DURHAM, N.C. — Talented freshman Marvin Bagley III will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday night when No. 5 Duke hosts Louisville at Cameron Indoor Stadium here in Durham.
Bagley III, who missed the wins over Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and then-No. 11 Clemson, will sit out tonight’s game as he continues to recover from a mild right knee sprain he suffered in the first half during the defeat North Carolina earlier this month.
The freshman forward leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in points per game and rebounds per contest.
Bagley III, who also leads the league in double-doubles, is averaging 21.2 points and 11.4 rebounds so far this season for Duke (22-5, 10-4 ACC), which hunts its fourth straight win.
NEWS: Freshman forward Marvin Bagley III will miss today’s game vs. Louisville as he continues to recover from a mild right knee sprain.
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) February 21, 2018
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With Bagley III continuing to sit on the sidelines, Duke will look to fellow freshman Wendell Carter Jr., senior guard Grayson Allen and freshmen Gary Trent Jr., who leads the ACC in three-point percentage (.495) and threes per game (3.43) and Trevon Duval to lead the attacking department.
Cards Play first of Two on the Road Against No. 5 Duke on Wednesday Night 🔴⚫
— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) February 20, 2018
Meanwhile, Louisville will be seeking to rebound from the 93-76 defeat suffered against the Tar Heels on Saturday night.
The Cardinals (18-9, 8-6 ACC) are led by Deng Adel, who is averaging 15.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.
LAST TIME OUT
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) February 20, 2018
FINAL: North Carolina 93, Louisville 76
Deng Adel finishes with 20 points and Ray Spalding records his 9th double-double of the season (18 PTS, 12 REB). pic.twitter.com/bwBTqTh8WN
— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) February 18, 2018
Quentin Snider (12.1 ppg) and Ray Spalding (11.7 ppg) are also averaging in double figures this term.
Spalding is also ranked sixth in the ACC in rebounds per game, at 9.0.
Live television broadcast of this season will be on ESPN. WatchESPN will provide the live streaming coverage online, starting at 9:00 pm ET.
Tonight’s meeting is the 15th head-to-head battle between Duke and Louisville.
The Blue Devils lead the series 8-6.
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