RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson lead Duke past Virginia | College Basketball Highlights

This breathtaking Zion Williamson block shouldn't be possible

After the break, Reddish connected three times from deep as the Blue Devils pushed the margin to 52-41 in just over four minutes.

Tre Jones answered with a 3-pointer from the corner. Notre Dame's Mike Brey had the same wish two weeks ago. "Duke shot 58.7 percent from the floor - the best percentage against U.Va. since November 2010, when Washington shot 58 percent in the Huskies" 106-63 win in Maui.

The Virginia men's basketball team is 20-2 overall, and 8-2 in the ACC, following Saturday's 81-71 defeat at the hands of Duke.

A plan to cut off the driving lanes, even if it meant Duke's shooters were wide open, proved a bad idea.

"It's a little bit deflating when they're banging 3s and you're trying to keep them out of the lane", Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. "They have some special players in what they can do". They gathered themselves and had several runs that energized the crowd, but a team that's 20-0 against everyone else never could get over the hump against arguably the country's most talented squad.

It's hard to find fault in Bennett's plan, just as it wasn't when Notre Dame's Brey saw the Blue Devils hit nine of 16 while beating his Irish 83-61 back on January 28.

Duke hit 8-of-11 three's in the first half alone, including the first five of the game.

The more important numbers pertaining to the post-season picture are Gonzaga's standing at No. 1 in the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) ratings and landing the top seed in the West Region when the NCAA released its initial bracket projections Saturday morning. Duke and Virginia didn't tip off for another five hours or so.

Duke finished 13 for 21 from 3-point range after making just 2 of 14 in a 72-70 victory against Virginia on January 19. R.J. Barrett is leading the team with 23 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while Zion Williamson is adding 22 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.

Hey, we don't care if Williamson can or cannot shoot. "I practiced off and on all week, and I practiced pretty much the whole time on Friday, and I felt all right".

Virginia definitely has been a team that consistently plays Duke tough.

Way back on November 6, when Duke served notice it was a serious national title contender with a 118-84 demolishing of Kentucky, the Blue Devils hit 12 of 26 3-pointers (46.2 percent).

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