Duke's inside duo of Cherokee Parks and Erik Meek combined for 33 points and 25 rebounds Friday to lead the seventh-ranked Blue Devils to a 76-69 victory over No. 17 Georgia Tech in the fifth-place game of the Rainbow Classic.

It was the first of at least three games between the Atlantic Coast Conference members, with the first regular-season matchup on Jan. 7 at Atlanta.The Blue Devils (8-1), who lost to Iowa 81-71 in the opening round, struggled at the start, missing seven of their first nine shots from the field in falling behind 12-4. Parks, who finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Meek, who had 15 and 13, started to take control underneath and Duke had control of the game.