The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team has ended their run in the 2014 ACC Women’s Tournament, losing to conference rival Duke 82-52 in the tourney quarterfinals.
The seventh-seeded Lady Jackets opened tournament play with a 77-76 win over Virginia in the second round, and looked to be ready to face the #2 seed Duke Blue Devils.
But scoring against Duke has been a problem for the Jackets this season, and that was doubly true in the quarterfinal tournament game, where Tech shot a meager 24 percent from the field against Duke’s bothersome zone defense. Even senior All-ACC leader Tyaunna Marshall wasn’t making her shots, going just 5-of-18 for 17 points.
The Lady Jackets continued their overall futility against Duke, having never beaten them in tournament play, and with their last win against the Blue Devils coming in 1995.
The loss ends the Lady Jackets run in the ACC Tournament, but shouldn’t damage their chances of an invite to the 2014 NCAA Women’s Tournament, where Tech is expected to be placed as high as a ten-seed in their region.
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