G #0 Mfon Udofia (SR, 6-2/195) 8.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg
G #11 Chris Bolden (FR, 6-3/209) 6.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg
F #3 Marcus Georges-Hunt (FR, 6-5/218) 10.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg
F #4 Robert Carter Jr. (FR, 6-8/245) 10.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg
C #5 Daniel Miller (JR, 6-11/257) 8.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg
Marcus Georges-Hunt -- Georges-Hunt has been one of the ACC's top freshmen, as the burly wing leads Georgia Tech in scoring (10.6).
He is shooting 43.0% from the field, 64% from the line, and 32.9% from 3-point range. NC State will likely start out with Scott Wood on Georges-Hunt defensively.
Georgia Tech Notables
Tech Hosts NC State For Senior Night
Finishing out its home schedule with Senior Night, Georgia Tech looks to win its second straight
Atlantic Coast Conference game and even the season series with NC State when it hosts the Wolfpack in a
nationally-televised game at 6 p.m. Sunday night at McCamish Pavilion. It will be the final regular-season
home game for Tech seniors Mfon Udofia and Pierre Jordan.
Tech (15-12, 5-10 ACC) snapped a two-game losing streak with one of its best performances of the
year Wednesday night in a 78-68 victory over Maryland. The Yellow Jackets, who have not won two straight
ACC games since the end of the 2010-11 season, have made measurable progress this season that has
been reflected in its overall and conference records, and enter the weekend tied for eighth place in the
NC State (20-8, 9-6 ACC) is alone in fifth place in the ACC standings following its 82-64 win over Boston
College Tuesday. The Wolfpack, 2-6 on the road in the ACC, have won four of their last five games and
rank second in the ACC in scoring offense (78.3 ppg).
Following Sunday’s game, the Yellow Jackets will finish the regular season on the road next week at
Miami (9 p.m. Wednesday) and Boston College (12 noon Saturday).
Final Game in McCamish Pavilion for Udofia, Jordan
Point guards Mfon Udofia and Pierre Jordan, both Atlanta-area players who took divergent routes to
arrive at this point, are playing their final regular-season home games against NC State.
Udofia, an all-state player in Georgia at state champion Miller Grove High School in Stone Mountain,
was part of a stellar recruiting class of six players who enter Tech for the 2009-10 season and helped the
Yellow Jackets reach the finals of the ACC Tournament and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. After
struggling through his first two years, the 6-2 guard has developed into a solid point guard and leader
with career-best numbers this year.
Jordan, who graduated from Dunwoody High School in 2008, played two seasons at Florida State and graduated in three years, leaving him with
two years of eligibility to complete while enrolled
in the Building Construction and Facility Management
graduate program at Tech. He has been
Udofia’s primary backup for most of the past two
seasons and will complete his master’s in the
• Georgia Tech is tied with Clemson and
Wake Forest for eighth place in the ACC standings,
two games behind Maryland and Florida State,
who are both 7-8.
• Tech currently holds tiebreakers over Maryland
and Wake Forest, while FSU and Clemson
hold tiebreakers over Tech, based on head-to-head
record this season.
• Tech is 22-15 against NC State all-time at
home, but lost to the Wolfpack at Philips Arena
last year. The Jackets won three of the last four
meetings in Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
• Tech’s 15 wins are its most since the 2009-
10 season, when the Yellow Jackets went 23-13
(18-11 in the regular season, 7-9 in the ACC).
• With its win over Wake Forest, Georgia Tech
accomplished its first season sweep of an ACC opponent
since the 2010-11 season. The opponent
then was Wake Forest.
• Tech is six games ahead of its 27-game
mark from a year ago and has surpassed its conference
win total (4) from 2011-12.
• Tech captured its second ACC road win at
Wake Forest, the most for the team in one season
since 2007-08, when the Yellow Jackets went 4-4.
Tech was 3-29 in the four seasons in between.
• Tech has improved its record in each month
of this season over the corresponding month last
season (see chart on page 6).
• Tech coach Brian Gregory is approaching
200 career victories as a head coach. He has 198,
including 172 in eight seasons as the head coach
• Tech needs one more victory to secure a
winning season (through the ACC Tournament)
in year two under Gregory. No Tech coach since
Dwight Keith in 1945 has had a winning record in
his second year on the Flats.
• Tech has led at the half in eight of its 15 ACC
games. Tech’s biggest halftime lead has been 23
over Wake Forest (Jan. 26), and its largest deficit
was 12 at Virginia (Feb. 24).
• Four of Tech’s conference losses have come
by five points or less - 56-53 to Clemson, 56-54 to
Florida State, 63-60 at Clemson and 70-65 (in overtime)
to Virginia Tech.
• Tech continues to be ranked high in the
nation in scoring defense (39th) and field goal
percentage defense (23rd) as of Feb. 24, and ranks
fourth in the ACC in each of those categories.
• Tech is 11-5 at home in its first season in
McCamish Pavilion and has averaged 7,288 in attendance
with three sellouts.
• Tech has led wire-to-wire in three games
- Georgia, The Citadel and Wake Forest. Tech
has never led in two games this season, Feb. 14
against Clemson (there was one tie, 30-30 in the
second half), and Jan. 23 at North Carolina (no
lead, no tie).
• Five of Tech’s losses this year have come
against teams currently ranked in the top 50 of
the CBSSports.com RPI rankings including ACC
foes Miami (3), NC State (27), Duke (1) and North
Carolina (18). The Yellow Jackets have lost only
three times to teams outside the top 100.
• Tech’s non-conference losses came to
teams with a combined 37-18 record. Illinois is No.
33 in the current CBS RPI rankings, while California
is No. 46. Saint Mary’s (24-5, No. 43) has the best
overall record and highest ranking among the opponents
Tech has beaten.
• After getting outrebounded in its first three
ACC games by an average of 9.3, Tech has outrebounded
eight of the last 12 teams it has played
• Head coach Brian Gregory utilized seven
different starting lineups last season. Two players
- Kammeon Holsey and Daniel Miller - started every
game. This year he has utilized three different
lineups, and three players - Carter, Jr., Miller and
Udofia - have started every game.
• Tech’s lineup for 15 of the first 16 games
had been Mfon Udofia and Brandon Reed at the
guards, Marcus Georges-Hunt and Robert Carter,
Jr., at the forwards and Daniel Miller at center.
Chris Bolden replaced Reed in game 16 at Duke
and has started the last 10 games.
Series Notes vs. NC State
• NC State won the teams’ first meeting of the
year, 83-70 on Jan. 9 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh.
• Tech and NC State split their regular-season
series in 2011-12, each winning on the other’s
home court, the third time that has happened in
the history of the series and the first time since the
• The teams have split their last six meetings,
and Tech has won 6 of the last 11 following a seven-game skid in the series.
• Fourteen of the last 17 meetings in the series
have been decided by 10 points or less.
• Tech is 22-15 against the Wolfpack in Atlanta, including one home-court meeting that
was played at the Omni in 1986 and one at Philips
Arena in 2012.
• Since it joined the ACC, Tech is 29-39
against NC State, including regular-season and
• The Jackets are 9-30 against NC State in Raleigh,
including a 2-10 mark at PNC Arena.
• Tech is 3-3 against NC State in ACC Tournament
games, the last meeting occurring in 2003, a
71-65 Wolfpack victory in Greensboro. The Jackets
won first-round games in 1996 in Greensboro (88-
73) and 1990 in Charlotte (76-67).
Measurable Improvement on Offense
Georgia Tech’s shooting percentages are
slightly off last year’s totals, but the Yellow Jackets’
off ense has produced more shots from the floor,
more three-point field goals, more free throws
and more points.
• Tech has scored 3.8 more points per game
in all games (64.0 vs. 60.2) than it did in Brian Gregory’s
first year, and 3.4 more points per game in
conference play (62.1 vs. 58.6).
• Tech is attempting 4.2 more field goals per
game (57.1 attempts) in ACC play than it did a year
ago (52.9). In all games, the difference is 4.0 shots
(56.9 per game vs. 52.9).
• Tech is attempting 17.1 three-point field
goals per game in ACC play this year, as opposed
to 17.0 a year ago.
• Tech has attempted 17 free throws per
game in ACC play this year, as opposed to 14.4 a
• Tech’s 82 points against Wake Forest
matched a high in an ACC game under head
coach Brian Gregory. The Yellow Jackets’ 20-point
margin of victory, 32 field goals made and 20 assists
were all ACC bests under Gregory.
• Tech has scored 70 or more points nine
times this season. The Yellow Jackets scored 70 or
more in seven games total last season.
• Tech has tried 70 or more shots from the
floor three times this year. The Yellow Jackets never
hit that mark in any game a year ago.
• How’s this for balanced scoring? Tech’s top
six players (five starters plus Kammeon Holsey)
average between 7.4 and 10.2 points per game in
Handling The Rock Better
With the exception of a couple of short
stretches this season, Georgia Tech has made significant progress in several areas during year two
of the Brian Gregory Era, but none more stark than
its ball handling and sharing.
• Tech ranks seventh in the Atlantic Coast
Conference in turnover margin (-0.1) and eighth
in assist/turnover ratio (0.99) after ranking last in
those categories a year ago.
• Tech ranks eighth in the ACC in fewest turnovers
committed (last a year ago), and the Jackets
rank 145th in the nation in fewest turnovers per
game after ranking 243rd in that category a year
• Tech’s 0.99 assist/turnover ratio is 152nd nationally,
an improvement of 168 positions over the
• Tech has recorded more assists than turnovers
in a game 14 times this season, winning 10
of those games.
• Tech’s average of 12.9 assists per game
ranks sixth in the ACC and 159th in the nation, but
compare that to last in the ACC and 298th in the
NCAA a year ago.
• Tech has assisted on 54.1 percent of its field
goals this year. Last year’s team assisted on 51.7
Georgia Tech athletics contributed to this report.