THE FLATS — Georgia Tech men’s basketball pushed No. 2 Duke to the brink, but a scoring drought over the final three minutes doomed it within the seventy three-sixty four loss on Wednesday at McCamish Pavilion. Seton Corridor improved to six-zero in Big East play this season with wins over Butler and St. John’s, however that does not come anyplace near telling the whose story here. Syracuse (10-7, 3-3) struggled to open the 12 months but has seemed to play better in recent weeks. The Orange’s win over Boston School on Wednesday gave Syracuse back-to-back wins in opposition to conference opponents.
The first punch actually set the tone. Two hours earlier than finally falling, 79-seventy three — marking the second consecutive loss on account of the same insecurity at Clemson on Tuesday evening — No. three Duke (now 15-three, 5-2 ACC) got here out in opposition to No. 11 Louisville (15-three, 6-1 ACC) with timid expressions and poor body language.
A year ago, the Cardinals misplaced a 23-level lead with 10 minutes to play to fall to Duke within the KFC Yum! Heart. On Saturday, they misplaced an early 15-level lead and, with just under 4 minutes to play, have been clinging to a one-point lead when freshman David Johnson, who had scored a staff-finest 19 factors, was sidelined by a shoulder damage.
In 1892, Trinity School relocated to Durham, North Carolina, with the generous assistance of an area tobacco baron named Washington Duke. That same yr, Duke’s barber in Durham, an enterprising black man named John Merrick , expressed an interest in learning about real estate. Duke helped Merrick buy the barbershop, which he expanded into a chain of barbershops. Under Washington Duke’s tutelage, Merrick made extra actual property purchases, which became Durham’s Black Wall Avenue ” district of businesses and houses owned by African-Individuals.
During the 1922-1923 academic yr, campus student leaders and the editors of the 2 different pupil publications, The Archive and The Chanticleer , determined that the newspaper staff should resolve the identify on their own because the nomination process had proved inconclusive. Editor-in-chief William H. Lander and managing editor Mike Bradshaw started referring to the athletic teams as the Blue Devils. Although the identify was not formally used that 12 months, no opposition to the name arose. The Chronicle’s employees continued to make use of the name and ultimately “Blue Devils” became the official mascot and nickname of the Duke athletics program.