No. 20 Virginia Tech takes down No. 19 Duke
Virginia Tech won the game 74-67. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech played with a high level of intensity of both ends of the floor Tuesday night on its way to a 74-67 victory over Duke. Virginia Tech also stepped up on defense by forcing 12 turnovers and turning them into 13 points. Duke fought hard in the second half behind a strong performance from Jeremy Roach who led with a game-high 22 points. “I was pleased with their, you know, their patience there,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young.
No. 21 Duke wins 75-65 at Notre Dame in ACC opener
The Blue Devils also outrebounded Notre Dame 33-23 and outscored the Irish 34-20 in the paint. Notre Dame has seven more games on its schedule against teams that are currently ranked. With two other games in the window canceled, Notre Dame represented Duke’s only contest over a span of 20 days. Notre Dame: The Irish face Purdue on Saturday as part of the 10th annual Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis. Notre Dame is 3-1 against the Boilermakers in Classic matchups.