Georgia Tech will carry a five game ACC losing streak into today's match-up with Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham North Carolina. The Yellow Jackets stepped out of conference this past Wednesday defeating Chattanooga 62-53. Tech has lost six of its last eight games going into today's contest.
The No. 5 ranked Blue Devils have won nine of their last ten games including five in a row. They currently sit atop the ACC standings with an 11-1 conference mark. Georgia Tech is 11th in the ACC with just a 3-8 record. Each team held serve at home last season with Tech winning at home but falling in Durham. Duke defeated the Yellow Jackets in the finals of last year's ACC Conference Tournament.
Duke has a veteran core returning from last season's National Championship team led by Nolan Smith who is averaging a career high 21.4 points per game. Kyle Singler is also back and is scoring 16.9 points per contest. The Blue Devils are still without super freshman Kyrie Irving who suffered a devastating toe injury just eight games into this season.
The Yellow Jackets are led by their do everything guard Iman Shumpert. Shumpert leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring at 17.4 points per game, rebounding 6.2 rebounds per game, and assists at 3.4 per game. Glen Rice Jr. has emerged as another scoring threat and is currently averaging 14 points per contest. Where Tech gets production beyond Shumpert and Rice has been the biggest problem. Today won't be any different as Daniel Miller and Kammeon Holsey will have their hands full trying to deal with Duke's Plumlee brothers on the inside.
Duke leads the all-time series with a 62-23 record. The Blue Devils are 30-5 against the Yellow Jackets at Cameron. Tech last won in Durham in March of 2004 when they snapped a 41 game home winning streak by the Blue Devils.
Tip Off for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports Net with Tim Brando and Mike Gminski with the call.