THE FLATS — Georgia Tech males’s basketball pushed No. 2 Duke to the brink, but a scoring drought over the final three minutes doomed it within the seventy three-64 loss on Wednesday at McCamish Pavilion. Louisville would not have overwhelmed Duke with out Johnson, but it had to win without him in the closing moments. Graduate transfer Fresh Kimble stepped ahead with leadership. Fifth-12 months senior Dwayne Sutton some large free throws. And junior Malik Williams was brilliant in protection, and added a dunk and a pair of free throws late to seal the win.
Louisville has shot the ball very well from deep 4 games in a row ‘”Â forty two percent towards Florida State, forty percent against Miami (Fla.), 45 % towards Notre Dame and forty eight p.c against Pit.Â Making a high quantity and excessive share of 3s bodes nicely for the Cardinals’ upset hopes, but they’re going to need to enhance their effectivity inside the arc in the event that they wish to win in Durham.
Because the marquee participant of the Blue Devils, Redick was the target of abuse by followers. Clay Travis, of CBS Sports activities, referred to as him the “most hated present athlete in America.” 16 After students from rivals Maryland and North Carolina discovered his cellphone quantity, Redick estimated that he received 50 to 75 hate calls per day from opposing fans. He was often the target of obscenity-laced tirades from followers.
How he matches: He isn’t Zion Williamson, and nobody is, however Stanley could have his own share of spotlight-reel plays subsequent season that showcase his freakish athleticism. It makes sense he performed for Russell Westbrook’s AAU crew, because Stanley shows the same tenacity in his desire to assault the basket. A adequate shooter to keep defenses trustworthy, Stanley will benefit from enjoying alongside Jones and Harm. His physical gifts should translate to the protection finish additionally, the place he’ll have a possibility to be aggressive on the wing and drive turnovers.
The Scarlet Knights bounced again from a loss to Illinois by beating Indiana and Minnesota at house, running their document on the RAC to thirteen-0 this season — the best begin in school history. That was enough to get Rutgers (14-4) into the ballot at No. 24 for the primary time since the remaining ballot of the 1978-79 season. And with Seton Corridor at No. 10, the state of New Jersey has two groups ranked for the primary time for the reason that Pirates have been joined by Princeton in the last poll of the 1990-91 season.