On Tuesday night, a 2014 NCAA basketball live stream and televised game from the schedule will feature the No. 5 team in the land, the Duke Blue Devils, as they take on ACC foe Georgia Tech. Tonight's game will be another big road test for Duke as they continue their push towards a top seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. They'll have two more tough opponents to finish out their week, so they'll want to be careful not to look ahead to UNC or Syracuse. The latest televised and live stream NCAA basketball game will be presented for fans via ESPN sources.
According to a CBS Sports report on Feb. 18, Duke will play two road games in a row, with Georgia Tech tonight, and then their previously-postponed matchup at North Carolina on Thursday night. Their schedule this week wraps up with the top team in the land, the Syracuse Orange. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said of the upcoming challenges:
"We're trying not to look at it that way because each game is the same. And if you start looking at it as a series then there's a tendency to rationalize during the sequence, and over the years to me one of the great enemies to success is rationalization.
You can get to the Final Four and rationalize, 'Boy we've made it,' and not be as on edge to win a national championship. Things like that. So we're just going to talk about the next game."
That next game has Duke visiting Georgia Tech at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta where the Yellow Jackets are 9-5 this season. Duke is just 3-3 on the road but currently on a 3-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Tech won their last home contest, 74-71 over Boston College. They'll face Coach K's Blue Devils team that is 15th in the nation in scoring, as they average 81.7 per game, while Georgia Tech puts up just about 67 points per contest. This game has more tournament implications for Duke, with the Yellow Jackets pretty much out of the running without some major luck to end the season.
In last year's tournament, Duke made it as far as the Elite 8 round of March Madness, before the eventual champions, Louisville, knocked them out in that round, 85-63. Georgia Tech failed to qualify for the tournament in 2013. With a 13-12 record overall and 4-8 in conference this season, it's highly unlikely they'll qualify for this postseason without winning the ACC tournament. That's going to be a tough feat considering the fact Duke isn't even the top team right now in the conference, yet is ranked No. 5. Can the Yellow Jackets score a huge upset at home to shock Coach K's Blue Devils?
As one might expect, odds makers are favoring Duke in this ACC matchup. The No. 5 team in college basketball is favored by as many as 11 points at various sports books. Tonight's over/under for total points currently sits at about 142 points depending on which sports book one consults. As far as injuries go, guard Trae Golden of Tech is listed as a question mark heading into the matchup.
Tuesday night's Duke vs. Georgia Tech basketball game has a scheduled start time of 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This game will be televised on pay-per-view for subscribers of ESPN Full Court service. In addition, the game will be a free live stream matchup presented on ESPN3, the official broadband sports network of ESPN. See more info here for how to watch this live online feed of tonight's college hoops action.