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Duke Wins at Virginia 81-71; Concerns in Charlottesville? - Pro Sports Fandom
Last night Duke took the rematch against Virginia in Charlottesville, sweeping the Cavaliers. The score 81-71. As I watched the game last night, it never felt like it was that close and it could have been worse. Duke probably stays at #2 in the rankings (or they may move up to #1 over Tennessee with the nice win). Virginia won’t move down too much in the rankings despite the loss. It is the Cavaliers second, both times to the Blue Devils. But should there be cause of concern in Charlottesville? We know Virginia has been ranked atop of the college basketball world for the last 4-5 years. However, the Cavaliers have seen more March heartbreak than anything else, failing to get to the Sweet 16 in three of the last five seasons despite having a high ranking. And of course, we know about last year where they became the first #1 seed to fall to a #16 seed in tournament history after many (myself included) penned them to at least get to the Final Four. This year, Virginia will likely take a #1 or #2 spot in the tournament again. The defense is pretty aggressive and the offense is fairly [...]