Dec. 1, 2014
• Opening tip: won by Rhode Island (Jackets are 4-2 on opening tips this season)
• On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Georges-Hunt, Heath, Jackson, Sampson, Stephens
• Series Record vs. Rhode Island: 1-0 overall, 1-0 on neutral floors
• Current series streak: one straight win for Georgia Tech
• Tech is now 27-16 against current members of the Atlantic 10 Conference
• Georgia Tech is now 5-6 in Thanksgiving tournaments under Brian Gregory, and 6-9 on neutral floors.
• Georgia Tech’s next game: Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Northwestern (5-1), 9:15 p.m. ET, ACC/Big Ten Challenge [ESPNU]
• Georgia Tech reached a program milestone against Rhode Island by winning its 1,300th game of all time. In its 100th season of basketball, Tech has a record of 1,300-1,158.
• Georgia Tech went 5-1 in the month of November and is 18-9 in November under Brian Gregory.
• Georgia Tech wore gold uniforms as the home team (though on a neutral floor) for the second time this season. Tech also did so in the season opener against Georgia and won both games.
• Georgia Tech led URI 29-18 at the half and is 3-1 this season when holding a halftime lead.
• Georgia Tech scored the last 14 points of the first half and scored the first three of the second half for a 17-0 run, its longest of the season.
• Georgia Tech is now 4-1 this season in games decided by 10 points or fewer, and is 24-25 in such games under Brian Gregory.
• Georgia Tech out-rebounded Rhode Island, 30-29, its slimmest margin of the year. But Tech has out-rebounded all six of its opponents this season. The Jackets are 42-26 under Brian Gregory when out-rebounding their opponent. Tech is out-rebounding its opponents by an average of 12.8 this season.
• Tech won for the third time this season when scoring less than 70 points, and is 22-42 under Gregory when doing so.
• Tech held an opponent under 70 points for the fourth time this season and is 4-0 in those games. Tech is 40-26 under Brian Gregory when the opponent has scored fewer than 70 points.
• Tech is 41-5 when leading at the 5-minute mark of the second half under Brian Gregory, 3-0 this season.
• Tech utilized 10 players against Rhode Island, and all of them scored. Brian Gregory has used at least nine players in every game this season, at least 10 in five games.
• Tech went 16-of-22 from the free throw line in the second half (72.7 pct.) and 21-of-31 for the game, both season highs. The Jackets have converted 70.6 pct. of their free throws in the last two games (15-of-20 vs. Rider).
• Tech is attempting 23.5 free throws per game this season, a high in four seasons under Brian Gregory (four 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 4-0 this season when attempting more free throws than its opponent, and 33-13 under Gregory.
• Tech made five three-point field goals in the game, by five different players, in a season-low nine attempts.
• Tech committed a season-high 18 turnovers.
• Marcus Georges-Hunt scored a season-high 16 points for his fifth double-figure game this season, 45th of his career.
• Georges-Hunt had a game-high five steals and leads the Yellow Jackets with 11 for the season.
• Demarco Cox reached double figures for the fifth time in six games this season. He scored in double figures five times total at Ole Miss in 102 games.
• Cox went 4-for-6 from the floor vs. Rhode Island and is hitting 59.1 percent of his shots from the floor this season.
• Chris Bolden is 4-for-9 from three-point range in his last three games (1-for-2 vs. Rhode Island).
• Freshman Ben Lammers saw his first action in since Nov. 21 vs. IPFW, playing seven minutes and grabbing a season-high four rebounds.
• Tadric Jackson is 10-for-11 from the free throw line in Tech’s last two games and 17-of-20 for the season.
• Josh Heath had two assists and a season-high four turnovers against Rhode Island. For the season, the sophomore point guard has 29 assists and seven turnovers, still more than 4-to-1.
• Travis Jorgenson made his fourth 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.
• Robert Sampson had a season-low two rebounds. He had grabbed at least six in every previous game this season, and his 6.3 average is third on the team.