2:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010
McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Georgia
Lawal scores 21; Yellow Jackets tough down stretch in upset of No. 5 Duke
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech was a team on a mission. It showed.Duke was just plain tired. That showed, too.Gani Lawal scored 21 points, including a crucial shot with just over a minute remaining, and Georgia Tech (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) bounced back from a dismal loss with a 71-67 upset of the fifth-ranked Blue Devils on Saturday.
• The Yellow Jackets won for the third time in their last 27 games against Duke, thanks to 21 points from Gani Lawal.
• It's the Yellow Jackets' second win in their last 10 games against Top 10 opponents.
• Jon Scheyer scored 25 points for Duke, meeting his average over his past six games, but Kyle Singler scored just nine points.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-60 (.433)||22-53 (.415)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-28 (.214)||5-14 (.357)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-14 (.643)||22-28 (.786)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||24 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|