Post-Game Notes - Georgia Tech 77, Wofford 61

Dec. 1, 2015

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  • MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
  • Opening tap won by Wofford. Tech has won the opening tap three times in seven games this season.
  • Georgia Tech starting lineup: Heath, Georges-Hunt, Smith, Jacobs, Mitchell
  • First subs for Georgia Tech: Jorgenson, Lammers, Stephens and White at the 14:32 mark of the first half
  • On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Heyward, Jackson, Rowland, Stephens, White
  • Series record vs. Wofford: Tech is 13-2 overall, 13-2 at home, 1-0 at McCamish Pavilion, 1-0 under Brian Gregory, 1-0 vs. Mike Young
  • Current series streak: Tech won the last nine meetings
  • Georgia Tech is 4-1 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 33-22 in the fourth season in the building, 33-22 under Brian Gregory
  • Georgia Tech’s next game: December 5, 2015 vs. Tulane, 5 p.m. ET, Fogelman Arena, New Orleans, La.

  • TEAM NOTES
  • Georgia Tech began the game 1-for-14 from the floor and went 23-for-39 (56.9 percent) after that. The Yellow Jackets shot 58.3 percent in the second half and finished at 45.3 percent (24-for-53).
  • Tech committed just eight turnovers in the game, the third time this season the Yellow Jackets have finished the game with fewer than 10.
  • Tech had more assists than turnovers for the fifth time in seven games. The Yellow Jackets have a 1.46-1 assist-turnover ratio this season, which was eighth in the ACC entering tonight’s game.
  • Wofford hit just 3-of-17 shots from three-point range (17.6 pct.), the lowest percentage against Tech this season.
  • Tech out-rebounded Wofford, 40-22, the sixth time in seven games and the 78th time in 131 games under Brian Gregory that the Jackets have out-rebounded their opponent. Tech is 48-40 in those games. The Jackets have a plus-14.0 rebounding advantage for the season, entering tonight’s game 11th in the nation and first in the ACC in that category.
  • Tech pulled 14 rebounds from the offensive glass and cashed those in for 15 second-chance points. Tech is averaging 17.4 second-chance points this season compared to 12.7 in 2014-15.
  • Tech had 14 assists on 22 made field goals tonight and has 116 assists on 211 made field goals for the season, 55 percent of its field goals made. Tech has an average of 16.6 assists per game, fourth in the ACC.
  • Tech is averaging 81.7 points per game, its highest figure since the 1990-91 season, and converting 47.2 percent of its field goal tries this season, its highest since 1995-96.
  • Tech has averaged 70 offensive possessions in seven games this season compared to 63.1 last season. Its team offensive efficiency rating is 116.7 compared to 97.2 last season.
  • Tech also has made major improvements in points off turnovers (13.6 compared to 13.0 last season), second-chance points (17.4 to 12.7), points in the paint (36.3 to 32.2) and fast break points (12.6 to 8.3).
  • Tech’s four big men – Nick Jacobs, Charles Mitchell, Ben Lammers, James White – went 9-for-21 from the floor against Wofford and are just 19-for-43 in the last two games. They are 102-for-170 for the season (60 percent). Mitchell is hitting 62.5 percent of his field goal tries (2nd in the ACC), and Jacobs has made 49.2 percent. White is 14-of-30 (46.7 percent), and Lammers is 17-for-23 (73.9 percent).
  • Tech used all 12 available players in the game, and 10 of them scored.
  • Tech’s point guard tandem of Josh Heath and Travis Jorgenson had five assists and just two turnovers against Wofford. For the season, they have 51 assists and 15 turnovers for a 3.4-1 ratio. Tech has a 1.46-1 team ratio.

  • INDIVIDUAL NOTES
  • Adam Smith reached double digits for the fifth time in seven games, getting 10 points by halftime and finishing with a game-high 16 on just nine shots in 23 minutes.
  • Smith went 4-for-5 from three-point distance in the game, improving his season success rate to 44.4 percent (20-for-45). He has made at least one three in each game this season and ran his personal streak of games with a three to nine going back to last season. He has made at least one in 76 of 85 games for his college career.
  • Travis Jorgenson made a pair of threes in the game, matching his career high set four times previously, and scored a season-high eight points.
  •  Marcus Georges-Hunt made his 100th career start against Wofford. He did not reach double figures for the second straight game, something that happened only once last season. He did not score a field goal for the first time since Jan. 14 of last season against Notre Dame (not counting his 0-for-0 in three minutes when he broke his foot against North Carolina).
  • Georges-Hunt stands in 28th place on Tech’s all-time scoring list, and now has 1,225 career points. He needs 28 to reach Drew Barry, who has 27th place with 1,253.
  • Charles Mitchell ran his double-double streak to seven games this season with 10 points and 15 rebounds. It was his 14th double-double in a Tech uniform and 19th for his career.
  •  Mitchell reached double digits in scoring for the ninth straight game dating back to last season. It was his 22nd double-digit game in a Tech uniform, and the 38th of his career. He has made 62.5 percent of his field goal tries this season to rank No. 2 in the ACC.
  • It was Mitchell’s 26th career double-figure rebound game. He improved his ACC-leading rebound average to 12.9 per game after entering tonight’s game fifth in the nation.Tech’s top five scorers this season – Marcus Georges-Hunt, Charles Mitchell, Adam Smith, Nick Jacobs and Quinton Stephens – have hit a combined 86.5 percent (96-for-111) of their charity tosses this season. They went 16-for-21 against Wofford while the Jackets were 21-for-29 (72.4 percent) as a team.

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