THE FLATS – Fifty-two percent field-objective shooting, 48-percent shooting from downtown, and a 15-0 second-half run drove Georgia Tech men’s b-ball to a blistering beginning to its preseason displays as it steered Georgia College 98-76 on Sunday evening at McCamish Pavilion.
On account of dynamite ball development (21 helps on 35 made field objectives), the Yellow Jackets were driven by six twofold digit scorers on the evening, beat by junior Bubba Parham’s 15 (5-for-5 from three), while the Bobcats were driven by junior watchman Jordan Thomas (26 points). Additionally arriving at twofold digits for Tech unpleasantly was Jose Alvarado (14), Khalid Moore and Evan Cole (13) and Moses Wright (12).
Cole completed with a twofold, driving Tech with 11 bounce back as the Jackets demonstrated genuine ability down low. The Jackets won the bouncing back game by and large 51-26, while likewise getting 16 additional opportunity focuses on the day also.
The Yellow Jackets are back in real life next Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern time with another show game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
- Georgia Tech beginning lineup: Jose Alvarado, Shembari Phillips, Khalid Moore, Moses Wright, James Banks III
- Tech’s beginning five in the game consolidated to hit 19-of-32 shots from the floor. Wright was 5-of-6, Moore was 3-of-4, Banks was 4-of-6 and Alvarado was 6-of-10.
- Each of the 10 of Georgia Tech’s accessible grant players contended in the opening half. Michael Devoe, who missed the initial three weeks of preseason work on rehabbing toe damage, was held out as an insurance. Jordan Usher, an exchange from Southern California, isn’t qualified to play until Dec. 18 versus Ball State.
- Every one of the 10 grant players scored in any event one field objective, and five players arrived at twofold figures in scoring.
- Georgia Tech thumped down its initial six field objective endeavors in the game and completed the main half at 58.8 percent, and 52.2 percent for the game from the floor.
- Tech associated on 11 three-point field objectives in the game, made by five distinct players. The Jackets hit twofold digits in threes twice last season – 12 in the opener versus Lamar and 11 at Virginia Tech. Against Georgia College, their threes were part about uniformly significantly, five in the initial, six in the second.
- Each of the five of Tech’s non-grant players saw activity in the last 1:18 of the game. Junior gatekeeper Malachi Rice was the just one to make the scoring segment, hitting a couple of free tosses.
PASTNER’S KEY METRICS
- Helps to made field objectives: Tech helped on 21 of its 35 field objectives (precisely 60 percent) and eight players had in any event one. The Jackets completed last season at 57.4 percent by and large (46th in the country) and 56.4 percent in ACC games. Tech’s daily objective is 60 percent.
- Free tosses made to adversaries’ endeavors: Tech went 17-of-26 from the free toss line, while Georgia College was 7-of-9, achieving its daily strategic making more free tosses than the adversary endeavors. The Jackets are 39-17 under Josh Pastner when endeavoring more free tosses than the rival.
- Turnovers: Tech found the middle value of 14.3 turnovers per game in ACC play, and just constrained 11.3, a year ago. Focus on every night is to submit 11 or less, which Tech met just multiple times all season (all in the last four games). Additional telling for Tech under Josh Pastner is that when Tech has submitted less turnovers than its adversary, it is 22-15. At the point when it has submitted more, it is 23-30.
- Gatekeeper bouncing back: Tech’s players outside of Banks, Cole and Wright gathered 14 of the Jackets’ 33 protective bounce back.
- VMI move Bubba Parham promptly showed why he was such a hazardous shooter in the Southern Conference, depleting every one of the five three-point field objectives they endeavored. They drove the Jackets with 15 points.
- Evan Cole, who is James Banks’ reinforcement at the inside position, posted a twofold with 13 points and 11 bounce back. The 6-10 junior has one twofold, authoritatively, in their profession (10/10 versus Wake Forest as a rookie).
- First year recruit Asanti Price went only 1-for-9 from the floor (a three-pointer), yet posted Tech’s top in addition to/less figure in the game (+24). He had four helps, a blocked shot and two bounce back in 23:58, driving the Jackets in minutes.