Duke Hands Virginia First Loss; College Basketball Scores on Jan. 31

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Sporting Alert) — No. 4 Duke used a late 11-0 run to beat No. 2 Virginia 69-63 and handed the Cavaliers their first loss of the season on Saturday night.

The negative result on Saturday snapped the 19-game winning streak of Virginia, as well as ended a 21 game home winning run.

Trailing 63-58 with 3:00 remaining in the game, the Blue Devils, who struggled early from behind the arc, knocked down three 3-pointers in the 11-0 scoring streak to set up the win.

Tyus Jones scored 17 points and connected on two of the last three pointers down the stretch to lead the way for Duke (18-3, 5-3 ACC).

Justise Winslow added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Quinn Cook, who was 3-of-4 from three-point range, also scored 15 points for the travelers, who rebounded from Wednesday night’s 77-73 defeat to No. 8 Notre Dame.

Star center Jahlil Okafor was limited to just seven shots on the night, but knocked down five of them for 10 points, while pulling down nine boards in the victory.

Malcolm Brogdon paced the Cavaliers (19-1, 7-1 ACC) with 17 points and six rebounds, with Justin Anderson, the other Virginia player in double-figure scoring, adding 11 points in the defeat.

Duke went into the halftime break up 26-25, but Virginia used a 16-4 run to take a 30-41 lead with 13:38 remaining.

The Blue Devils responded with a 22-7 run in the last 5:08 to silence the home supporters and handed Mike Krzyzewski his 1001 victory.

Duke shot 50.9-percent from the field on 28-of-55 shooting, while grabbing 23 defensive rebounds to secure a key Atlantic Coast Conference victory on the road.

Virginia’s defeat now means that No. 1 Kentucky is the only undefeated team left in NCAA DI men’s basketball this season.

The Wildcats (21-0) easily knocked off Alabama, 70-55 to stay 100-percent on the season and improved to 8-0 in Southeastern Conference play.

Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 12 points to lead the way for Kentucky, with Devin Booker adding 11 and Aaron Harrison contributing 10.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Pittsburgh stunned No. 8 Notre Dame, 76-72, Richmond also scored an upset 64-55 victory over No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth, while No. 20 Baylor stopped a declining No. 19 Texas, 83-60 in Big 12 league play.

NCAA College Basketball Scores on Jan. 31

(1) Kentucky 70, Alabama 55
(4) Duke 69, (2) Virginia 63
(5) Wisconsin 74, Iowa 63
(7) Villanova 68, DePaul 55
Pittsburgh 76, (8) Notre Dame 72
(9) Kansas 68, Kansas St 57
(10) Louisville 78, (13) North Carolina 68
(18) Northern Iowa 70, (12) Wichita St 54
Richmond 64, (14) Virginia Commonwealth 55
(15) Iowa State 83, TCU 66
(17) West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 58
(20) Baylor 83, (19) Texas 60
(21) Georgetown 67, Creighton 40
(22) Indiana 72, Rutgers 64
(25) Butler 72, Marquette 68

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