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Okogie, Lammers power Georgia Tech past Tulane

ATLANTA (AP) Josh Okogie hasn't needed much time to show coach Josh Pastner that he can score from anywhere on the floor.

''I feel like if I'm able to keep playing hard, I'll be able to keep producing for my team,'' Okogie said. ''Coach expressed that to me as well. He said that I've got to get offensive rebounds and putbacks.''

Okogie set a Georgia Tech freshman scoring record with 38 points, Ben Lammers added 19 points and 12 rebounds and the Yellow Jackets beat Tulane 82-68 on Saturday night.

Quinton Stephens had 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Jackets (4-1) finished a five-game home stand to begin its first season under Pastner.

Cameron Reynolds finished with 20 points to lead Tulane (1-5), which is in its first season under former NBA coach Mike Dunleavy.

Okogie, who starred at nearby Shiloh High School, surpassed the previous freshman record of 33 points by Mark Price against Virginia in the 1983 ACC tournament and Dion Glover against Seton Hall in the 1998 NIT.

Okogie hit 10 of his first 16 shots from the field and had 23 points when his layup pushed the Jackets to a 58-49 lead with 9:35 remaining. Okogie's total was the most by a Tech player since Kenny Anderson scored 42 points against Howard in 1991.

''Beforehand, he had a tendency to take plays off,'' Pastner said. ''Now I say that and you look at his numbers as a freshman. Pretty darned good, but he just continues to get better. The reason he scored offensively was that he was at his best defensively.''

Lammers added four blocks to push his season total to 28 blocks, most in the nation.

Georgia Tech led 37-32 at halftime as Stephens combined with Okogie for 21 points and with Lammers for 15 rebounds.

Tulane, playing its first road game, missed its first six shots of the second half and trailed 48-32 on Lammers' 3-point play.

The Green Wave cut the lead to five three times, but Lammers answered with a dunk and a 12-foot turnaround jumper from the baseline that made it 65-58 with 6:13 remaining.

''I thought we played our worst game of the year,'' Dunleavey said. ''We showed no toughness out there. We came out in the second half and we didn't play that great. We had it to a five-point game, and we broke down on a couple of our different basic principles.''

Okogie followed with a pair of free throws, a dunk on a bounce pass from Lammers and he added a 3-point play for a 16-point lead at the 2:03 mark.

Malik Morgan scored 13 points and Kain Harris added 11 for the Green Wave.

BIG PICTURE

Tulane: Reynolds began the game leading the Green Wave with a 17.6 scoring average, but he picked up two early fouls and had just two points in 10 minutes of the first half. He missed six of his first eight shots before getting hot in the game's closing minutes.

Georgia Tech: The 6-foot-10, 227-pound Lammers, a junior, is becoming an inside force under Pastner, crashing the boards multiple times and pulling down five offensive rebounds. He's bulked up physically and playing more aggressively to become a top shot-blocker.

HEATH'S SEASON DEBUT

The Jackets had Josh Heath, suspended the first four games for violating team rules, back on the floor. Heath was projected to start at point guard. He played 23 minutes in a backup role to Justin Moore, who had 29. They each dished out five assists.

UP NEXT

Tulane: Visits University of New Orleans on Tuesday.

Georgia Tech: Visits Penn State on Tuesday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Christian Matthews 9.0
  Defensive rebound by Christian Matthews 9.0
  Von Julien missed layup 11.0
+ 1 Josh Okogie made 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Josh Okogie made 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Cameron Reynolds 16.0
+ 1 Von Julien made 2nd of 2 free throws 20.0
  Von Julien missed 1st of 2 free throws 20.0
  Von Julien missed 1st of 2 free throws 20.0
  Personal foul on Josh Okogie 20.0
  Defensive rebound by Tulane 20.0
Team Stats
Points 68 82
Field Goals 24-58 (41.4%) 28-58 (48.3%)
3-Pointers 8-22 (36.4%) 4-11 (36.4%)
Free Throws 12-17 (70.6%) 22-34 (64.7%)
Total Rebounds 27 40
Offensive 10 15
Defensive 16 24
Team 1 1
Assists 12 18
Steals 7 5
Blocks 6 5
Turnovers 12 14
Fouls 26 20
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST
38 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Tulane 1-5 323668
home team logo Georgia Tech 4-1 374582
Team Stats
away team logo Tulane 1-5 67.2 PPG 40.7 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo Georgia Tech 4-1 65.3 PPG 36.8 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
00
C. Reynolds G PPG RPG APG FG%
00
J. Okogie G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
C. Reynolds G 20 PTS 3 REB 3 AST
J. Okogie G 38 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
41.4 FG% 48.3
36.4 3PT FG% 36.4
70.6 FT% 64.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Reynolds 20 3 3 6/13 2/5 6/6 5 30 1 0 3 2 1
M. Morgan 13 5 1 4/7 2/4 3/4 5 35 1 1 3 3 2
R. Smith 6 6 1 3/7 0/0 0/0 4 30 1 1 0 2 4
C. Slater 5 2 0 2/6 0/2 1/2 1 15 0 0 0 0 2
M. Frazier 3 2 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 2 11 0 1 2 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Reynolds 20 3 3 6/13 2/5 6/6 5 30 1 0 3 2 1
M. Morgan 13 5 1 4/7 2/4 3/4 5 35 1 1 3 3 2
R. Smith 6 6 1 3/7 0/0 0/0 4 30 1 1 0 2 4
C. Slater 5 2 0 2/6 0/2 1/2 1 15 0 0 0 0 2
M. Frazier 3 2 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 2 11 0 1 2 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Harris 11 0 0 4/11 2/7 1/2 2 29 2 0 2 0 0
V. Julien 6 2 2 2/4 1/1 1/3 3 25 1 0 1 0 2
S. Reyes 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 4 1 1 0 0 0
B. Paul 2 5 3 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 11 0 2 1 2 3
R. Conroy 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jones 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Ona Embo 0 1 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1
J. Cornish - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Sehic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 68 26 12 24/58 8/22 12/17 26 200 7 6 12 10 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Okogie 38 5 3 12/20 1/3 13/18 3 34 1 0 2 2 3
B. Lammers 19 12 2 8/11 0/0 3/5 1 33 0 4 1 5 7
Q. Stephens 14 12 2 4/8 2/3 4/7 2 37 1 1 2 4 8
J. Moore 5 4 5 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 29 0 0 3 2 2
C. Heyward 0 1 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 3 21 0 0 0 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Okogie 38 5 3 12/20 1/3 13/18 3 34 1 0 2 2 3
B. Lammers 19 12 2 8/11 0/0 3/5 1 33 0 4 1 5 7
Q. Stephens 14 12 2 4/8 2/3 4/7 2 37 1 1 2 4 8
J. Moore 5 4 5 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 29 0 0 3 2 2
C. Heyward 0 1 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 3 21 0 0 0 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Heath 3 1 5 1/5 1/2 0/0 3 23 1 0 3 0 1
T. Jackson 3 0 0 1/5 0/1 1/2 2 12 2 0 2 0 0
A. Gueye 0 3 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 8 0 0 1 1 2
S. Ogbonda 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
C. Matthews - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Price - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. McCormick - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Rowland - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Medlock - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 82 39 18 28/58 4/11 22/34 20 200 5 5 14 15 24