The Duke Basketball team went on the road and defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night and the Blue Devils used its full arsenal of weapons to get the win.
For the first time since the loss to Stephen F. Austin, the Duke Blue Devils faced adversity in a basketball game.
Duke was without freshman forward Wendell Moore and saw an 11-point halftime lead vanish in the second half as Georgia Tech took a 3-point lead midway through the second half.
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However, despite being on the road and the Yellow Jackets in the midst of a major run, the Blue Devils were able to collect themselves and respond, en route to winning 73-64.
Mike Krzyzewski did play his nine-man rotation, with Moore unavailable, and he made a change in the starting lineup, moving Alex O’Connell to the bench and inserting Joey Baker alongside Tre Jones, Cassius Stanley, Matthew Hurt, and Vernon Carey Jr.
Georgia Tech was oozing with confidence in front of its home crowd after coming off a road win over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday evening and the slew of guard that Josh Pastner can put on the floor were delivering against Duke.
The Blue Devils were an efficient 28-of-is 54 from the floor (51.9 percent), 6-of-12 from 3-point range (50.0 percent), but Duke struggled from the free throw line only making 11-of-21 (52.4 percent).
Only four players reached the ten-point threshold for Duke on Wednesday night, but just about every player that stepped on the floor for the Blue Devils helped secure the victory with at least one winning play down the stretch.
The win put Duke at 14-1 on the season and 4-0 in ACC play with three of those conference wins coming on the road.