Duke basketball program confirms status of Georgia Tech game

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

It looks as if the Duke basketball squad may finally return to game action.

Health and safety protocols have resulted in the postponement of the past two scheduled Duke basketball games: at the Clemson Tigers last Wednesday then at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday.

And there’s still no word as to when either of those contests will ultimately take place.

Due to the pair of postponements, the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (11-1, 1-0 ACC) have not played since their 76-65 comeback home win over the unranked Virginia Tech Hokies way back on Dec. 22. That marked the final first ACC game of a season under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who plans to retire in the spring.

Now, almost two weeks have passed, and the Blue Devils continue to await their second conference bout.

Tuesday’s Duke basketball game appears to be a go, for now anyway

Yes, the halt to the Blue Devils’ season has understandably left many Duke fans in a state of reasonable doubt when it comes to the upcoming bouts. But the program’s official Twitter account assuaged those concerns a bit on Monday afternoon ahead of the scheduled home game against the unranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-6, 0-2 ACC) at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday.

First, Duke tweeted a few pictures of Monday’s practice. They included seemingly the entire squad, suggesting no players remain out of commission with positive COVID tests, lingering symptoms, or whatnot. A few minutes later, the team tweeted more practice pics with the following caption, which fittingly includes a couple of crossed fingers at the end:

“Back at it. Gameday tomorrow in Cameron at 9 p.m. ET. 🏀🤞🤞”

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Things are looking good. But keep fingers crossed, indeed, that there are no hiccups to these tipoff plans in the next 30 hours or so.