Singler and Scheyer help Duke retire Georgia Tech in the ACC finals: Blue Devils 65, Yellow Jackets 61; DUKE is KING again…..

ACC Tournament Championship from the Greensboro Coliseum:
Final on the finals:
Duke 65
Georgia Tech 61
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*****John Scheyer nailed a big three-pointer and Kyle Singler hit two big free throws(Singler was 14-16 on the day), to lead Duke to the title as the Blue Devils fought off a late Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket rally down the stretch….*****

from www.espn.com:

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Kyle Singler scored 20 points and Jon Scheyer hit a critical 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to help No. 4 Duke beat Georgia Tech 65-61 in Sunday’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship game.

Scheyer finished with 16 points for the top-seeded Blue Devils (29-5), who let an 11-point lead with 6 minutes left slip all the way to one before Scheyer’s big shot. Nolan Smith also had 16 points to help Duke earn a league-record 18th tournament title, breaking a tie with rival North Carolina.

In a tournament filled with upsets, it took a gritty effort from Duke’s high-scoring “Big Three” to hold off a determined comeback from the seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets (22-12), who were trying to become the first team in tournament history to win four games in four days.

Duke has won nine of the past 12 ACC tournaments and was in prime position to grab a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Freshman Derrick Favors had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Yellow Jackets, who were trying to become the lowest-seeded team to win the tournament. Georgia Tech fell behind 8-0 and trailed 52-41 after Scheyer’s 3-pointer with 6:19 to play. But the Yellow Jackets ran off nine straight points to get within 60-59 on Favors’ dunk with 47.9 seconds left.

6 comments

  1. Duke is a tired team. Probably wont last long in the NCAA Tournament. They are depending too much on outside shooting. You would think K would have recruited a little better. I guess the Olympic team responsibilites are taking him away from his real job.

  2. I agree. Duke will be one and done when they get to the NCAA. K is missing the boat on recruiting.

  3. Hey dude….the NIT selction show is on at 8…..good luck in the seedings.

    7 Mcdonald All Americans, 16-16 record. Gotta wonder who is at fault for this one. Guess Roy just needed to take the year off. Andy, you gonna run a headline if the Holes make it?

    And don’t forget to post those ACC Baseball updates since you guys went to great lengths to post the schedule. Guess you’ll conveniently forget those updates too. LOL!

  4. My headlines are starting to get TV and radio coverage so I better keep them coming.

    Baseball from ACC returns on Monday. We try and give that a break on the weekends as not to burn the populace out….

    Heels have left the Triad with the exit of Majic 94.1……

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