Georgia, and the 6-2 senior has started 18 games in his career.
  • Ben Lammers got back to double figures for the first time in three games and recorded his third double-double of the season (10 points and 10 rebounds) against Wright State. He has accumulated 19 double-doubles since the beginning of last season. Lammers had all 10 of his rebounds in the second half against the Raiders.
  • Lammers blocked two shots to give him 206 blocks for his career, sitting in sole possession of fourth place in Tech history and needing 37 to catch John Salley (243 from 1982-86) for third place.

 

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