In a match-up of top five teams in the country and the first battle of number one teams from the AP and Coaches polls in ACC history, Virginia fell short, losing 72-70, at Duke.
The loss marked the first for UVa’ this season and snapped the Cavaliers’ 13-game road win streak.
“They’re a heck of a team and they made some terrific plays defensively and offensively. I told the guys in the locker room it wasn’t our effort, it was just a couple possessions at the end of the game where we were a bit unsound whether it was not getting a block, reaching on the ball, or turnovers,” head coach Tony Bennett said. “In order to beat a team like Duke in this setting, you have to be at an A or an A- in those components or those areas. It was just a little unsound.”
Four different players scored in double digits for UVa, led by De’Andre Hunter’s 18 points.