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Five players are averaging at least 11.1 points per game for Duke, they are Marvin Bagley III (21.2), Gary Trent Jr. The Hokies would drop the game 74-52 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Feb. 14, 2018.

Grayson Allen's resurgence needs to continue, not only for Duke to win tonight, but to be considered as a national title contender. Hunter's 15 second-half points were more than any other Virginia player scored all night. The Hurricanes closed the gap, however, early in the second half, opening the frame on a 10-2 run to trim the Wahoo advantage to 29-26. The Hokies played their best 45 minutes of basketball this season in Charlottesville and shut down a UVA offense that had been relatively efficient despite not being a high-scoring team.

The Wahoos climbed one spot to No. 1 in the new Associated Press Top 25 on Monday, despite Saturday's overtime loss at home to Virginia Tech. Allen was responsible for five of those points.

"We are going to have to fight like insane every game", Bennett said. "I thought that ignited us", Bennett said. In fact, Tech had just 19 rebounds, while Duke almost doubled that with 36. Nick Ward had 13 points and nine rebounds and Cassius Winston pitched in 12 points for the Spartans, who made their first six three-point attempts and finished 14 for 22 from behind the arc.

The Canes' comeback proved short-lived as the offensive drought soon returned and the Cavaliers tore off a 13-0 run over the next seven minutes-eventually taking a 27-16 lead into the locker room.

Kyle Guy of the Virginia Cavaliers
Kyle Guy of the Virginia Cavaliers

No. 18 Tennessee 70, SC 67: Grant Williams scored 22 points and made a big basket in the closing seconds as the Volunteers (19-6, 9-4 SEC) edged SC 70-67 to hand the Gamecocks their sixth consecutive loss. The Blue Devils are 20-5 and ranked No. 12 in the AP Poll.

"I think we are, 100 percent", said senior guard Devin Wilson when asked if the Hokies control their own destiny. We play a lot of really good teams, we have Duke again and then we have Miami again.

"You're going to give up something against every team", he said after the game, "but you're for sure going to give up something (against Duke)".

The Hokies return to action on Saturday when they travel to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech.

But guard Davon Hall missed two of three free throws, including the first of a one-and-one, while the Hokies scored on their final three possessions for the 61-60 win. Tipoff is scheduled for noon, and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.

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