Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Marvin Bagley's status uncertain for Duke's game against Virginia Tech

Marvin Bagley's status uncertain for Duke's game against Virginia Tech

"We'll be ultra-challenged per position from the first possession", Williams said regarding Wednesday night's game. However, if a year ago taught Duke fans anything about injuries, it's that nothing is a sure thing.

The Hokies, 18-and-7 overall, 7-and-5 ACC, defeated Duke last season to snap the Blue Devils' nine-game win streak in the series.

Along with Allen, many other players would need to step up in Bagley's absence. (15.1), Grayson Allen (14.6), Wendell Carter Jr. Meanwhile, a galvanized Duval, who has struggled with turnovers and looked uncomfortable of late, played his best game in a couple of weeks coming off the bench.

Taylor Emery has been named the ACC Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Blue Devils are now 11.5-point home favorites to beat the Hokies on Wednesday night. In addition to Bolden getting significant minutes, freshman guard Alex O'Connell was given the start over Trevon Duval and acquitted himself well enough that the move could be \permanent.

Duval played a much more efficient game, going 4-8 from the field, making his only three-point attempt, with 9 points. Emery scored 25 points and dished out six assists, her best mark of the season. U.Va. shot a season-low 34.4 percent from the floor and hoisted 38 shots from beyond the 3-point line (the Cavaliers made just 11). He missed the last 30 minutes of Duke's game against then-No.

Again, this is all hypothetical as we do not know anything about Bagley's status. Tonight they host sneaky-tough Virginia Tech, fresh off the Hokies upset of No. 1 UVA, followed by a road game at No. 11 Clemson. However, knee injuries are tricky, so if Duke needs to adjust, it must happen quickly.

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