Bagley sits out as Duke ends skid

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski won’t be able to rely on star forward Marvin Bagley III against Georgia Tech on Sunday. More

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski won’t be able to rely on star forward Marvin Bagley III against Georgia Tech on Sunday. More

The Blue Devils lead the series 71-23 and have a 10-game winning streak in this head-to-head battle - the longest active streak against ACC opponents. He helped hold the Yellow Jackets to 26 points in the first half and shoot just 33.3 percent for the game, including 7 of 27 on 3-pointers. Tech 69: Arike Ogunbowale had a first-half scoreless drought of almost 17 minutes but totaled 27 points, and the host Irish (23-2, 11-1 ACC) won their eighth straight despite 19 turnovers. The Cardinals had a rate of 13.8 (better than their season average of 14.8), while the Yellow Jackets posted a mark of 25.2 (above their season average of 16.8).

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Duke is favored on the road, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -10 points against Georgia Tech. "He's as good a kid as we've had at Duke and one of the really good players".

The Blue Devils rank fourth in assists per game (18.5) while the Yellow Jackets rank 202nd (12.6). Georgia Tech never recovered, and any hopes it had of pulling off the upset were quickly squashed. Freshman Gary Trent Jr. joined Allen and Carter in double figures with 15 points.

Duval finally stunted the spurt with a wide-open corner triple off an assist from Allen and gave the visitors some breathing room. "That was a big response, because you get it down to 12 and the world can look like it's falling apart and we got a great response from a kid that didn't start for the first time and got the confidence from a veteran to get the ball".

Duke freshman Wendell Carter Jr. added 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks, showing he can control the paint by himself.

Meanwhile, Georgia Tech (11-13, 4-7 ACC) has lost two straight and six of the last seven games entering Sunday's game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 65.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting.

He was taken to the hospital immediately with a dislocated elbow. Look for Bagley to be back in action for a home matchup Wednesday against Virginia Tech.