Duke

Capsule: Duke facing a 3-4 Georgia Southern team

Georgia Southern at No. 7 Duke

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham

TV/Radio: ESPN2, 96.5-WFLB, 620-WDNC

Projected starting lineups

No. 7 Duke (8-1)

G Derryck Thornton, 8.6 ppg, 2.7 apg

G Matt Jones 13.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg

G Grayson Allen 21.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg

G/F Brandon Ingram 13.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg

C Marshall Plumlee 5.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Georgia Southern (3-4)

G Tookie Brown 14.4 ppg, 3.6 apg

G Devonte Boykins 7 ppg, 2.1 rpg

G Mike Hughes 10.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg

G Ike Smith 12.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg

F Montae Glenn 6.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Observations

In case the below .500 record didn’t give it away, Georgia Southern isn’t exactly a formidable squad (and two of the Eagles’ three wins came against non-NCAA teams). According to Ken Pomeroy’s rankings, Georgia Southern ranks 299th out of 351 Division I teams. Among Duke opponents, only Bryant (319) ranks lower, and the Blue Devils beat them by a 113-75 margin.

Laura Keeley

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