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ATLANTA -- Josh Pastner saw plenty of areas needed for improvement in his first game as Georgia Techs head coach.He wants the pace to speed up. He wants players making quicker cuts on offense. He doesnt want to call a play every time his team has possession.I want our guys to be able to play with freedom and structure and make plays, but with that comes lots of responsibility, Pastner said. Theyve got to understand how to play the right way.Josh Okogie scored 18 points, Ben Lammers added 15 points and Pastner won his Georgia Tech debut with a 70-55 victory over Tennessee Tech on Friday night.Quinton 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 JaCardo Hawkins added 10 points for Tennessee Tech.Pastner went 167-73 and led Memphis to four NCAA tournaments in seven seasons before joining the Yellow Jackets last spring. Hes beginning a major rebuilding project with one of the nations least experienced rosters.Pastner had four players making their first college start -- Lammers, Okogie, Abdoulaye Gueye and Justin Moore. Stephens started 14 games last season.The Jackets were without Josh Heath, who was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating team rules. Tadric Jackson missed the game with a hamstring injury.Georgia Tech never trailed after Stephens jumper gave the Jackets a one-point lead in the first 5 minutes of the first half.Okogies 3-pointer in front of the Jackets bench pushed the lead to 61-48 with 3:59 remaining. Stephens 3 made it 64-50 a couple of possessions later.Pastner has high expectations for Okogie, who starred at nearby Shiloh High School in Snellville. Okogie played 21 minutes, about 10 minutes less than the other starters because he picked up three fouls in the first half. Pastner said two of them were 94 feet from the basket.I think Josh Okogie has a chance down the road to be a really good ACC player, Pastner said. Im a big, big fan of Josh Okogie. I just didnt think he played real well tonight. He can play way better. Hes got that ability.Tennessee Tech guard Aleksa Jugovic began the night shooting 39.4 percent in 259 career attempts on 3s, but he went just 1 for 6 beyond the arc and finished with five points.BIG PICTURETennessee Tech: The Golden Eagles went 19-12 last season, 11-5 in the Ohio Valley Conference. They were picked in preseason to finish fourth in the East Division for the second straight year.We lost three really good seniors last year off a good team, coach Steve Payne said. They are hard to replace. The guys that were our go-to were offensive guys, and everybody is playing a new role or we have some new guys playing.Georgia Tech: The departures of last years most productive players -- Marcus Georges-Hunt, Adam Smith, Charles Mitchell and Nick Jacobs -- left a major scoring and rebounding void, about 53 points and 21 boards per game. Pastner said earlier that he likely will change the starting lineup a few times in November to decide who best fits the role.UP NEXTTennessee Tech: Hosts Central Michigan on Monday. It will be the first meeting between the two schools.Georgia Tech: Host Southern on Monday. Southern is the second of five straight home games for the Jackets.---Online:AP College Basketball: Cooper Kupp Jersey. 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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Grant Williams scored a season-high 30 points as Tennessee overcame a first-half deficit against hot-shooting Lipscomb to win 92-77 on Thursday night.It was a breakout performance for the freshman forward, who more than doubled his previous high of 14 points.The teams were tied at 71 with 12:28 to play, when a pair of shots by Robert Hubbs III launched a 19-0 run for Tennessee. Lipscomb went 7:24 without a basket and never recovered.The Vols (6-4) followed up a sluggish second half on Tuesday against Tennessee Tech by shooting consistently well against Lipscomb (4-9). They sank 54.5 percent of their shots and went 28 of 39 from the free-throw line.Still, it was the Bisons who led 58-49 at halftime after matching the Vols 2-pointers and free throws with a flurry of shots from behind the arc.Lipscomb hit 11 of 18 from 3-point range and 62.5 percent overall in the first half. But after the break, the Bisons cooled to 25.8 percent shooting, hit only one trey on 10 attempts and found several players in foul trouble.Hubbs finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds, aand Detrick Mostella added 11 points.dddddddddddd.Garrison Mathews led Lipscomb with 28 points. Josh Williams added 16, and Nathan Moran chipped in 10 points.THE TAKEAWAYLipscomb: After scoring a season-high 15 triples against Morehead State on Saturday, the Bisons, which entered the game ranked seventh in the NCAA with 112 3-pointers made, seemed poised to exceed that against Tennessee before their 3-point shooting faded in the second half.Tennessee: The Vols were criticized by coach Rick Barnes after blowing a 22-point lead and nearly losing to Tennessee Tech on Tuesday. They responded by a steady effort against Lipscomb, despite the Bisons hot shooting in the first half. Tennessee hit 55.2 percent of its shots in the first half and 53.8 percent in the second.KEY STATSTennessee went 28 of 39 from the free-throw line while Lipscomb only hit 9 of 17.NEXT UPLipscomb: At Tennessee Tech on Saturday.Tennessee: Hosts No. 8 Gonzaga in Nashville on Sunday. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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