Duke basketball’s difficult first season with Jon Scheyer as head coach continues with yet one more vital street recreation on Saturday.
The Blue Devils, excellent in 10 video games at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season, haven’t fared as nicely away from dwelling, significantly in league play. They’ll enter Saturday’s 3 p.m. recreation at Georgia Tech having misplaced 4 of their 5 ACC street video games.
The most recent got here final Monday when Virginia Tech, having misplaced seven consecutive video games, toppled the Blue Devils, 78-75, in a back-and-forth recreation. Not solely did Duke (14-6, 5-4 ACC) lose the sport, it additionally misplaced 6-7 freshman ahead Dariq Whitehead to an harm to his decrease left leg.
Whereas initially showing to be an harm that might render him out for the season, the situation of Whitehead’s leg is much less extreme. He received’t play at Georgia Tech (8-12, 1-9 ACC) however is anticipated to return to the Blue Devils this season.
However that doesn’t assist the Blue Devils as they want a win on Saturday to keep away from falling again to the .500 mark in league play on the midway level of their 20-game ACC slate.
“We simply need to get to a spot the place we may be ourselves and be the group that we may be 100% of the time,” Duke graduate pupil heart Ryan Younger stated. “Clearly, it’s vital now and it’s actually going to be vital down the street, you recognize, in direction of the top of the season if we need to get to the place we need to be. We acquired to be a constant group that comes out and performs the way in which we all know we will play wherever.”
Tipoff time + TV channel for Saturday’s recreation
The sport will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday and air on ACC Community, which is obtainable on main cable and satellite tv for pc providers corresponding to Spectrum, Dish Community and DirecTV.
The best way to stream Duke vs. Georgia Tech recreation on-line
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Sport day particulars: Duke vs. Georgia Tech
Groups: Duke Blue Devils vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The place: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Jan. 28
Time: 3 p.m.
TV: ACC Community
Odds: Duke opened as a 7-point favorite Friday with the the over-under complete at 136.5 factors.
Collection historical past: Duke and Georgia Tech have met 100 instances, with the Blue Devils holding a 76-24 benefit. Duke has received 9 of the final 10 video games with Georgia Tech, however misplaced its most-recent recreation at McCamish Pavilion when Georgia Tech received 81-77 in extra time on March 2, 2021.
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