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No. 20 Virginia Tech topples No. 3 Duke with Zion out


BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ty Outlaw caught a pass from driving teammate Wabissa Bede, set himself and fired away with a tiebreaking 3-pointer.


3 Duke 77-72 on a night when Williamson, the Blue Devils’ star freshman, watched in street clothes for the second straight game because of a sprained right knee.


Outlaw said most of the credit went to Bede, who has been pressed into extensive point guard duty because the Hokies’ floor leader, Justin Robinson, missed his eighth straight game with a left foot injury.


Cam Reddish added 17 points as Duke dropped its second in three games, including an 88-72 loss to UNC when Williamson was injured in the opening minute Feb. 20.


Virginia Tech: The Hokies played their eighth game without floor leader and point guard Justin Robinson, and had only 12 assists on 23 made field goals, but none was bigger than Bede’s find of Outlaw, one of the most dangerous 3-point shooters in the country.


Duke center Marques Bolden (20) is fouled as Virginia Tech's Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) and Ty Outlaw (42) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.






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