Georgia Tech upends No. 11 Duke
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Ra’Sean Dickey scored 21 points on 6-of-8
shooting as Georgia Tech upended 11th-ranked Duke, 74-63, at Alexander
Anthony Morrow added 19 points off the bench for the Yellow Jackets (12-4, 1-2
ACC), who snapped a two-game skid and beat Duke for just the second time in 22
chances. Thaddeus Young chipped in with 11 points while Javaris Crittenton
netted 11 points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished off five assists.
Jon Scheyer tallied 16 points for the Blue Devils (13-3, 0-2), who lost their
second straight game to open the ACC portion of their schedule for the first
time since the 1995-96 season. Josh McRoberts and DeMarcus Nelson both donated
Georgia Tech took a five-point edge into the second half and continued to hold
a precarious lead in the early moments. But, Morrow fueled a 12-4 flurry with
consecutive threes to give the Yellow Jackets a double-digit lead, 54-43, with
The Blue Devils responded, however, and scored 10 of the game’s next 11 points
over the next four minutes. Scheyer’s lay-in, with 5:28 on the clock, drew
Duke within a bucket, 55-53.
Crittenton finally stopped the bleeding for the Yellow Jackets when he got
loose inside for a thunderous slam to make it 57-53 with 3:31 left in the
Young quickly followed with a layup and Crittenton deposited a three-point
play to give Georgia Tech a comfortable lead, 62-53, with just 2:47 remaining.
Duke didn’t have another run in them as the Yellow Jackets held on from there.
Duke jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead after Scheyer drained a three with less
than three minutes gone in the game.
The Yellow Jackets survived the opening salvo, however, and scored 10 straight
points to take their first lead. Mouhammad Faye busted a jumper with just over
14 minutes to go in the half to cap the run and give Georgia Teach a 12-10
The Yellow Jackets continued to play well from there and took a 34-29
advantage into the locker room.
Georgia Tech won the battle of the boards, 32-23…The Yellow Jackets overcame
28 turnovers in the game…Morrow was 3-of-5 from long distance.