Dec. 23, 2015
– MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• Opening tap won by Georgia Tech. Tech has won the opening tap five times in 12 games this season.
• Georgia Tech starting lineup: Heath, Georges-Hunt, Smith, Mitchell, White
• First subs for Georgia Tech: Jorgenson, Lammers at the 14:22 mark of the first half
• On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Heyward, Jackson, Lammers, Rowland, Stephens
• Series record vs. Colgate: Tech is 1-0 overall, 1-0 in Atlanta, 1-0 at McCamish Pavilion, 1-0 under Brian Gregory, 1-0 vs. Matt Langel
• Current series streak: Georgia Tech won the last meeting
• Georgia Tech is 7-1 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 36-22 in the fourth season in the building, 36-22 under Brian Gregory
• Georgia Tech’s next game: December 29, 2015 vs. Duquesne, 7 p.m. ET, McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Ga.
• Georgia Tech improved to 8-2 when leading at the half this season. Only against Villanova did the Yellow Jackets trail at intermission, and the Jackets were tied against VCU.
• James White made his second straight start in place of Nick Jacobs in the Tech frontcourt. Tech had started the same five players for the first 10 games – Georges-Hunt, Heath, Smith, Jacobs and Mitchell.
• Tech’s 55.9-percent shooting from the floor was its third-highest of the season behind the 60.3 percent the Yellow Jackets shot against Cornell and the 56.0 percent against Green Bay. The Jackets were equally good in each half – 54.8 percent in the first, 57.1 percent in the second.
• Tech had only five three-point field goals in the game, but they came on 13 attempts for 38.5 percent. The Jackets are hitting 35.3 percent of their threes this season, and have made 35 percent or better in six straight games.
• Tech out-rebounded Colgate, 34-21, marking ninth time in 12 games the Yellow Jackets out-rebounded their opponent (one tie at Georgia). The Jackets have a plus-10.8 rebounding advantage for the season, having come into the game 14th in the nation and second in the ACC in that category.
• Tech had just seven turnovers in the game, the fifth time this season the Jackets have stayed under 10 and the second game in a row. Nationally, the Jackets have improved from 195th in the nation last year to 44th this year (10.9 per game).
• Tech assisted on 16 of its 33 field goals and improved its season assist average as a team to 14.8. The Jackets entered the game ranked 107th nationally in that category after finishing the 2014-15 season 244th.
• Tech pulled 12 rebounds from the offensive glass on only 26 missed shots and cashed those in for 16 second-chance points. Tech is averaging 16.5 second-chance points this season compared to 12.7 in 2014-15.
• Tech exceeded 70 points for the fifth time in six games and for the eightth time this season. Tech scored 70 or more only six times last season. The Yellow Jackets are 8-0 this season when scoring 70 points or more, 37-12 under Brian Gregory.
• Tech has averaged 69.1 offensive possessions this season compared to 63.1 last season. Its team offensive efficiency rating is 113.2 compared to 97.2 last season.
• Tech also has made improvements in points off turnovers (13.9 compared to 13.0 last season), second-chance points (16.5 to 12.7), points in the paint (33.3 to 32.2) and fast break points (10.5 to 8.3).
• Tech used all 12 available players in the game, and 10 of them scored.
• Adam Smith scored a season- and a game-high 20 points and reached double figures for the ninth time this season. He reached double-digits by the 4-minute mark of the first half and had 12 at the half (5-7 FG). He has scored in double figures 56 times in his career.
• Smith knocked down three threes and has 18 in Tech’s last six games. Smith has made at least one in every game this season and in his last 14 straight games dating back to last season. He has made at least one in 81 of 90 games in his career for a total of 198 after tonight. Smith entered tonight’s game fourth in the ACC in three-pointers per game and sixth in percentage this season.
• In 12 games, Smith has made more three-pointers (34) than Tech’s leader – Quinton Stephens with 32 – made all of last season. Tech’s leaders the last four years under Coach Gregory have been Stephens’ 32 last year, Trae Golden with 46 in 2013-14, and Mfon Udofia with 38 in 2012-13 and 35 in 2011-12.
• Charles Mitchell earned his 25th double-digit scoring game in a Tech uniform, and 41st of his career. He had 10 points by the 8-minute mark of the first half (4-5 FG, 2-3 FT) and finished with 18, his most since getting 18 against Arkansas on Nov. 26.
• Travis Jorgenson matched his career high with six assists and had no turnovers in the game. He dished six three times before.
• Jorgenson and Josh Heath combined for 10 assists and no turnovers against Colgate, continuing a trend this season in which they have 81 assists and 21 turnovers collectively, a ratio of 3.86-1. Tech has a 1.36-1 ratio as a team.
• Mitchell (8-for-10) and Smith (8-for-11) went 16-for-21 from the floor combined.
• Tech’s four big men combined to go 15-of-23 from the floor.
• Marcus Georges-Hunt scored just seven points and failed to reach double digits for just the third time this season. He remains in 25th place on Tech’s all-time scoring list, and now has 1,289 career points. He needs seven points to reach 24th place, held by Michael Maddox (1,303).