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Post-Game Notes: Louisville 75, Georgia Tech 71

Jan. 24, 2016

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• Georgia Tech starting lineup: Georges-Hunt, Jorgenson, Smith, Mitchell, White
• First subs for Georgia Tech: Jacobs for White at the 17:16 mark of the first half
• On the floor for Georgia Tech at the end: Jackson, Jorgenson, Lammers, Smith, Stephens
• Opening tap won by Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has won the opening tap 11 times in 19 games this season.
• Series record vs. Louisville: Georgia Tech is 13-17 overall, 7-5 at home, 0-2 at McCamish Pavilion, 0-2 under Brian Gregory, 1-6 vs. Rick Pitino
• Current series streak: Georgia Tech lost the last four meetings
• Georgia Tech is 9-3 at McCamish Pavilion this season, 38-24 in its fourth season in the building, 38-24 under Brian Gregory
• Georgia Tech’s next game: January 27, 2016, at NC State, 8 p.m. ET [ACC Network], PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.

TEAM NOTES
• Georgia Tech started its third different lineup of the season, replacing Quinton Stephens with Travis Jorgenson from the Yellow Jackets starting five of the last three games. Jorgenson made his first start of the season and 28th of his Tech career.
• Tech led 39-32 at the half, the fourth time in six ACC games it has led at the half. The Yellow Jackets are 1-2 when they have led at the half in conference play, 9-5 overall this season.
• This was Georgia Tech’s fifth halftime lead of 10 points or more, including a 35-24 advantage against Virginia on Jan. 9. It was Tech’s third 40-point-plus half in an ACC game this season, the 13th this season.
• Georgia Tech also led 74-64 with 4:32 remaining in the game, and for the second straight time in the series with Virginia Tech, watched a 10-point lead evaporate into a loss in the final five minutes. Tech is 11-2 this season when leading with five minutes to go, 58-12 under Brian Gregory.
• After getting no fast-break points at Notre Dame, Georgia Tech scored 28 in transition against Virginia Tech and 14 against Louisville. Tech had reached double digits in that category only twice in 13 games before Virginia Tech.
• Tech also has scored 30 points off opponent’s turnovers in the last two games after accumulating only 21 in the three games before that.
• Tech went over 10 turnovers for the second straight game (11 vs. Louisville), but still rank fourth in the ACC and 12th nationally at 10.3 per game, 9.5 in conference games. Nationally, the Jackets have improved from 195th in the nation last year.
• Tech out-rebounded Louisville, the ACC’s top rebounding team, 41-33 . The Yellow Jackets have out-rebounded 15 of their 19 opponents, with two ties, this season; and four of six ACC foes. Tech remains fourth in the ACC and is 22nd in the nation in rebound margin (+8.2 per game).
• Tech took 14 offensive rebounds and converted them into 15 second-chance points. The Jackets are fourth in the ACC and 27th nationally in offensive rebounds per game (13.7).
• Tech had only nine assists against 11 turnovers, the first time the Yellow Jackets have had fewer assists than turnovers since Dec. 19 at Georgia, and for only the sixth time this season. The Jackets are 38th nationally in that category (+1.4 per game) after finishing the 2014-15 season 244th.
• Tech made just 4-of-13 three-point attempts in the game, and are just 13-of-47 in the last three games. The Yellow Jackets still lead the ACC in three-point percentage against conference foes (39.2). They are fifth in the ACC and 72nd nationally in three-point percentage (37.0) in all games.
• Tech scored 71 points and shot 42.1 percent from the floor against a Louisville team that leads the ACC in scoring defense (58.8 ppg) and field goal percentage defense (36.4).
• Tech still came up on the short end of the free-throw comparison, but was nearly even for the game (19-of-23 to Louisville’s 15-of-25). Still, the Jackets have been out-scored from the line in ACC games, 134-74, this season, 100-33 in the second half of those games.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 23 points in 28 minutes against Louisville before fouling out with 1:01 remaining. It was his second consecutive 20+ game, sixth of this season, 15th of his career.
• Georges-Hunt went 12-for-12 from the free throw line, matching his career-best for free throws made, and was the first player since Daniel Miller went 12-for-12 against Maryland on 2/27/13 to have a perfect game with as many free throws.
• Georges-Hunt improved his career scoring total to 1,428 points and moved past Lenny Horton (1,411 from 1977-80) into 18th place on Georgia Tech’s all-time scoring list. He has passed 17 players on that list this season.
• Georges-Hunt has scored in double figures in 15 of 19 games this season, 78 of 113 games in his career (37 ACC games).
Nick Jacobs logged his fourth straight double-digit game off the bench, scoring 16 points, and hitting 6-of-10 shots from the floor. Jacobs has averaged 14.3 points (23-for-42 from the floor) and 6.8 rebounds over that stretch.
• Jacobs also grabbed 10 rebounds, his first game in double digits in the board as a Tech player, and his first double-double. Jacobs has five double-digit rebound games at Alabama, three double-doubles.
Charles Mitchell grabbed 10 rebounds, his 14th double-digit board game of the season and 33rd of his career. He remains the ACC leader in rebound average in all games (10.9), but is sixth in ACC games (9.5).
Ben Lammers, the “Laminator,” blocked two more shots against Louisville, and is tied for second in the ACC in blocks per game (2.0) vs. conference opponents. The Jackets’ leading shot-blocker with 26, despite playing only 15 minutes a game, has 15 in his last seven games.
Adam Smith hit only one three in five attempts (5-for-12 overall), and is 6-for-23 in Georgia Tech’s last three games. But he scored in double digits (12 points) for the ninth time in 10 games and for the 15th time this season. He also committed his first turnover in six ACC games (192 minutes).
• Smith has made at least one in every game this season and in his last 21 straight games dating back to last season. He had made at least three treys in eight straight games before the Virginia Tech game. He has made at least one in 88 of 97 games in his career for a total of 226 after the Notre Dame game. His career total would rank seventh all-time Georgia Tech had he played his entire career here.
• Smith leads the ACC in three-pointers per game (4.00 in ACC games, 3.26 in all games) and third in percentage this season (43.6 percent in ACC games, 43.7 percent in all games). He ranks 18th nationally in three-pointers per game and 35th in percentage.
• In 18 games, Smith has made more three-pointers (62) than Tech’s leader in each of the first four seasons under Brian Gregory. They are the most since Brian Oliver accumulated 63 (in 36 games) in the 2009-10 season.

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