In allowing their most points this season, the Cavaliers were particularly spotty challenging shots from beyond the arc, with the Blue Devils making 13 of 21 while rolling to an 81-71 win. The Blue Devils struggled with the Virginia defense in the first meeting, but Duke has been improving a lot since that game. "We tried to keep them out of the lane and jam the lane, and we probably overcorrected in terms of that".
MI was another team facing a ranked foe and looking for revenge as the Wolverines' first loss of the season took place a few weeks back at Wisconsin.
Given how the two carved out time from their busy schedule to hit up Charlottesville for the game, it's fair to assume they were there scouting Duke star Zion Williamson. Virginia has 44 turnovers over its past three games despite coming in first nationally in fewest turnovers (9.0).
Against the Irish, Reddish finished three of eight from 3-point range and followed that up with a four of ten performance against St. John's, and then scoring a team high 24 points in the win over Boston College on four of eleven from 3-point range.
Injuries may be taking a bit of a toll on U.Va. Guard Ty Jerome, who along with Guy led U.Va.in scoring with 16 points each against Duke, played against the Blue Devils despite having a sore back, but he indicated after the game the injury was bugging him.
Despite many experts claiming the Blue Devils as the best team in the country, Duke fans will have to wait to see their team climb back to the No. 1 ranking, as they stay steady at No. 2.
Duke hit 8-of-11 three's in the first half alone, including the first five of the game.
But if the Blue Devils' 3-point shooting stroke is true, everyone could simply be playing for second place.
He was one part of an absurd shooting effort by the Blue Devils. "Not one guy, but they kind of took turns doing it, like a counterpunch". North Carolina 9. Houston 10.
Virginia was shorthanded in the 2nd half without Mamadi Diakite, who collided with Hunter in the 1st half, and never returned to the game. That season, Duke went undefeated on the road in ACC play on its way to a 13-3 league record...
"It was a big loss", Hunter said of Diakite, who had seven points on 3-for-4 shooting.