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Duke vs. Georgia Tech Game Notes

Photo – Courtesy: Tim Sofrank

Who: No. 9 Duke (19-5) vs. Georgia Tech (11-13)
When: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018 at 6 p.m. ET
Where: Atlanta, GA / McCamish Pavilion
TV: ESPN

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski (Army ‘69)
Career Record: 1,090-335 (43rd season)
Record at Duke: 1,017-276 (38th season)

NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

Head Coach: Josh Pastner (Arizona ‘97)
Career Record: 199-102 (9th season)
Record at Georgia Tech: 32-29 (2nd season)

THE SERIES

Overall: 95th meeting; Duke leads, 71-23
In Durham: Duke leads, 35-5
In Atlanta: Duke leads, 27-15
At neutral sites: Duke leads, 9-3
Current streak: Duke, W10
Coach K vs. Georgia Tech: 56-18

THE OPENING TIP

    • No. 9 Duke completes a three-game road swing Sunday night with a match-up against Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
    • A win Sunday gives Duke its 22nd consecutive 20-win season and the program’s 53rd all-time.
      Duke’s 10-game winning streak in the series versus Georgia Tech is its longest current win streak in ACC play.
    • Led by Marvin Bagley III’s 21.2 points, Duke has five averaging in double figures. The Blue Devils have an effective field goal percentage of .573 (15th nationally) and are second in offensive efficiency (126.9).
    • Bagley is bidding to be the first Blue Devil, and the league’s first freshman, to lead the ACC in scoring and rebounding. Of the 12 previous ACC players to accomplish it, eight have won the league’s Player of the Year Award.
    • Bagley is second nationally with 18 double-doubles, and has tied Duke’s freshman record for dunks in a season (64).
    • Gary Trent, Jr., is second in the ACC in both overall three- point field goal percentage (.447) and in ACC play (.488). For the season, his .447 percentage leads all NCAA freshmen.
    • Trent has made 13 of his last 22 (.591) and 35 of his last 60 (.583) from three-point range.
    • Wendell Carter, Jr., leads the ACC in both overall field goal percentage (.612) and in league play (.615). He is averaging 15.9 points and 10.1 rebounds over Duke’s last 12 games.
    • Marques Bolden is 6/6 from the field, has 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in 39 minutes over the last three games. He had missed seven straight games (knee).