The Blue Devils have allowed just 57.5 points over the last four games - fifth-best in power conferences over that span.
Duke, Tennessee and Virginia joined Gonzaga as top seeds with the Blue Devils the overall No. 1 seed, according to the selection committee. "The quick turnaround is good for us to try to move on".
MI was another team facing a ranked foe and looking for revenge as the Wolverines' first loss of the season took place a few weeks back at Wisconsin.
Duke led 31-17 before two 3-pointers by Guy, one by Jerome and another by Kihei Clark fueled an 18-8 run for Virginia that closed the gap to 39-35 at the half. Virginia has 44 turnovers over its past three games despite coming in first nationally in fewest turnovers (9.0).
For all its talent, Duke's soft underbelly, its area of exposure, appeared to be its 3-point shooting.
James is also a well-known friend of Duke Mike Krzyzewski as Coach K coached LeBron for USA Basketball. "That little bit of room - they took advantage of it without any kind of coaching". The Blue Devils instead expanded their lead to 52-41 on the strength of three three-pointers from Cam Reddish as part of an 11-4 push, leading to a timeout by Bennett. "Just as a point guard, he's always been able to control the game". North Carolina 9. Houston 10.
The rematch between teams with national championship aspirations came three weeks after the Blue Devils held off Virginia at Cameron Indoor Stadium for a 72-70 win, the most points the Cavaliers had allowed this season until Saturday.
Virginia was shorthanded in the 2nd half without Mamadi Diakite, who collided with Hunter in the 1st half, and never returned to the game. "We didn't know if he was going to play or not, but it was definitely a big loss for us".
No. 17 Florida State had the biggest jump in this week's poll, climbing five spots after beating Syracuse and Louisville, which remained at No. 16 despite the loss.