Feb. 5, 2015
• Opening tip: won by Georgia Tech (Jackets have won 13 of 22 opening tips this season)
• First subs for Georgia Tech: Stephens for Georges-Hunt (injury) at 18:19 in the first half
• On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Bolden, Georges-Hunt, Heath, Jackson, Sampson
• Series record vs. Duke: Tech is 23-69 overall, 5-34 on the road, 5-34 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, 19-56 as ACC members, 0-5 under Brian Gregory
• Current series streak: Duke has won the last seven games in the series
• Georgia Tech is 2-6 on the road this season, 13-29 under Brian Gregory
• Georgia Tech’s next game: Wake Forest, Feb. 7, 12 noon, McCamish Pavilion [RSN/ESPN3, 680 AM, 93.7 FM, Sirius 135, XM 193]
• Tech utilized 10 players against Duke, and all of them scored. Brian Gregory has used at least nine players in every game this season, at least 10 in nine games.
• Head coach Brian Gregory has utilized seven different lineups this season. Only Georges-Hunt has started all 22 games for Tech this season, and nine different players have started at least one game.
• Virginia defeated Tech by 29 points, but the Yellow Jackets’ other eight conference defeats have come by a total of 32 points (4.0 points per game), two of those in overtime. Tech’s other eight ACC losses have come by seven, one, seven, three, five, two, one and six points. The seven-point loss at Notre Dame was a double-overtime defeat.
• Tech trailed 38-34 at halftime, the eighth time this season the Jackets have trailed at the half. Tech is 1-7 when trailing at the half, 12-42 under Brian Gregory.
• Tech shot its second-best percentage from the floor (46.4 pct.) this season, surpassed only by the 56.8 percent it shot at Miami last week. In its last four games, Tech has converted 44.3 percent of its field goals, and 51 percent in its last two road games.
• Tech went 8-for-11 from three-point range against Duke, matching a season best for threes made (8 vs. Boston College), and posting its best percentage of success in any game under Brian Gregory (previous best 60 pct. at NC State on 1/11/12).
• Tech is 23-for-61 (37.7 pct.) from three-point range in its last four games since going 0-for-12 at Virginia.
• Tech was out-rebounded by Duke, 40-33, only the third ACC foe to beat Tech on the boards and third overall (Wake Forest and Virginia were the other two). The Jackets entered the Duke game 8th in the nation in rebound margin (now +8.0 per game, +4.9 per game in conference play).
• Tech grabbed 10 offensive rebounds and scored 11 points off those against the Blue Devils. The Jackets rank 10th nationally with more than 14 offensive rebounds per game. Tech averages 12.6 second-chance points per game, 11.9 in ACC games
• Tech shot 6-for-12 from the free throw line against Duke, dropping its conversion rate in ACC games to 72.7 percent and its season norm to 67.6. The Jackets rank second in the ACC on conversation rate in conference games.
• Tech’s three primary big men (Cox, Mitchell, Sampson) just 16 of Tech’s 66 points (8-for-19 FG), and the Jackets were outscored 40-30 in the paint.
• Duke entered the game fourth in the ACC in three-point percentage (37.6 pct.) and third in threes per game (7.48), but went just 5-for-18 against the Yellow Jackets.
• Tech has yielded 42 threes in 190 attempts (22.1 pct.) in its wins this season, 82 threes in 210 attempts (39.0 pct.) in its losses.
• Chris Bolden led Tech in scoring for the second time this season with 16 points, tying his career high in threes with four and hitting 6-for-9 from the floor overall. It was his highest scoring game since he hit his career best of 21 at Miami on 3/6/13.
• Bolden has averaged 10.3 points over Tech’s last four games, hitting 16-of-36 shots from the floor, 8-of-21 threes.
• Bolden has scored in double digits in three of his four career games against Duke, including a 20-point game as a freshman in which he went 7-for-13 from the floor and hit four threes. He has averaged 12.8 points against the Blue Devils and hit 17-of-34 shots from the floor (10-of-19 from three-point range).
• Marcus Georges-Hunt scored in double digits for the fourth straight game, 16th time this season, 56th of his career and 25th time in an ACC game.
• In his last four games, Georges-Hunt has averaged 20.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists. He has shot 57.1 percent from the floor (28-for-49), 50 percent on threes (4-for-8) and 77.8 percent from the free throw line (21-for-27).
• Georges-Hunt is hitting 46.8 percent of his shots from inside the three-point line this season.
• Demarco Cox notched is third straight double-digit game, the 11th one this season. He has five double-digit scoring games in ACC games. Cox had only five double-digit games in 102 games at Ole Miss. Cox has averaged 10.7 points and 7.0 rebounds over his last three games.
• Travis Jorgenson scored six points and has averaged nearly nine points over his last three games, hitting 9-for-14 shots from the floor.
• Freshman Tadric Jackson scored seven points, his highest scoring game since Dec. 23 at Dayton (12 pts). He also hit a pair of threes, his most since getting three against Marquette on Nov. 27.
• Freshman Ben Lammers tied a career best with four rebounds and scored only his second basket of the ACC season.
• Cox’s 10 rebounds against NC State were a high for him in a Tech uniform. His career best is 13, ironically against Tech last year.
• Robert Sampson grabbed six rebounds, the 19th time this season he has taken five or more. He ranks among the top 20 in the ACC in rebound average with 6.3.