Duke’s Bagley to miss Ga. Tech game with mild knee sprain

Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) dunks against North Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says forward Marvin Bagley III will miss Sunday’s game at Georgia Tech with a mild right knee sprain.

Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge announced Bagley’s injury status about 6 hours before tipoff, describing the move as precautionary.

The freshman leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with averages of 21.2 points and 11.4 rebounds for the ninth-ranked Blue Devils (19-5, 7-4). He was hurt in the first half of a loss at No. 21 North Carolina on Thursday night, but played 39 minutes in that game with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

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