Jan. 23, 2015
• Opening tip: won by Virginia (Jackets have won 11 of 18 opening tips this season)
• First subs for Georgia Tech: Heath, Jackson, Sampson for Heyward, Jorgenson, Mitchell at 16:28 in the first half
• On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Gueye, Heath, Heyward, Jackson, Lammers
• Series record vs. Virginia: Tech leads 39-37 overall, trails 11-21 on the road, trails 1-5 at John Paul Jones Arena
• Current series streak: Virginia has won the last three games of the series
• Georgia Tech is 1-5 on the road this season, 12-28 under Brian Gregory
• Georgia Tech’s next game: Boston College, Jan. 25, 1 p.m., McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Ga. [RSN/ESPN3, 680 AM, 93.7 FM, Sirius 134, XM 193]
• Travis Jorgenson and Corey Heyward started in the backcourt for Tech against Virginia, Jorgenson replacing Heath to mark the fifth starting lineup the Jackets have used this season. Only Marcus Georges-Hunt and Charles Mitchell have started all 17 games for Tech this season.
• Tech was out-rebounded by Virginia, 36-33, marking just the second time the Jackets have been out-rebounded this season (Wake Forest was the other on Jan. 7, and Northwestern tied Tech on the boards.). The Jackets entered this game 10th in the nation in rebound margin (now +8.6 per game, +4.5 per game in conference play).
• Tech’s 28 points were its fewest scored in a game since tallying 28 against Tennessee on Feb. 7, 1947. Tech’s previous low since the Yellow Jackets joined the ACC was 36 against Miami in the ACC Tournament on March 8, 2012.
• Tech’s 28 points also marked the lowest point total in an ACC regular season game ever, the lowest point total by a team in an ACC game in the shot clock era, and tied for the fifth lowest point total by a team in an ACC game ever.
• Tech’s 12 field goals also were its fewest in that time period (13 vs. Miami on Jan. 18, 2014 and twice vs. Auburn in the 1960s). Its 24.5-percent success rate vs. Virginia was the seventh lowest in program history.
• Tech failed to score a three-point field goal for the first time in 311 games, dating back to an 0-for-5 effort at Duke on Feb. 23, 2005. It was the 13th time since the shot was instituted that the Yellow Jackets failed to make one, and the sixth time in an ACC game. Tech had shot 16-for-38 (42.1 pct.) in the three games coming into the Virginia game.
• Tech committed just 10 turnovers against Virginia, the third-lowest total of the season for the Jackets, who also recorded a season-low two assists.
• Tech also committed a season-low eight personal fouls.
• The 29-point margin of defeat was the largest for Tech since falling 70-38 to the Cavaliers on Jan. 19, 2012. In fact, Tech’s three largest margins of defeat in the last three-plus seasons (32, 29 and 28 points) have all come against Virginia.
• Tech had lost its first five ACC games by seven, one, seven, three and five points (an average of 4.6 points per game). The seven-point loss at Notre Dame was a double-overtime defeat. Only one other Tech loss this season has come by more than seven points. In fact, only two of Tech’s nine wins have come by more than nine points.
• Tech had 10 offensive rebounds but scored only four points off them. The Jackets rank eighth in the nation in offensive rebounds (14.67 per game, in all games and vs. ACC teams).
• Tech’s three primary bigs (Cox, Mitchell, Sampson) scored 10 of Tech’s 28 points (4-of-13 FG), and the Jackets scored 20 points in the paint.
• Tech utilized all 12 of its eligible scholarship players against Virginia, none playing more than 29 minutes. None scored in double figures, yet nine of the 12 scored at least one point. Brian Gregory has used at least nine players in every game this season, at least 10 in eight games.
• Tech went 4-for-8 from the free throw line against Virginia and is hitting 72.7 percent in ACC games, 94-for-127 (74.0 pct.) in its last nine games. The Jackets have attempted just 14.1 free throws per game over that span, compared to 23 per game over its first nine games.
• Tech has yielded 36 threes in 164 attempts (22 pct.) in its nine wins this season, 58 threes in 150 attempts (38.6 pct.) in its nine losses. Tech entered the Virginia game 26th nationally and fifth in the ACC in three-point percentage defense.
• Travis Jorgenson had one assist and no turnovers. He has 40 assists and just 12 turnovers in his last nine games, 20 and nine in ACC games, and 55 and 23 for the season. He ranks sixth in the ACC in assist/turnover ratio.
• Robert Sampson grabbed seven rebounds, the 13th time this season he has taken six or more.
• Charles Mitchell went 3-for-4 from the floor and is hitting a team-high 53.9 percent for the season.
• Quinton Stephens went scoreless (0-for-8 FG, 0-for-4 on 3s) for just the second time this season.
• Marcus Georges-Hunt went 3-for-9 from the floor and is just 5-for-24 in Tech’s last three games.