When No. 20 Virginia Tech hosts No. 3 Duke tonight, both teams will be without one of their top players. Justin Robinson and Zion Williamson have both been ruled out for tonight's game.
Robinson, a senior guard from Manassas, has been out for the past seven games after suffering a foot injury against Miami on Jan. 30. Head coach Buzz Williams gave an update on his status Monday, saying that the star senior is still out indefinitely.
Robinson was averaging 14.4 points per game and 5.5 assists when he went out with his injury. The Hokies have struggled at times offensively in his absence, and have gone 4-3 since he's been sidelined.
For Duke, the Blue Devils will be without one of the nation's top freshmen as forward Zion Williamson misses his second-straight game. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski confirmed on Monday that Williamson would miss tonight's game.
Williamson was injured during Duke's game against North Carolina last week when his shoe gave out early in the game. The 6-foot-7, 285 pound freshman suffered a Grade 1 knee sprain, and is listed as day-to-day.
The game will certainly be different without these star players taking the court, but make no mistake about it, this is a big one for Tech. The Hokies have a chance to add a resume-building win over the No. 3 team in the country, a team they've been able to beat in recent years.
Tonight's game tips off at 7 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum.
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