No. 8 Duke Holds Off No. 16 Virginia 61-58

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Mason Plumlee scored 12 points and No. 8 Duke held on to beat No. 16 Virginia 61-58 on Thursday night to snap the Cavaliers' 12-game winning streak.

Austin Rivers and Seth Curry added 11 points apiece for the Blue Devils (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Despite an off night from 3-point range, they shot 52 percent against one of the league's stingiest defenses, put together a game-changing run shortly after halftime, then held off Virginia's late push to claim their second straight win.

Mike Scott scored 23 points for the Cavaliers (14-2, 1-1). They pulled within three on Akil Mitchell's stickback dunk with 47.6 seconds left, then forced a stop and had the ball with about 13 seconds left. But Scott missed a 3-pointer from the corner and Jontel Evans missed a 3 from the wing as time expired.

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  • by SAVAGE on Jan 13, 2012 at 01:15 PM
    The Buckeyes and Temple sure proved to be hard for them. i agrre, Duke has some work to do!
  • by Basketball Fan Location: Washington on Jan 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM
    Duke, according to ESPN, has the hardest schedule in the NCAA.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM
    "Sure you we win the big dance this year"......HUH??? Can you try again in English?
  • by Drew on Jan 13, 2012 at 08:47 AM
    I hear you Dude, your right, just amazing team, so fast and agile! Sure you we win the big dance this year, if the NIT lets you in!
  • by Drew on Jan 13, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    Duke is the most overrated team in the NCAA. They are in big trouble come March people.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2012 at 08:08 AM in reply to Drew
      Their multiple national championships and consistant top 10 ranking year in and year out would suggest that you know nothing about college basketball. I think you need to stay in the kitchen.
    • reply
      by lyfe on Jan 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM in reply to Drew
      hahaha you have got to be a tarholes fan to make a stupid comment like that
    • reply
      by Heels fan on Jan 13, 2012 at 04:29 PM in reply to Drew
      Its funny Duke Says there a consistant top Ten team most years, and i agree, but Dspn Does love them some dookies. To my point, whats the point of being Top 10 if u cant win a Natty? 6>3 Go HEELS

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