After resurging with a four-game win streak that included an upset over No. 7 UVA, Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke Blue Devils have now dropped back-to-back additional time losses. Tuesday evening, the Blue Devils managed to tie Georgia Tech with below two minutes to go in regulation as junior Joey Baker reeled off six straight factors as a part of an 8-0 scoring run.
However even because the Yellow Jackets allowed Duke to get a clear take a look at the tip, freshman Jaemyn Brakefield’s potential game-winning three-point try rimmed out on the buzzer. The Blue Devils then got here up brief in additional time, falling 81-77 at McCamish Pavilion.
Georgia Tech ahead Moses Wright put up a game-high 29 factors and 14 rebounds, together with eight offensive boards. He additionally added 5 assists and blocked three photographs whereas the guard tandem of Michael Devoe and Jose Alvarado mixed for 25 factors and 11 rebounds.
Duke was led by freshman heart Mark Williams’ first profession 20-point recreation. Two different Blue Devils completed in double figures, as sophomores Wendell Moore Jr. matched Williams’ scoring output and Matthew Hurt chipped in 12 factors, however fouled out of the sport with 6:14 remaining within the second half.