Friday, March 14, 2008

Duke back on track

Duke is showing no ill effects from its disappointing 76-68 home loss to North Carolina in the regular season finale.

The Blue Devils shot 6-for-9 from 3-point range in the first half of their quarterfinal game against Georgia Tech on Friday night. Gerald Henderson, whose injured right wrist continues to improve, was 2-for-2 on 3-point attempts as Duke raced to a 44-29 lead.

Coming into the tournament, a lot of people predicted that No. 3 seed Clemson could give Duke and/or North Carolina a run for the title. But if the Blue Devils continue hitting shots the way they did Friday, Clemson might not be able to stop them. – Ken Tysiac