RJ Barrett got it started, Zion Williamson filled in some gaps and Cam Reddish added a late flurry. Four of the Blue Devils' final nine games this season are teams ranked in the AP top 15...
In the most anticipated game of the weekend, No. 3 Virginia plays host to No. 2 Duke tonight at 6PM ET.
Durham's Jay Huff hit a 3-pointer for Virginia before zipping a nice pass under the basket for a Braxton Key layin that cut Duke's lead to 54-49. "We didn't know whether he was going to play or not, but it was definitely a big loss". Williamson replied: "Stop it, bro", in an attempt to douse the media hype surrounding his potential lottery status in the upcoming NBA Draft - whereas teammate Tre Jones, himself a point guard, was damn near fixated that his idol Rajon Rondo was in the stands watching him control the pace.
Duke has recorded a steal on 13.9 percent of opponents' possessions - best percentage in the NCAA.
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Way back on November 6, when Duke served notice it was a serious national title contender with a 118-84 demolishing of Kentucky, the Blue Devils hit 12 of 26 3-pointers (46.2 percent).
But if the Blue Devils' 3-point shooting stroke is true, everyone could simply be playing for second place. That left the Cavaliers with only five seconds on the shot clock and they failed to hit the rim after in-bounding the ball and turned the ball over.
Duke, Tennessee and Virginia joined Gonzaga as top seeds with the Blue Devils the overall No. 1 seed, according to the selection committee. The Blue Devils lead the series, 41-34, in Charlottesville (5-3 at John Paul Jones Arena)...
Included in that run were eight Guy points as he he two 3-pointers along the way. U.Va. paces the nation in scoring defense (54.1 points per game), while UNC is second-best in scoring offense (88.3 ppg) and leads the ACC in rebounding margin (plus-9.7), despite being shockingly outrebounded 39-26 by Miami (which is last in the ACC in rebounding margin).
Duke shot 59.1 percent in the first half, including 8 of 11 3-pointers (72.7 percent).