Masses of students snaked across campus, camping out in lawn chairs and eagerly awaiting the door opening on Wednesday, Jan. 8th for the match up against No. 2 Duke. Before player warmups even concluded, the colosseum was packed with a solid mix of Blue Devil blue and Yellow Jacket white and gold, making it the 20th sellout in the seven year history of Tech’s very own McCamish Pavilion.
The game tipped off with a lot of energy from the Jackets, putting the men at a 14-6 lead within the first four minutes. Unfortunately, the momentum shifted as Duke capitalized on the Jackets’ loose defense to pull the Blue Devils ahead to an 11-point lead at halftime, with a score of 29-40.