7:15 PM ET, March 19, 2010
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- The Georgia Tech players earned themselves some extra credit the next time coach Paul Hewitt holds one of his little free throw games.Gani Lawal scored 14 points, Derrick Favors came within a rebound of a double-double and the free throw-challenged Yellow Jackets scored their last 13 points at the line Friday night to hold off seventh-seeded Oklahoma State 64-59 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
• The Yellow Jackets advanced for the first time since 2005 after outscoring Oklahoma State 33-23 in the second half.
• Of the seven ACC teams seeded 10th or worse since 1994, six have managed to pull off the upset in the first round.
• The Yellow Jackets were aided by free throw shooting, going 24 for 25 from the foul line.
• The last time the Cowboys fell in the first round was in 2002, also as a No. 7 seed.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
MILWAUKEE - MARCH 19: James Anderson #23 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys goes up for a shot between Derrick Favors...(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-44 (.432)||22-44 (.500)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-10 (.200)||6-22 (.273)|
|FT Made-Attempted||24-25 (.960)||9-13 (.692)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
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