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ACC acknowledges ‘incorrect’ call in Duke-Virginia game


The Atlantic Coast Conference acknowledged officials made an “incorrect adjudication” on the final play of regulation in Saturday’s game between Duke and No. 8 Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

With the score tied at 58-58 and 1.2 seconds remaining, Duke’s Kyle Filipowski drove to the basket and attempted a contested finish over Virginia’s Reece Beekman and Ryan Dunn.

“A foul was called on Virginia’s Ryan Dunn during a shot attempt by Duke’s Kyle Filipowski as time expired,” the ACC said in a statement. “Upon the officials’ review of the play, it was determined that the foul committed occurred after the clock reached 0.0. However, the play should have resulted in two free throws for Duke.”

The game extended into overtime, and the Cavaliers (19-4, 11-3 ACC) pulled away for a 69-62 victory over the Blue Devils (17-8, 8-6). The win allowed Virginia to remain tied for first place with Pitt atop the ACC.

Blue Devils coach Jon Scheyer said didn’t receive clarification from the officials on the reason behind the call being overturned.

“They told me after the fact that the call was made after the buzzer,” Scheyer said. “And you can see the ball left his hands before point-zero. So I don’t know exactly what the rule is. I’d like to get some clarification, understand. But the call was made, so I don’t know how the call can be taken away.”

Filipowski, who averages a team-best 14.8 points per game, was held scoreless on 0-for-6 shooting with five turnovers in 30 minutes of playing time on Saturday.

–Field Level Media

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