Devoe has started all 18 games for the Jackets this season and is averaging 15.9 points per game — seventh in the ACC. Devoe is also Tech’s most accurate 3-point shooter at 41.3 percent. Further, Devoe is a player that Pastner has relied upon heavily; his 35.4 minutes per game lead the team.
It would make the task of upsetting the Cardinals, who are tied for the lead in the ACC at 6-1 in league play, all the more unlikely. Pastner has come to play Devoe and fellow guards Jose Alvarado and Bubba Parham in a rotation that has been effective for the Jackets (when they haven’t been turning the ball over, at least), helping them shoot 50 percent from the field in four of their past five games.