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Post-Game Notes

Dec. 3, 2016

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  • Georgia Tech starting lineup: Okogie, Stephens, Lammers, Heath, Heyward
  • First subs for Georgia Tech: Jackson and Matthews for Heyward and Okogie, 15:59-1st half
  • On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Heath, Matthews, McCormick, Ogbonda, Price
  • Opening tap won by Tennessee. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap in five of seven games this season.
  • Series record vs. Tennessee: Georgia Tech is 28-43 overall, 9-25 on the road, 1-1 at Thompson-Boling Arena, 0-1 under Josh Pastner, 4-6 vs. Rick Barnes
  • Current series streak: Tennessee won the last meeting
  • Georgia Tech is 4-1 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 47-27 in its fifth season in the building, 4-1 under Josh Pastner
  • Georgia Tech’s next game: December 7, 2016, at VCU, 7 p.m., Siegel Center, Richmond, Va. [ESPNU]



  • Due to an illness that sidelined freshman Justin Moore, Tech used its third different starting lineup of the season. Josh Heath replaced Justin Moore in the starting five against Tennessee.
  • Tech played all 11 of its available scholarship players. Freshman Christian Matthews (13 minutes) and graduate transfers Kellen McCormick (9) and Jodan Price (7) each played career high minutes in a Tech uniform.
  • Tech trailed at the half for the second straight game, this time by its largest margin (42-25). The Jackets had not trailed by more than eight points in their first six games.
  • Tech’s 58 points were a season low, and its 81 points surrendered was a season-high.
  • Tech shot a season-low 32.7 percent from the floor. The Yellow Jackets have hit less than 40 percent in each of its losses (34.2 percent combined).
  • Tech assisted on 12 of its 18 made field goals (66.7 percent.), meeting its stated goal (60 percent), and stands at 59.4 percent for the season.
  • Tech connected on 6-of-13 from three-point range (46.2 percent), but just 12-for-42 (28.6 percent) from inside the arc. The Jackets are 23-for-51 from long distance in their last four games, 38.4 percent for the season.
  • Tech was out-rebounded by Tennessee, 37-31, and has been out-rebounded three times in seven games.
  • Tech went 16-for-20 from the free throw line, and is 21-of-27 in its last two games, 65 percent for the season.
  • Tech has shot 40 percent from three-point range and 76.1 percent from the foul line in its three losses combined, but just 32.7 percent from inside the three-point line.
  • Tech’s 19 turnovers were a season high, and Tennessee scored 20 points from those. Tech has surrendered 66 points off 51 turnovers in its last three games.
  • Tech blocked only two shots (Ben Lammers 1), season lows for both.



  • Josh Heath started for the first time this season, making his 22nd start in a Tech uniform and the 30th of his career. He went 0-for-7 with four assists in 36 minutes.
  • Quinton Stephens scored in double figures (15 points) for the sixth time in seven games, hitting 6-of-13 shots from the floor and three triples
  • Ben Lammers reached double figures in scoring for the seventh time in seven games with 10 points (3-of-7 FG, 4-for-4 FT), and also recorded his fifth double-double this season with 14 rebounds. Lammers is 24-for-39 from the floor in his last three games and has hit 60 percent for the season.
  • Lammers blocked only one Tennessee, giving him 33 in seven games (4.7 per game). He came into the game also leading the nation in blocks per game.
  • Josh Okogie had a poor shooting night (3-for-9), but still scored 11 points to notch his sixth double-figure effort in seven games. He remains Tech’s scoring average leader (17.0 ppg).
  • Freshman Christian Matthews received his first extensive playing time of the season and scored 14 points in just 13 minutes on the floor. He went 4-for-7 from the floor (2-for-3 on threes) and 4-for-5 from the foul line.


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