Game preview: Duke at Georgia Tech

Posted by Laura Keeley on February 18, 2014 

Duke forward Jabari Parker (1) is fouled by Georgia Tech guard/forward Jason Morris (14) during the first meeting between the two teams

CHUCK LIDDY

No. 5 Duke at Georgia Tech

When: 9 p.m.

Where: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta

Line: Duke by 11

TV/Radio: WRAL-TV, WKIX-102.9 FM

Pregame reading: A look into the mindset of the Blue Devils as they approach the games against Georgia Tech, UNC and Syracuse this week

First meeting: After rambling in the first half, Duke beats Georgia Tech 79-57

Projected starting lineups:

No. 5 Duke (20-5, 9-3 ACC)

G Rasheed Sulaimon, So., 9.2 ppg, 2.5 apg

G Tyler Thornton, Sr., 3.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg

F Rodney Hood, R-So., 16.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg

F Jabari Parker, Fr., 19.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg

F Amile Jefferson, So., 7.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg

Georgia Tech (13-12, 4-8)

G Corey Heyward, 1.0 ppg, 1.4 apg

G Chris Bolden, 5.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg

F Marcus Georges-Hunt, So, 12.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg

F Kammeon Holsey, r-Sr., 7.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg

C Daniel Miller, r-Sr., 11.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg

Observations:

***Trae Golden, Georgia Tech’s regular point guard, is expected to try to play tonight. Head coach Brian Gregory said on the ACC teleconference call Monday that Golden was questionable for the game. Golden, a senior, leads the Yellow Jackets with 13.4 points and 3.1 assists per game, injured his groin Feb. 1 against Wake Forest. He did not play in Georgia Tech’s most recent game against Boston College. If he plays, it won’t be at full strength

***Forward Robert Carter Jr. has played in two games since his return from knee surgery that repaired a torn meniscus earlier in the winter. Carter, who was Georgia Tech’s most effective player before his injury sidelined him starting on Dec. 28th, is a week away from regaining the form he showed prior to the injury, Gregory said.

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