NCAAB Game Recap - Duke at Virginia
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:00 PM EST

Kansas
62
KansSt
58
F
Baylor
72
TCU
75
F
StMar
76
Gonz
86
F
SDSU
83
Nev
76
F
FlaSt
69
Clem
70
F
Duke
50
UVA
52
F
Aub
66
KY
73
F
MSU
78
MD
66
F
Prov
58
Vill
54
F
Seton
88
Marq
79
F
PSU
68
Iowa
77
F
BYU
81
Pepp
64
F
Okla
73
WVU
62
F
Tex
68
TxTch
58
F
TexAM
50
LSU
64
F
Detr
90
IUPUI
88
F
Pitt
73
NCSU
77
F
CenMI
63
E MI
67
F
Army
65
Colg
91
F
Buck
71
Boston
74
F
Jacksn
53
Stetsn
52
F
N AL
78
FlGlf
73
F(OT)
Vand
60
Miss
86
F
NJIT
76
KennSt
55
F
HiPt
76
Winth
84
F
Ford
69
StJos
73
F
StFPA
68
RobM
78
F
Iona
91
Niag
100
F(OT)
Bingha
70
UNH
89
F
UMBC
48
Maine
74
F
StFNY
85
CenCT
79
F
UConn
84
ECU
63
F
Lib
71
Lipsco
77
F
StPet
69
Canis
68
F
IlSt
71
Evans
60
F
LoyIL
67
Brad
66
F
Bry
80
Wagn
59
F
Ball
63
Toled
69
F
Fla
58
Tenn
63
F
StBon
65
LaSal
73
F
Navy
60
Lafy
62
F
Valpa
58
IndSt
71
F
Akr
86
Buff
73
F
Amer
90
HolyC
47
F
E IL
70
SIU-E
52
F
W IL
63
Denv
69
F
ULLa
69
ArkLR
91
F
MisSt
67
Mizzu
63
F
LongI
67
SacHr
76
F
BGSU
55
MiaO
73
F
IaSt
61
OkSt
73
F
Portl
68
SCla
73
F
AF
74
ColSt
87
F
SIU
59
MOSt
84
F
Elon
79
W&M
86
F
ND
73
Wake
84
F
GrgWas
51
VACom
75
F
UNC
92
Syr
79
F
GWebb
70
Radf
62
F
ChaSo
65
Presb
76
F
FaDi
83
MtStM
77
F
JMU
81
Hof
97
F
WCU
67
ETSU
68
F
Drex
66
Charl
75
F
Oakl
68
IL-C
66
F
NCC
83
SCSt
82
F(2OT)
Copp
72
Morg
65
F
DelSt
84
MD-ES
63
F
NOrl
68
Nich
92
F
Citad
58
Furm
82
F
N DA
67
SDak
77
F
CoCar
84
App
77
F
CenAR
70
AbCh
75
F
NIU
69
W MI
72
F
UNCG
72
Chat
74
F
Woff
47
Mercer
59
F
UNCA
69
Campbl
78
F
USC-Up
90
Hamp
79
F
UNLV
92
SJSU
69
F
NebOm
67
NDSt
87
F
NWSt
92
SeLA
95
F
VMI
78
Samf
84
F
Leh
74
LoyMD
71
F
SEMO
78
TN-M
87
F
Lamar
76
SFA
95
F
Vermt
94
UMassL
77
F
UCF
54
Tuls
65
F
Utah
79
Cal
86
F(OT)
MTSt
63
NoAZ
57
F
NrthIA
70
Drake
43
F
UMass
71
Rich
95
F
Ark
89
UGA
99
F
Harv
67
Corn
58
F
Penn
73
Brown
68
F
AlSt
58
PVAM
65
F
South
71
Alc
57
F
MsVl
70
JackSt
87
F
ArkPB
46
Gram
60
F
How
59
Norf
89
F
DeP
42
Butl
60
F
InWor
70
TXAMC
78
F
Wyo
55
Fres
63
F
Stony
52
Albany
49
F
Princ
63
Yale
66
F
Del
82
UNCW
65
F
GMas
78
Duques
81
F
Dart
76
Colum
57
F
MorSt
76
E KY
80
F
Troy
63
SthAL
78
F
Mem
74
Tul
67
F(OT)
LongB
76
UCDav
77
F
AzSt
61
USC
71
F
USF
69
LoyMa
67
F
TexPA
88
GrCan
80
F
YSU
73
WIMil
69
F
Clev
67
WIGB
74
F
IPFW
66
Oral
72
F
ChiSt
58
UMKC
80
F
TNTec
71
JacSt
75
F
McNee
100
HBU
80
F
Mia-FL
57
GaTec
63
F
APSU
61
Murr
75
F
SCar
86
Alab
90
F
Belm
72
TNSt
65
F
AlaAM
58
TXSo
85
F
PorSt
89
Web
83
F
Ida
55
S UT
87
F
E WA
68
N CO
64
F
NMSt
62
CSBak
46
F
Seatt
87
CBap
88
F(OT)
Ariz
64
UCLA
69
F
Pacif
71
USD
64
F
CS-Ful
92
CSNor
99
F
UCSB
58
UCIrv
69
F
UtSt
64
NM
66
F
Mont
79
Sac
71
F
UCRiv
49
HI
43
F

Virginia 52, Duke 50

Feb 29, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final

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2

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(7) Duke (23-6)

25

25

50

Virginia (21-7)

25

27

52

Huff plays huge as Virginia beats No. 7 Duke, 52-50
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:50 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Jay Huff brought his flair for the dramatic to a completely new level, and brought down the program he grew up rooting for in his hometown.

Virginia's 7-footer from Durham, North Carolina, with a career marked by a knack for highlight reel dunks and blocked shots, but not so much consistency, had his best game in three years Saturday, and capped it in dazzling fashion.

After Mamadi Diakite made a short, go-ahead jumper with 37 seconds left, Huff blocked Vernon Carey Jr.'s shot under the basket with 3.7 remaining and ripped the ball away, preserving Virginia's 52-50 victory against No. 7 Duke.

It capped a 15-point, 10-block, nine rebound effort that Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said was the difference in the game.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a little bit more amped up, I guess, for Duke games, in my past years and this year, obviously," he said, adding that he often attended Blue Devils games growing up and has a photo of a young Huff with Coach K on his family's refrigerator at home.

"It was fun. It was really exciting. Some of it was timing, I think, and some of it was being in the right place," Huff said of his career-best blocks total.

The victory was Virginia's sixth in a row, ended its three-game home losing streak against the Blue Devils and allowed the Cavaliers to leap-frog Duke into third place in the ACC standings with one week left in the regular season. No. 11 Louisville and No. 6 Florida State lead the way, both with four losses, and the Cavaliers play host to the Cardinals in the last home game next Saturday.

It's a far cry from a spell of four losses in five games from Jan. 7-20 that had fans wondering if the reigning national champs would even get a chance to repeat. Since then, they have won nine of 10 to surge into title contention.

"Losing taught us a lot of things," Diakite said. "It's not necessarily bad. ... A month ago we were supposed to be done. ... That's what people were saying, but we just put our head down and focused on what we could control."

Diakite and Braxton Key each added 14 points for Virginia (21-7, 13-5 ACC).

Tre Jones tried an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer, but missed, sending Duke (23-6, 13-5) to its second loss in a row and third in four games. Because it was the only meeting of the teams this year, Virginia's holds a tie-breaker edge.

"It was going to be a really good, tough win for one team and a tough loss for the other, and they got the good tough win," Krzyzewski said.

"I do think the experience of playing a game like this helps us," Krzyzewski added, noting the Blue Devils had a starting lineup that included four freshmen.

Carey had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Jones also scored 17.

The game was tied at 25 at halftime and at 39 and 45, the latter with 4:52 to play, and the teams swapped the lead four times the rest of the way. Diakite's short shot gave Virginia the lead for good at 51-50, and Huff's block on Carey finished a sterling defensive effort.

Duke was 18 for 59 (31%) and 4 for 17 on 3-pointers.

BIG PICTURE

Duke: The Blue Devils came in averaging 83.2 points and having scored at least 63 in every game. They managed just 25 in the first half, but were tied despite Carey playing just nine minutes and No. 3 scorer Cassius Stanley, No. 4 scorer Matthew Hurt and No. 5 scorer Wendell Moore all being scoreless at the break.

Virginia: Turnovers were again a factor for the Cavaliers, who have been prone to more than coach Tony Bennett can accept several times this season. While they lead the nation in scoring defense (52.7), a deliberately paced offense and scoring questions make empty possessions especially difficult to overcome. The Cavaliers had 15 turnovers, but Duke scored just three points off them.

QUOTABLE

"Basketball is not about getting bowl-eligible." - Krzyzewski

UP NEXT

The Blue Devils are at home against N.C. State on Monday night.

The Cavaliers head to Miami for their last road game of the season on Wednesday night.

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Leaders

Duke PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. O'Connell 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Hurt 0 0 0 0 1 0
Virginia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
F. Caffaro 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Woldetensae 0 0 2 3 0 0

Team Comparison

Duke UVA
Points For 50 52
Field Goals 18/59-31% 21/50-42%
Three Pointers 4/17-24% 3/10-30%
Free Throws 10/15-67% 7/10-70%
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Defensive Rebounds 21 30
Rebounds 36 45
Blocks 7 13
Steals 8 6
Turnovers 10 15
Personal Fouls 18 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UVA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 29 Duke 50 @ UVA 52 J. Goldwire 2 K. Stattmann 2

Game Information

Stadium: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
Attendance: 14,629
Game Time: