Thursday, February 28, 2008



Gerald Henderson and DeMarcus Nelson both scored 15 points and #6 Duke beat Georgia Tech 71-58 on Wednesday night to give coach Mike Krzlfd3wski his 799th career victory and move back into a first-place tie in the ACC with rival North Carolina. (Yeah, it's a run-on sentence, but it's the Associated Press' run-on sentence.)

Kyle Singler added 13 points and Greg Paulus had 11 to help the Blue Devils (24-3, 11-2) improve to 15-0 at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season and win their second straight since a turnover-filled two-game losing streak on the road erased their two-game lead in the ACC.

Now, more cautious with the basketball and more voracious for it on defense, Duke took another step toward regaining its once-shaken confidence. The Devils will look to give Krzyzhl7wski victory No. 800 on Saturday at fast-fading N.C. State. Coach K is 799-264 in his 33rd season*.
*plus however many he lost when his back went "out."

The Yellow Jackets (11-15, 4-8) lost their fifth straight, and were denied their first victory at Cameron since 2004. Duke has won 10 of the past 11 meetings here.

Oh yeah, and the Duke mascot blew out his knee.

Gerald Henderson #15 of the Duke Blue Devils dunks the ball. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Matt Causey #2 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets gets into an argument with Nolan Smith #2 of the Duke as head coach Mike Krzjnb2wki and a referee try to break it up. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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