Virginia faces its toughest test of the season: on the road against the fourth-ranked Blue Devils, a team Virginia hasn’t been able to beat on the road since a 2OT win back in 1995.
Duke, at 18-2 overall and 6-2 in the ACC, probably needs this win more than Virginia does. The Blue Devils are already two games back of the perfect 8-0 Hoos, and a loss to Virginia would make it that much tougher for Duke to get the 1-seed in the ACC Tournament, if that matters. That said, a loss won’t have much of a material effect on either team, given that it’s still January with over an entire month of basketball left to play. For those following along with the rankings, a win could nab a couple more first place votes for the Hoos, although likely not enough to overtake Villanova without some help from the Wildcats.
It’s the marquee matchup that all of college basketball will be watching today. Here’s the big preview. The nation’s top defense against the nation’s top offense!
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