Georgia Tech’s tenure on top of the ACC was not a long one.
Just four days after shocking North Carolina in their conference opener, Georgia Tech was destroyed at #8 Duke 110-57 in a game that was a blowout from the start.
Grayson Allen, who returned to action after a one game suspension for his third tripping incident, scored 15 points and had 7 assists in his first game back, serving as Duke’s de facto point guard most of the night.
Jayson Tatum scored 19 points to lead the Blue Devils (13-2, 1-1), while Harry Giles posted a double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds) in his first career start. Seven Blue Devils scored in double figures as they rebounded from a 89-75 blowout road loss to Virginia Tech to open conference play.
Tadric Jackson, Justin Moore, and Josh Okogie each scored 11 to lead the Yellow Jackets (9-5, 1-1) who looked overwhelmed by the superior size and athleticism by the Blue Devils, shooting just 34.9% and being out-rebounded 49-31.
This is the last game for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski until he undergoes back surgery on Friday, which will result in at least a four week absence. Associate Head Coach Jeff Capel will take over during this peroid, starting when Duke plays Boston College at home on Saturday.
Georgia Tech finishes up a streak of three straight games against Top 15 opponents by taking on #9 Louisville on Saturday at home.