Turnovers and missed shots plagued both squads for nearly two minutes, before Ty Jerome knocked down two free throws in a 40-second span-while Miami didn't score it's first points until over four minutes into the game; over a 10-minute scoring drought going back to the close-out at Boston College over the weekend.
In tracking the line movement on Wednesday morning, it would appear as though sharp bettors are hammering Duke ahead of the Blue Devils' ACC clash with Virginia Tech tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET. Justin Bibbs was the lone double digit scorer for Virginia Tech (18-and-8, 7-and-6 ACC) with 15 points.
No. 7 Texas Tech 88, No. 23 Oklahoma 78: Keenan Evans scored 26 points and the Red Raiders (22-4, 10-3 Big 12) beat the Sooners (16-9, 6-7) in Division I scoring leader Trae Young's first college game in the city where he was born.
While the win is definitely significant on the court, its significant and national attention off of it takes it to the next level as it did when the Hokies' upset Duke in its primetime moment during the Seth Greenberg era. (24) attempts to go for a basket against Duke Blue Devil's Wendell Carter Jr (34). The Blue Devils still started as many as four players who could be first round picks in June, and they wore the Hokies down over the course of 40 minutes.
So good of late, Tech's Justin Robinson got in early foul trouble and never found his shot. Through the first 18 minutes of the game, neither team led by more than five points.
"We went in figuring we'd play the whole game in zone, and we will play a lot more zone", Krzyzewski said. "And I think it's starting to come together right now". Duke will also miss him on the defensive end. Now, without its best player, Duke has found a way to be successful.
Without Bagley, Duke will once again look to struggling senior Grayson Allen to carry a bigger load.
Second-ranked Michigan State had a much easier time winning on the road as Jaren Jackson scored a career-high 27 points on 10-for-14 shooting in an 87-57 pounding of Minnesota. "So, you know, we have some games where we can bounce back from something like this and really even them out". Tech had just seven, while the Durham natives nailed 15 of their 3-pointers.
Miami is averaging 75.5 points per game and allowing 66.6 per game.