After holding on against Georgia Tech on Saturday for an 81-74 victory, Duke’s next game is an interesting one.
The Blue Devils (13-2, 1-0) will host Virginia (14-1, 1-0) on Thursday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium (ESPN, 9 p.m.). While the Cavaliers didn’t have the most rigorous non-conference schedule in the country, Virginia did manage to beat Michigan, Oregon and LSU while losing only to TCU.
With its slower tempo, Virginialeads the conference in scoring defense, yielding 50.5 points per game. The Cavaliers are also in the top three in the conference in field-goal defense (38 percent) and 3-point percentage defense (27 percent).