Zion Williamson has been saying that he is not "just a dunker", and those who've watched full Duke games this year know he's right. Barrett and the decision making and defensive intensity of Tre Jones, but it is the efficiency and play of Cam Reddish that will bring the Duke Blue Devils to the next level.
Virginia definitely has been a team that consistently plays Duke tough. They gathered themselves and had several runs that energized the crowd, but a team that's 20-0 against everyone else never could get over the hump against arguably the country's most talented squad.
It was the most three-pointers Virginia (20-2, 8-2) has permitted this season.
"Keep in mind that Duke is the best shot-blocking team and second-best stealing team in college basketball". De'Andre Hunter added 11 points for the Cavaliers, who shot 46.7 percent.
The rematch between teams with national championship aspirations came three weeks after the Blue Devils held off Virginia at Cameron Indoor Stadium for a 72-70 win, the most points the Cavaliers had allowed this season until Saturday.
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.
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. "The way they offensive rebound, the way they pressure, and all of those things". Virginia is putting up 72.9 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. He matched his career high with 33 points, featuring a 7-of-10 performance on 3-point attempts, to fuel UNC's 13-of-26 shooting from long range.
But if the Blue Devils' 3-point shooting stroke is true, everyone could simply be playing for second place.
The Blue Devils (21-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended Virginia's 13-game home winning streak and won their third straight in Charlottesville. Marquette 11. Michigan State 12. Duke's 5-1 record versus top 15 teams leads the nation... The Cavaliers scored on seven of their final eight possessions and missed only one of its final eight shots of the half.
Williamson had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals in the game.