Duke basketball is officially back after COVID-19 pause
Duke basketball is back.
The Blue Devils will return to action on Tuesday night at home against Georgia Tech after a lengthy COVID-19 pause. Duke hasn’t played a game since defeating Virginia Tech on Dec. 22.
GAME ON 🏰🏀😈
— Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) January 4, 2022
Duke was forced to postpone games vs. Clemson and Notre Dame due to the virus. Those games are expected to be rescheduled for later this season.
Despite the pause, Duke has remained on track to accomplish its goals for this season. The Blue Devils are still ranked No. 2 nationally in the AP Top 25 and are expected to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Duke is an 18.5-point favorite over Georgia Tech on Tuesday night, according to DraftKings. The Yellow Jackets have struggled this year after losing several key players off its ACC Tournament title team from a year ago. Josh Pastner’s squad is ranked No. 111 in the nation on KenPom.
Since 1950, Duke is 69-22 against Georgia Tech.
Tipoff is at 9:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday night.