No. 2 Virginia Beats No. 4 Duke, 65-63 In ACC Play

DURHAM, N.C. — Kyle Guy made a pair of free throws with 6.1 seconds left, and No. 2 Virginia defeated No. 4 Duke 65-63 in conference play on Saturday.

Guy totaled 17 points with three rebounds, while Devon Hall added 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists in the win.

Ty Jerome finished with 13 points and made a critical 3-pointer with 37.6 seconds to play with seven assists, five rebounds and three steals in the victory for Virginia.

Freshman guard De’Andre Hunter ended with 12 points off the bench for the Cavaliers (20-1, 9-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 12th straight and picked up their first victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995.

Marvin Bagley III had 30 points on 13 of 18 shooting to go along with 14 rebounds to lead Duke in the home defeat.

Fellow freshman talent Wendell Carter Jr. poured 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Blue Devils (18-3, 6-3), who shot 48 percent but were only 4 for 15 from 3-pointers.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was disappointed about the defeat, but hopes his young team will learn from it.

“If we want to win something really big, your best players have to play a lot of minutes,” Krzyzewski said.

“And I think that’s what the regular season’s about, is preparing for — hopefully, we’re in it in March. So I think we learned a lot.”

Virginia, as a team, shot 39-percent and was 6 for 22 from 3-point range on the day.

The Cavaliers led 32-22 at halftime before Duke made it a contest after outscoring the visitors 41-33 in the second half.

However, the home team came up short in the end and will look to rebound against the visiting Notre Dame in a quick turnaround on Monday night.

Virginia’s only defeat of the season came last month at No. 7 West Virginia and the Cavs head coach Tony Bennett said it helped his team preparing for Duke.

“That’s why we play those West Virginia games,” the Cavs head coach Tony Bennett said. “A West Virginia-type game, not finishing out, I think that all adds to a successful element today.”

Virginia will entertain Louisville on Wednesday night.

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