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THE FLATS — Georgia Tech men’s basketball pushed No. 2 Duke to the brink, however a scoring drought over the ultimate three minutes doomed it in the 73-64 loss on Wednesday at McCamish Pavilion. Louisville, led by Nationwide Participant of the Year candidate Jordan Nwora (20.4 points per sport, 7.4 rebounds per recreation), has gained three video games in a row to improve to five-1 in ACC play after suffering again-to-again losses to Kentucky and Florida State. Throughout their present three-sport highway journey, the Cardinals squeaked out wins over Notre Dame (67-64) and Pittsburgh (73-68 in OT), and their upcoming trip to Durham is probably going the hardest matchup of the three.
There have been six teams which have ascended to the No. 1 rating within the AP Top 25 this season. REMAINING – DUKE 89, CSU 55: CSU played Duke tough for about, oh, 18 minutes earlier than the Blue Devils performed like, effectively, Duke. The Rams fall to 1-1 on the season. C.B. Claiborne dunks throughout a recreation against Maryland. At the moment, Maryland was additionally one of many few faculties open to black gamers.
Duke’s personal national player of the yr contender, freshman heart Vernon Carey Jr., is coming off of a 20-point, eight-rebound sport at Clemson and represents a load to deal with in the paint. He’s drawing 7.8 fouls per forty minutes ‘”Â the fourth-highest mark within the nation ‘”Â and he has proven a willingness to step out and attempt a 3-pointer occasionally, which adds extra responsibility for Louisville bigs Steven Enoch and Malik Williams.
When I was in highschool I was conscious of Duke basketball. The reason I went there’s because we used to look at the ACC on TELEVISION. Tech began the season hitting 21-of-63 in its first three games (33.3 %). In the nine games in between, Tech linked on simply 36-of-149 makes an attempt (24.2 p.c). The Blue Devils sit at 15-three on the season and 5-2 in ACC play with a second matchup against the Miami Hurricanes approaching Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00pm EST on ESPN.
Duke’s Tre Jones (three) reacts after Florida State referred to as a timeout in the course of the ACC Event Championship. Still, a long season and nonetheless a younger workforce, with room to grow. Duke and Louisville are each 15-3 but Louisville has one conference loss, Duke two. And Duke and Louisville do not meet once more within the regular season. So advantage Cardinals.