THE FLATS — Georgia Tech men’s basketball pushed No. 2 Duke to the brink, however a scoring drought over the final three minutes doomed it within the seventy three-64 loss on Wednesday at McCamish Pavilion. The Syracuse-Duke males’s basketball recreation on Feb. 1 can be played at eight p.m. in the Carrier Dome. It can also be broadcast by ESPN. When DJ” was in the game, Duke had no answer. The Blue Devils’ Tre Jones is a probable lottery decide. He’s the engine that makes Duke go, and he merely couldn’t cease Johnson. Wright has scored in double figures in six consecutive video games, averaging a workforce-excessive 16.7 points and eight.2 rebounds over that stretch while hitting fifty three.2 p.c of his photographs from the floor. The 6-9 junior ranks No. 2 in the ACC in area aim proportion (fifty four.zero) and No. 7 in rebound average (eight.1).
Billy Werber , Class of 1930, turned Duke’s first All-American in basketball. The Gothic-model West Campus opened that yr, with a new health club, later to be named for Coach Card. The Indoor Stadium opened in 1940. Initially it was referred to as an “Addition” to the gymnasium. A part of its price was paid for with the proceeds from the Duke soccer workforce’s look in the 1938 Rose Bowl In 1972 it will be named for Eddie Cameron , head coach from 1929 to 1942.
The veteran middle is among the finest defenders in the ACC, Mack stated, and he alters the game bodily in ways that plenty of players can’t. The next two seasons, two gamers arrived who would put Duke excessive and set the Duke image for years to come back. Point guard Bobby Hurley fit one type of Duke stereotype: scrappy, not overly proficient, and white. Hill fit another: He was the privileged son of a former NFL star and a corporate executive, and black.
How he fits: White once more figures to be Duke’s high option off the bench and whether or not he stays there relies on whether or not he can knock down three-pointers consistently, as he did till January final season. White is skilled and has the respect of his teammates and figures to be a key contributor as a versatile, physical defender and strong rebounder.
Duke has won 5 NCAA Championships (tied with Indiana for fourth all-time behind UCLA, Kentucky and North Carolina) and appeared in 11 Championship Games (third all-time) and 16 Ultimate Fours (fourth all-time behind North Carolina, UCLA, and Kentucky), and has an NCAA-best755 NCAA tournament winning share. Eleven Duke players have been named the Nationwide Player of the Year, and 71 players have been chosen within the NBA Draft Moreover, Duke has 36 players named All-Americans (chosen 60 occasions) and 14 Academic All-Americans Duke has been the Atlantic Coast Conference Champions a document 21 times, and likewise lays claim to 19 ACC common season titles. Prior to joining the ACC, Duke received the Southern Conference championships 5 occasions. Duke has additionally completed the season ranked No. 1 within the AP ballot seven times and is the all-time leader in whole weeks ranked as the number one crew within the nation by the AP with a hundred thirty five weeks.