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Live Blog: #12 Duke vs. #14 UVA

Live blog, game notes and previews for Wednesday’s ACC clash between #12 Duke (20-5, 8-4 ACC) and #14 UVA (18-6, 8-4 ACC).


Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Duke game will be televised on ESPN2, streamed online on ACC Network Extra and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
  • Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and the Virginia Sports app.


UVA Notes

  • Virginia is led by senior point guard London Perrantes, who is averaging team highs in points (12.6 ppg) and assists (3.9 apg).
  • Isaiah Wilkins (7.6 ppg & 6.3 rpg) leads the team in rebounding, blocked shots (35) and steals (27).
  • Devon Hall is averaging 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Darius Thompson has added 6.5 points per game.
  • Marial Shayok is averaging 9.7 points and Kyle Guy is averaging 7.8 points to top all UVA rookies.
  • Jack Salt is averaging 3.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game, while Ty Jerome, Mamadi Diakite and Jarred Reuter are key role players off the bench.


Duke Notes

  • The Blue Devils have won back-to-back road games as part of a five-game winning streak heading into Wednesday’s tilt at Virginia.
  • Duke has utilized nine different starting lineups this season. No starting lineup combination has played more than six games together.
  • Led by Luke Kennard (20.0), Duke is one of three major-conference teams with three players averaging at 15.0+ points (also Arizona State and UCLA).
  • Duke leads the ACC with an average of 9.0 three-pointers per game in league play. Duke is shooting .435 from deep during its five-game winning streak, making 10.8 per game.
  • On average, Duke outscores opponents by 9.9 points from three-point territory and 5.0 points from the free throw line.
  • Kennard ranks third in the ACC with an average of 34.8 minutes per game. Despite the workload, he ranks third in the ACC in scoring and second with a .527 field goal percentage.
  • Since taking over the primary point guard duties on Jan. 4, Grayson Allen is averaging 4.6 assists per game – sixth-best in ACC play.
  • Jayson Tatum’s average of 15.6 points per game is on pace to rank sixth among freshmen in Duke history. He has a chance to become just the fifth freshman under Coach K to average at least 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds.
  • Duke is 11-1 (.917) this season and 36-3 (.923) in his career when Amile Jefferson has a team-high in rebounds.



  • UVA starting 5
    g 00 Devon Hall
    g 04 Marial Shayok
    f 21 Isaiah Wilkins
    g 32 London Perrantes
    c 33 Jack Salt

  • Duke starting 5
    f 00 Jayson Tatum
    g 03 Grayson Allen
    g 05 Luke Kennard
    g 13 Matt Jones
    f 21 Amile Jefferson

  • One or two nights a year, I get to be a part of this environment. Not a bad life.

  • Coach K is 8-2 vs. Tony Bennett. UVA is 107-25 in the last four seasons, but just 1-3 vs. Duke.

  • Loudest “Hoos!” chant during the anthem I’ve heard in years.

  • Wilkins gets Tatum at the outset. Duke basically going four-guard to start, UVA going conventional.

  • UVA 7, Duke 2, 15:50/1st. Energy definitely there. Cavs 3-of-7 from the floor. Duke 1-of-5 with 2 TOs.

  • Duke has rebounded three of its five misses. Need to clean that up.

  • Jack Salt: 4 pts.

  • Odd lineup for UVA. Not a lot of offense out there.

  • Duke with back-to-back threes against that odd lineup.

  • Duke 10, UVA 9, 11:39/1st. Seriously questioning the sub pattern right now.

  • If you’re going with a lineup with no offense, it shouldn’t give up wide-open looks from three.

  • Duke 17, UVA 16, 6:56/1st. Pace: 17 possessions in 13:04. Equates to 52 possession pace for the game.

  • Duke 19, UVA 16, 3:33/1st. Cavs have six points in the last 11:52.

  • Duke has been called twice on that moving ball screen.

  • Ty Jerome takes advantage of Harry Giles taking his time up the court on D to hit wide-open three, ties game at 21, 1:56/1st

  • UVA closes on 7-0 run, Cavs lead at half, 25-21.

  • Coach K lingers on the court an extra 45 seconds to lecture the refs. It’s ridiculous that he is allowed to do that.

  • UVA 9/28 FG (32.1%), Duke 7/21 (33.3%)
    UVA 3/12 3FG, Duke 3/8 3FG
    Both 4/4 FTs
    UVA 17-15 reb adv
    Duke 8 TOs, UVA 4 TOs

  • My unofficial count, Duke had two open looks, UVA had one. Everything elsse has been contested.

  • Need more Marial and London in the second half creating shots.

  • At the rim: Duke 3/5, UVA 5/8

  • Duke scores on its first four possessions of the second half

  • Danger zone

  • Duke 33, UVA 31, 15:35/2nd. Duke hit its first five from the floor. Amile Jefferson just picked up his fourth foul.

  • This one is feeling like some other second halves of late.

  • Duke 37-32 lead, 12:52/2nd. Duke 7/10 from the floor in the second half. UVA 3/8 with 4 TOs.

  • It is slipping away.

  • Perrantes: 3/8 FG. Shayok: 3/10 FG. Not going to win a lot of games with those type numbers.

  • Duke 37-35 lead, 11:54/2nd. Jerome pulled that 3 out of his arse with the shot clock winding down. Bad offense/good shot.

  • Next minute or two key with LP on bench getting rest.

  • Duke 43, UVA 41, 7:40/2nd. Cavs may have weathered the storm.

  • Duke started second half 6/7 from the floor, 2/9 since.

  • Basket by Guy was a three, so it’s 43-42 Duke, 7:40/2nd

  • However you’ve been sitting, don’t move.

  • Duke 46, UVA 42, 5:34/2nd. Tatum is killing us: 20 pts, 6/10 FG, 4/5 3FG

  • Duke 48, UVA 44, 3:28/2nd media timeout. If this goes straight up, maybe five more offensive possessions per team.

  • Cavs need to win these last five possessions at least +2 to tie.

  • Not a lot of margin for error.

  • Basically, need to play best ball of the season this last 3:28

  • Dagger

  • Jayson Tatum is having a Dwayne Bacon-esque night: 26 pts, 6/7 3FGs

  • Tatum, on the season, is a 31.7 percent shooter from three. Of course.

  • Final: Duke 65, UVA 55