The No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers showed up in full force at Cameron Indoor Stadium Saturday afternoon, taking down the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils on the road for the first time since 1995. No doubt about it, this is the Hoos’ best win of the season, and one of the best wins fans have gotten to experience in the Tony Bennett era.
We can’t blame the Virginia Softball team, then, for stopping everything to watch this finish and celebrate the win.
There was a lot to celebrate for the Hoos, who led by as many as 13 points early in the second half. Here are the ACC Digital Network highlights:
And here are the quick highlights from Virginia Sports:
The play the just about sealed Duke’s fate was Ty Jerome’s ICE COLD three from several feet outside the arc.
Here’s the reaction of the Virginia Women’s Basketball team:
The women’s basketball team, by the way, are also sitting atop the ACC standings at 7-1 in conference. The Hoos are en route to Atlanta, GA to take on Georgia Tech.
Virginia proved on Saturday that its nation-leading defense is a result of skill and execution, not a reflection of the quality of its opponents. The Hoos held Duke—the top offense in the country—to a season-low 63 points, grabbing eight steals and three blocks in the process. This video highlights just that.
Lastly, if you’re just watching the highlights, you may have missed this one. Duke’s Grayson Allen got accidentally knocked in the chin by Virginia’s Kyle Guy late in the game. Allen fell to the ground, and when Guy offered a hand to help him back up, Allen reverted to his temper tantrum ways.
POINT: It’s wrong to hate an unpaid, college amateur.— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) January 27, 2018
COUNTERPOINT: Grayson Allen exists. pic.twitter.com/DptHbVhLNZ
It’s worth a second look just because.
Enjoy the win today, Virginia fans. It’s back to work tomorrow as the Hoos prepare to host the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET.