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Post-Game Notes: Georgia Tech 76, Tulane 68

Dec. 7, 2015

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• Opening tap won by Tulane. Tech has won the opening tap three times in eight games this season.
• Georgia Tech starting lineup: Heath, Georges-Hunt, Smith, Jacobs, Mitchell
• First subs for Georgia Tech: Jorgenson, Stephens at the 14:58 mark of the first half
• On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Georges-Hunt, Heath, Jackson, Jorgenson, Mitchell
• Series record vs. Tulane: Tech is 37-33 overall, 10-22 on the road, 8-20 at Fogelman Arena, 2-1 under Brian Gregory, 2-1 vs. Ed Conroy
• Current series streak: Tech won the last two meetings
• Georgia Tech is 4-1 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 33-22 in the fourth season in the building, 33-22 under Brian Gregory
• Georgia Tech’s next game: December 15, 2015 vs. VCU, 9 p.m. ET, McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Ga.

• Georgia Tech led the game 39-38 at the half. Tech is 6-1 this season when it has the lead at intermission, 49-21 under Brian Gregory.
• Tech held Tulane to 38.5-percent shooting in the second half, and has held its last two opponents to a collective 35.8 percent (19-for-53) after intermission. That included a 3-for-12 rate from three-point range.
• Tech committed just 10 turnovers in the game, the fourth time this season the Yellow Jackets have finished the game with 10 or fewer. The Yellow Jackets have committed just 18 turnovers over their last two games, and their season rate of 11.1 per game is 1.6 fewer than last season. Four Tech players have turnover rated of under two per 40 minutes.
• Tech had more assists than turnovers for the fifth time in seven games. The Yellow Jackets have a 1.46-1 assist-turnover ratio this season, which was eighth in the ACC entering tonight’s game.
• Tech out-rebounded Tulane, 38-37, the seventh time in eight games and the 79th time in 132 games under Brian Gregory that the Jackets have out-rebounded their opponent. Tech is 49-40 in those games. The Jackets have a plus-12.4 rebounding advantage for the season, ranking sixth in the nation and second in the ACC in that category.
• Tech pulled 11 rebounds from the offensive glass and cashed those in for 15 second-chance points. Tech is averaging 17.1 second-chance points this season compared to 12.7 in 2014-15.
• Tech went 10-for-14 from the free throw line and is at 69.9 percent for the season.
• Tech had a season-low six assists on its 30 made field goals tonight, reflecting Tech’s need to score one-on-one against the Tulane defense. The Jackets have 122 assists on 241 made field goals for the season, 50.6 percent of its field goals made. Tech has an average of 15.3 assists per game, fifth in the ACC.
• Tech is averaging 81.0 points per game, its highest figure since the 1990-91 season, and converting 46.7 percent of its field goal tries this season, its highest since 2007-08.
• Tech has averaged 70 offensive possessions in seven games this season compared to 63.1 last season. Its team offensive efficiency rating is 115.6 compared to 97.2 last season.
• Tech also has made major improvements in points off turnovers (14.4 compared to 13.0 last season), second-chance points (17.1 to 12.7), points in the paint (36.0 to 32.2) and fast break points (11.2 to 8.3).
• Tech’s four big men – Nick Jacobs, Charles Mitchell, Ben Lammers, James White – went 14-for-28 from the floor against Tulane and are just 33-for-71 in the last three games. They are 116-for-198 for the season (58.5 percent). Mitchell is hitting 61.3 percent of his field goal tries (2nd in the ACC), and Jacobs has made 49.3 percent. Lammers is 18-for-25 (72.0 pct.) and White is 15-for-43 (45.5 percent).
• Tech used 10 available players in the game, and seven of them scored.
• Tech’s point guard tandem of Josh Heath and Travis Jorgenson had three assists and zero turnovers against Tulane. For the season, they have 54 assists and 15 turnovers for a 3.6-1 ratio. Tech has a 1.37-1 team ratio, ninth in the ACC.

Nick Jacobs reached double digits for the first time in four games (Nov. 22 vs. ETSU) and for the fifth time this season with 15 points (7-for-13 FG). He had 13 by halftime, hitting 6-of-7 field goals, including an and-1 play. His missed a double-double by one rebound
Charles Mitchell ran his double-double streak to eight games this season with 14 points and 14 rebounds. It was his 15th double-double in a Tech uniform and 20th for his career.
• Mitchell reached double digits in scoring for the 10th straight game dating back to last season. It was his 23rd double-digit game in a Tech uniform, and the 39th of his career. He has made 61.3 percent of his field goal tries this season to rank second in the ACC.
• It was Mitchell’s 27th career double-figure rebound game. He improved his ACC-leading rebound average to 13.0 per game and ranks sixthin the nation. • Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 19 points and reached double figures for the 69th time in 102 career games at Georgia Tech. It was his first double-digit game since Arkansas on Nov. 26 and sixth of the year.
• Georges-Hunt stands in 28th place on Tech’s all-time scoring list, and now has 1,244 career points. He needs nine to reach Drew Barry, who has 27th place with 1,253.
Adam Smith reached double digits for the sixth time in eight games, scoring 13 points and hitting three of Tech’s six threes in the game.
• Smith went 3-for-8 from three-point distance in the game, updating his season success rate to 43.4 percent (23-for-53). Smith ranked third in the ACC in three-pointers made per game and eighth in percentage. He has made at least one three in each game this season and ran his personal streak of games with a three to 10 going back to last season. He has made at least one in 77 of 86 games for his college career.
Travis Jorgenson posted his fourth zero-turnover game of the season (23 minutes) and has just five for the season, a rate of 1.5 per 40 minutes which is the lowest on the team.
Quinton Stephens scored eight points in just 10 minutes before fouling out. Stephens has averaged 19.8 points per 40 minutes this season, tied for third on the team.
• Tech’s top five scorers this season – Marcus Georges-Hunt, Charles Mitchell, Adam Smith, Nick Jacobs and Quinton Stephens – have hit a combined 77.4 percent (96-for-124) of their charity tosses this season. They went 10-for-13 against Tulane.


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