THE FLATS — Georgia Tech males’s basketball pushed No. 2 Duke to the brink, but a scoring drought over the final three minutes doomed it within the 73-64 loss on Wednesday at McCamish Pavilion. The Cardinals had been in about as powerful of a state of affairs as there is. On the street in one of many more hostile environments in faculty basketball- a School Gameday crowd at that- with said workforce coming off a tough conference loss, hungry for a big-time bounceback win. But Louisville had a solution for every Duke query. Hurt drew a foul on a three-pointer and made all three foul pictures to tie the game at fifty eight-fifty eight with 8:51 left.
Followers in Louisville had already caught glimpses of the freshman point guard’s potential in current weeks after spending the summer season working his approach back from a shoulder harm. Saturday evening at Duke, the remainder of the nation caught on. And all that is not even counting when Ken Griffey Jr., Todd Gurley, Spike Lee and former President Barack Obama got here to Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium for the rivalry sport with North Carolina.
How he suits: Harm mentioned Duke’s staff did not promote him on any participant comparisons, but it’s exhausting to not see some similarities to Ryan Kelly. Hurt would be the 3-point shooter Duke has desperately needed in current seasons, but that’s not the only piece of his game. Given his risk from the surface, Harm can use his size and size to get past defenders and end in the lane. Although his game is more perimeter-centered, he is confirmed he can rating from anyplace on the ground.
Similar to the Georgia Tech game, Duke took an enormous lead into the half on Saturday. But not like the Georgia Tech game, Duke didn’t permit the Wake Forest to put collectively any sort of consistent comeback effort down the stretch. The reasoning for me is easy: I don’t wish to fall into the lure where I’m bumping a team up within the rankings just because they maintain winning in a league that is not as robust because the leagues where the remainder of the groups in consideration for the highest ten are taking part in, and dropping.
A Louisville workforce that performs with this type of toughness is one you can take seriously. A Louisville team with David Johnson assaulting the basket off ball screens is one you may take severely. He added a lacking dimension. Louisville also acquired an excellent contribution from freshman Samuell Williamson off the bench, and 10 points from Steven Enoch. Sutton drew 5 fouls and went 7-eight from the line.