The No. 7 Duke Blue Devils used a 13-2 run late in the first half to take a ten-point lead over the Virginia Hokies en route to a 75-60 win at the Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia on Thursday night.
Freshman guard Austin Rivers led the Blue Devils with 18 points on seven-of-11 shooting, including four of six from beyond the arc. Junior forward Ryan Kelly added 15 points off the bench for the Blue Devils, who improved to 19-3 overall and are now 6-1 within the ACC.
Duke hosts the Miami Hurricanes at Cameron Indoor Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Guard Eric Green had a team-high 17 points for the Hokies, who also got 16 points from forward Victor Davila. Both Green and Davila notched seven rebounds.
With the loss, the Hokies fell to 12-10 overall and are 1-6 in the ACC with the Clemson Tigers visiting Blacksburg on Saturday afternoon.
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