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No. 12 Duke Returns Home to Host Virginia Tech
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/14/2018
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THE GAME
Virginia Tech (18-7, 7-5) at No. 12 Duke (20-5, 8-4)
When: Feb. 14 | 7:00 PM (ET)
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Opening Tip

  • No. 12 Duke begins a stretch of three of four at home with Virginia Tech Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
  • Wednesday’s game matches up the two highest scoring teams in the ACC. Duke averages 88.8 ppg (tied for first in the NCAA), while Virginia Tech averages 83.7.
  • Gary Trent, Jr., leads the ACC in three-point shooting in conference play (.500; 41/82). His overall percentage of .454 is second in the ACC and leads all NCAA freshmen. Trent has made 15 of his last 24 (.625), 37 of his last 63 (.597), and 54 of his last 101 (.535) from three-point range.
  • Wendell Carter, Jr., is the only player in the nation shooting .600+ from the field, .450+ from three and .700+ at the free throw line. He leads the ACC in both overall field goal percentage (.605) and in league play (.600).
  • Virginia Tech is 18-7 overall this season and is 7-5 in the ACC. The Hokies have won two straight and five of their last six games, including a win at now-No. 1 Virginia on Saturday.
  • Virginia Tech has a balanced scoring attack with five players averaging double figures. Justin Bibbs is fifth among active ACC players in career scoring (1,358) and is third in career 3-point field goals (235).
  • Wednesday’s game is the 55th meeting between Duke and Virginia Tech, with the Blue Devils leading 45-9. In Durham, Duke leads the series 19-1. The Hokies’ 89-75 victory last season in Blacksburg snapped Duke’s nine-game winning streak in the series.

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