Duke looks to extend streak vs Ga. Tech
Duke (11-9, 9-7) vs. Georgia Tech (13-8, 9-6)
McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Duke looks for its 11th straight win in the head-to-head series over Georgia Tech. Duke has won by an average of 16 points in its last 10 wins over the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech’s last win in the series came on Jan. 9, 2010, a 71-67 win.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Georgia Tech has been fueled by senior leadership while Duke has depended on freshmen this year. Seniors Moses Wright, Jose Alvarado, Jordan Usher and Bubba Parham have collectively accounted for 68 percent of Georgia Tech’s scoring this season. On the other side, freshmen Matthew Hurt, DJ Steward, Wendell Moore Jr., Jeremy Roach and Jalen Johnson have collectively accounted for 76 percent of all Duke scoring, including 90 percent of the team’s points over its last five.MIGHTY MATTHEW: Hurt has connected on 45.8 percent of the 107 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 18 of 30 over his last five games. He’s also made 70.6 percent of his foul shots this season.
SIGNIFICANCE OF 68: Georgia Tech is 0-5 when its offense scores 68 points or fewer. Duke is a perfect 8-0 when it holds opponents to 68 or fewer points. The Blue Devils have allowed 65.8 points per game over their last five.
PERFECT WHEN: Duke is a perfect 8-0 when it holds an opponent to 68 points or fewer. The Blue Devils are 3-9 when opponents score more than 68.
TECH’S TOUGH DEFENSE: Georgia Tech has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 22.4 percent of all possessions, the second-highest rate among all ACC teams. That figure has climbed to 24 during the team’s four-game winning streak.