Duke Overcomes Georgia Tech

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Jan. 14, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) -- Duke picked the right opponent to have a miserable night shooting.

Gerald Henderson and Kyle Singler scored 19 points each and the third-ranked Blue Devils overcame their worst shooting game of the season for its seventh straight victory, pulling away for a 70-56 win over sloppy Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.

The Blue Devils (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) were just 23-of-59 from the field, a shoddy performance that would have been enough to get them beat on many nights. Not this one.

Georgia Tech (9-7, 0-3) turned it over 18 times, went only 7-of-19 from the free throw line and started with three straight ACC losses for the second straight season.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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