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Without Zion, Duke falls on road to Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Zion Williamson Watch continues, and Duke's struggles without its star big man did, too, in a 77-72 loss to Virginia Tech on Tuesday.

While the Blue Devils managed to find a workaround without the potential Player of the Year against Syracuse last weekend, there was no such answer against the Hokies, who combined timely 3s with a dominant performance in the paint, where Williamson's absence was glaring.

"We're used to having Zion down there," said Cam Reddish, who finished with 17 points in the loss.