Gani Lawal scored 14 points, Derrick Favors added 12 points and nine rebounds, and Georgia Tech made 24 of 25 free throws Friday night to hold off seventh-seeded Oklahoma State 64-59 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The 10th-seeded Yellow Jackets (23-12) came into the game
shooting less than 65 percent at the free throw line. But they made
them when it mattered most, scoring their last 13 points at the
James Anderson, the third-leading scorer in the nation and Big
12 player of the year, had a dismal night, with just 11 points on
3-of-12 shooting. Marshall Moses led the Cowboys (22-11) with 14
points, and Keiton Page added 13.
Georgia Tech advanced to Sunday's second round and will face the
winner of the Ohio State-UC Santa Barbara game.