Dec. 6, 2014
• Opening tip: won by Georgia Tech (Jackets are 6-2 on opening tips this season)
• On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Bolden, Georges-Hunt, Heath, Jackson, Sampson
• Series Record vs. USC Upstate: 0-1 overall, 0-1 at McCamish Pavilion
• Current series streak: one straight win for USC Upstate
• Georgia Tech is now 31-22 at home under Brian Gregory, and 24-14 in its third season in McCamish Pavilion.
• Tech is now 41-26 against current members of the Atlantic Sun Conference
• Georgia Tech’s next game: Monday, Dec. 15 vs. Appalachian State (3-2), 7 p.m. ET [ESPN3]
• Georgia Tech and USC Upstate were tied at the half, 28-28, the second Tech game to be tied at the half this season.
• Georgia Tech had a 14-0 first-half run to open an 18-7 lead, but the Spartans rallied to tie.
• Georgia Tech is now 5-2 this season in games decided by 10 points or fewer, and is 25-26 in such games under Brian Gregory.
• Georgia Tech out-rebounded USC Upstate 42-30, and has won the boards in six of seven games this season (tied Northwestern). But Tech dropped to 5-2 when out-rebounding the opponent this season and 41-27 when doing so under Brian Gregory.
• USC Upstate scored 12 points off nine offensive rebounds, while Tech scored just eight points off 14 offensive boards.
• Tech dropped to 4-1 this season when scoring less than 70 points, and is 23-43 under Gregory when doing so.
• Tech held an opponent under 70 points for the sixth time this season and is 5-1 in those games. Tech is 41-27 under Brian Gregory when the opponent has scored fewer than 70 points.
• Tech is 42-6 when leading at the 5-minute mark of the second half under Brian Gregory, 6-1 this season. USC Upstate took the lead for good with 4:07 left in the game.
• Tech utilized 10 players against Upstate, and eight of them scored. Brian Gregory has used at least nine players in every game this season, at least 10 in six games.
• Tech went 11-for-20 (55 pct.) from the free throw line against USC Upstate after hitting 72.5 percent (50-for-69) in its last three games.
• Tech is attempting 22.7 free throws per game this season, a high in four seasons under Brian Gregory (three 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 1-2 this season when attempting fewer free throws than its opponent, and 13-40 under Gregory.
• Tech’s outscored Upstate in the paint 30-8, but the Spartans overcame that by hitting 10-of-26 threes and scoring six more points at the free throw line.
• Tech blocked a season-high six shots.
• No Tech player played as many as 30 minutes against Upstate, the fourth time this season that has occurred.
• Chris Bolden led Tech in scoring for the first time this season and was the Yellow Jackets’ only double-figure scorer with 10 points. He also had four assists, four rebounds, two steals and just one turnover in 19 minutes.
• Jorgenson made his sixth 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.
• Tech’s three primary bigs (Cox, Mitchell, Sampson) combined for 17 points after getting 30 at Northwestern.