No. 25 Florida State beats cold-shooting Georgia Tech 59-49
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann each scored 12 points, and No. 25 Florida State won its third straight game Saturday with a 59-49 victory over Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets failed to score in the last 4:14.
This was the lowest point total by a Florida State opponent this season and it ties the lowest output by Georgia Tech in a game this season.
Gueye’s big putback leads Ga Tech past Notre Dame 63-61
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech was back at full strength.
The Yellow Jackets are also back on the winning track.
Abdoulaye Gueye had a huge putback with 52 seconds left, Jose Alvarado hit two clutch free throws and Georgia Tech held off Notre Dame for a 63-61 victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday night.
Alvarado and James Banks III scored 16 points apiece to lead the Yellow Jackets (11-8, 3-3), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
No. 9 Virginia Tech holds off Georgia Tech 52-49
ATLANTA (AP) — Ahmed Hill scored 15 points, Kerry Blackshear Jr. added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Virginia Tech overcame a terrible shooting performance to beat Georgia Tech 52-49 on Wednesday night.
The Hokies (14-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their ninth straight game for the school's best start to a season since the 1982-83 team had an identical record. They never trailed after Georgia Tech led in the first minute.
Gueye sparks Georgia Tech to 87-57 rout of Kennesaw State
ATLANTA (AP) — Abdoulaye Gueye stopped trying to play like a Hall of Famer and then played kind of like one Friday afternoon when he came off the bench to tie a career-high with 16 points with eight rebounds Friday to spark Georgia Tech in an 87-57 blowout win over Kennesaw State.
Georgia Tech’s James Banks eligible after Texas transfer
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech forward James Banks, a transfer from Texas, has been granted immediate eligibility from the NCAA.
The 6-foot-8 Banks played two seasons at Texas, averaging 1.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. He will have two years of eligibility with the Yellow Jackets without having to sit out a season.
Banks, a native of Decatur, Georgia, played in 32 games as a freshman and 14 games as a sophomore at Texas. He attended La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, as a high school senior.
Georgia Tech Preview-Capsule
Last season: 13-19, went 6-12 in league play to finish 13th.
Nickname: Yellow Jackets.
Coach: Josh Pastner.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's gone: Guard Josh Okogie, center Ben Lammers, guard Tadric Jackson.
Pastner looks beyond this year to make Georgia Tech relevant
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Pastner calls his third season at Georgia Tech "the bridge year" for his program.
Knowing there's little chance the Yellow Jackets will finish at .500 or better in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Pastner has turned his attention to developing young players in hopes of making next year's team relevant in league play.
Georgia Tech went 13-19 last season, 6-12 in the ACC, and that was with Josh Okogie, Ben Lammers and Tadric Jackson leading the team in scoring and rebounding.
Alvarado shines as Georgia Tech pulls away from Yale, 74-60
ATLANTA (AP) — It took a while to get comfortable, but Jose Alvardo warmed up in the second half and scored 16 of his career-matching best 23 points to send Georgia Tech past Yale, 74-60 on Saturday night.
Josh Okogie added 20 points and Abdoulaye Gueye chipped in a career-high 14 for Tech (8-7).
The game was tight through the first half as the Yellow Jackets rode a 7-0 closing run for a 37-33 halftime advantage.
Lammers helps Georgia Tech avoid upset, 65-62
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech senior center Ben Lammers narrowly missed his first career triple-double Sunday with 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 65-62 win over Bethune-Cookman.
Freshman Jose Alvarado added 18 points to help Georgia Tech (1-1) move to 31-0 against schools from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. But Bethune-Cookman (1-3) made the Yellow Jackets work in their home opener.
Okogie, Lammers help Pastner win Georgia Tech debut
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Okogie scored 18 points, Ben Lammers added 15 points and coach Josh Pastner won his Georgia Tech debut with a 70-55 victory over Tennessee Tech on Friday night.
Quentin Stephens finished with 12 points and six rebounds for the Yellow Jackets.
Lammers' output was a career high, as were his five blocks. Okogie was 7 for 9 from the field and had five rebounds.
Micaiah Henry finished with 15 points and Ja'Cardo Hawkins added 10 points for Tennessee Tech.