Duke experienced Thursday night against North Carolina, can sap a lot of energy out of teams and leave them vulnerable in their following games. That’s especially true when your rivals win those matchups, as the Tar Heels did, and leave a team like the Blue Devils to pick up the pieces and get back into the win column against a far lesser foe such as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Duke will be without star freshman Marvin Bagley III Sunday night when the Blue Devils visit Georgia Tech.The university announced Sunday morning that Bagley, who has 18 double doubles, is being held out due to a mild right knee sprain.
Duke has plenty to work on, particularly after giving up 20 offensive rebounds at North Carolina. Rebounding had been a strength even while the defense had struggled at times.