Though it was in a losing effort, Virginia saw the return of point guard Ty Jerome (back) on Saturday against Duke.
Entering Saturday night's showdown with No. 3 Virginia, the Blue Devils had only made 30.8 percent of their 3-point shots this season. With Virginia leading, 37-34, Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie was forced to call a timeout to end the Cavalier run. You've got to read when is (your teammate) OK on the ball and then leave and be there on the catch. I think their offense will be more efficient and their defense won't have to change too much to keep Virginia down in scoring.
Duke jumped off to the early lead, largely thanks to Barrett's accuracy from three.
"It was one of my poorer performances in the first 15 minutes of the first half", Guy said.
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The Blue Devils would extend their lead to five on numerous occasions, but couldn't break it higher. They have covered the spread in three straight as well.
When Duke beat Virginia 72-70 back on January 19 in Durham, the Blue Devils hit only 2 of 14 3-pointers.
Michigan State is the team in the top ten that is the hardest to rank right now. "Just as a point guard, he's always been able to control the game". The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.
"We knew we were capable of shooting", Reddish said. He missed the first two months of the season with a foot injury and has played just nine games.
The Blue Devils defeated the Cavaliers 81-71 on Saturday to sweep the regular-season series. Former Duke great Grant Hill was also in attendance, as was Ralph Sampson, Virginia's three-time national player of the year.
The Blue Devils have won six straight games following an 80-55 win over Boston College.
Jerome and Guy finished as Virginia's leading scorers, each with 16 points. He also dished out five assists and led the team with three blocks. They are underrated defensively as they are holding teams to just 29.5 percent from the three-point line (3rd in ACC, 13th in nation), 38.6 percent from the field (9th in nation) and 65.5 points per game (6th in ACC). Williamson had 18 points to go along with three blocks, and Tre Jones also scored in double figures, finishing with 13 points. Duke hit only 3-of-12 field goals and had five turnovers in the first quarter.
"We plugged the gaps and we probably were in there a little long and they hit deep shots", Bennett said.