No. 7 Duke Beats Ga. Tech 71-58

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2008 12:05 AM CST
Georgia Tech's Jeremis Smith, center, passes over Duke's Lance Thomas, right, and Kyle Singler, left, in the first half of a college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Sara...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The No. 7 Duke Blue Devils moved into a tie for first-place in the ACC with a 71-58 victory over Georgia Tech. It is Duke’s second win in a row after dropping two straight. Gerald Henderson and DeMarcus Nelson each had 15 points to lead the Blue Devils. Duke is now 15-0 at home this season, according to the Associated Press.

The Yellow Jackets have now lost five straight games, on the way to a decidedly mediocre 11-15 record on the season. Matt Causey and Gani Lawal each had 10 points to lead Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils were able to earn the win despite shooting just 2-of-15 from beyond the arc. Georgia Tech didn’t attempt a free throw until midway through the second half.