NCAA hoops: Georgia Tech toes line, moves on after beating Oklahoma State, 64-59
By NANCY ARMOUR
AP National Writer
MILWAUKEE — 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 line.
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.