BC faces tough test vs No. 7 Duke

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press BC faces tough test vs No. 7 Duke February 3, 2020center_img VARYING EXPERIENCE: Boston College has depended on senior leadership while Duke has been fueled heavily by freshmen this year. Seniors Derryck Thornton, Jay Heath and Jared Hamilton have collectively scored 48 percent of Boston College’s points this season. On the other hand, freshmen Vernon Carey Jr., Tre Jones, Cassius Stanley and Matthew Hurt have collectively accounted for 65 percent of all Duke scoring, including 79 percent of the team’s points over its last five.DOMINANT DERRYCK: Thornton has connected on 24.7 percent of the 73 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 17 over his last five games. He’s also made 75 percent of his foul shots this season.SLIPPING AT 74: Boston College is 0-7 this year when it allows 74 points or more and 11-4 when holding opponents to fewer than 74.ASSIST RATIOS: The Blue Devils have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Eagles. Boston College has an assist on 31 of 71 field goals (43.7 percent) across its past three outings while Duke has assists on 56 of 95 field goals (58.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Duke offense has scored 83.4 points per game, the second-highest figure in Division I. Boston College has only averaged 64.8 points per game, which ranks 282nd nationally.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 7 Duke (18-3, 8-2) vs. Boston College (11-11, 5-6)Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 7 Duke presents a tough challenge for Boston College. Boston College has won one of its three games against ranked opponents this season. Duke has moved up to No. 7 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Pittsburgh and Syracuse last week.last_img read more

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No. 27 Syracuse falls to No. 35 Georgia Tech, 4-3

first_img Comments Published on March 3, 2019 at 4:48 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu No. 27 Syracuse (8-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) ventured to Atlanta to extend its four-game win streak. Instead, No. 35 Georgia Tech (5-5, 2-1) didn’t let it happen, defeating Syracuse 4-3.The match started outdoors for doubles play until it started raining. As the matches were disrupted, Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were down 4-1 and Dina Hegab and Guzal Yusupova trailed 3-2 in doubles. Libi Mesh and Sonya Treshcheva were also losing 3-2 in Treshcheva’s first match back from a foot injury since Feb. 3.But the venue switch seemingly had no effect. Hegab and Yusupova lost 6-3 and Mesh and Treshcheva lost 6-2, giving Georgia Tech the first point of the match. Knutson and Ramirez were only down 5-4, but their match went unfinished.The first singles match of the day finished quickly. Sofya Golubovskaya, in just her second singles match since Feb. 10 after a shoulder injury, struggled at second doubles against Nami Otsuka. Golubovskaya fell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.In first singles, No. 42 Knutson squared off against No. 24 Kenya Jones. Jones took the first set, 6-4, but Knutson fired back with a 6-4 set win of her own. But in the third set, Knutson hit a wall. Already down 5-0 in the set, a cross-court return by Knutson was fired back by a Jones backhand down the sideline and Knutson couldn’t get there in time, giving Jones the 6-0 set win. Minutes later, the Yellow Jackets clinched the match as Valeriya Deminova defeated Masha Tritou in fourth singles, 6-3, 7-5.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 71 Ramirez won 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in third singles and Yusupova, playing at sixth singles, also won in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-0). And at fifth singles, Mesh pushed Gia Cohen to three sets, winning the final set, 7-5.Syracuse will look to get back in the win column on March 11 when they travel to face Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Florida.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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