Sorry that it has taken me a while to make a recap of a game that ended around 3:00 PM (EST) yesterday. I’ve had some other obligations to attend to. But hey, at least I have the recap done! Click the jump for it.
- Ryan Kelly was absolutely fantastic yesterday. I couldn’t believe it. He scored 21 points, and 14 of those points came solely from the free throw line. Kelly’s FT percentage yesterday was 100% (14 for 14), and eight of those came in the final 40 seconds to help Duke seal the deal on Georgia Tech.
- It appears as if Austin Rivers is hitting a brick wall as of lately. Over the past three games, his scoring production has fallen off track. He’s averaging nine points a game his past three games, as opposed to averaging 16 the first 12 games of the season. His FG percentage is also down from 46% to 31% as well as his three-point FG percentage. That’s down from 43% to 25%.
- I was satisfied with Quinn Cook’s performance in his first career start with the Blue Devils. He dished out five assists and scored 10 points. If you didn’t know, Cook replaced Tyler Thornton.
- The Blue Devils actually had a chance to take a 20 point lead on the Yellow Jackets, or maybe even more than that. With eight minutes left to go in the half, Duke was winning 31-14. We could’ve just poured it on Georgia Tech, but that’s when Tech’s Glen Rice got hot. With four minutes to go left in the half, that’s when Tech started their run. They had an 11-4 run on the Dukies and Duke had only a five point halftime lead.
- Duke’s three-point shooting was off again. Tech only allowed them to make six of their 22 three-point attempts. 27.3% from three-point range for Duke? That doesn’t happen very often, or at least it seems that it doesn’t.
- Next game for the Blue Devils is Thursday, January 12th. It’ll be at home against the University of Virginia. Tip off is approximately 9:30 PM EST. Let’s Go Blue Devils!