Duke vs. Virginia Round Two Game Notes

Tre Jones | Photo: Chris Summerville


  • Who: No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers (20-1) vs. No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (20-2)
  • When: Feb. 9 at 6pm
  • Where: John Paul Jones Arena / Charlottesville, VA.


  • TV: ESPN (Dan Shulman/Jay Bilas/Maria Taylor)
  • Stream: WatchESPN
  • Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network (David Shumate/John Roth)
  • Satellite Radio: Sirius/XM: 84 / 84 (Duke); 80 / 80 (National)


  • Overall: 172nd meeting; Duke leads, 120-51
  • In Durham: Duke leads, 58-10 (53-9 at Cameron Indoor)
  • In Charlottesville: Duke leads, 41-34
  • At neutral sites: Duke leads, 21-6
  • Current streak: Duke, W1
  • Coach K vs. Virginia: 56-19 (56-18 at Duke)


  • Looking to sweep the season series and extend a six-game winning streak, No. 2 Duke heads to No. 3 Virginia for the teams’ second clash in less than a month.
  • The Blue Devils took the first meeting at Cameron Indoor Stadium, 72-70, on January 19 — Duke’s NCAA-leading fifth win over an AP top 15-ranked team this season.
  • The last nine games in the Duke-Virginia series have been decided by a total of 42 points (4.7 points per game).
  • Duke enters Saturday as one of two remaining undefeated road teams, joining top-ranked Tennessee.
  • Freshman RJ Barrett, who leads the ACC in scoring at 23.0 points, is 10th on Duke’s single-season freshman scoring list (505). He is the fastest Duke freshman to score 500 points, and the second fastest player in any season under Coach K to score 500 points (J.J. Redick, 19 games in 2005-06).
  • Over the last five games, freshman Zion Williamson is 50-of- 66 (.758) from the field with 118 points. He is second in the ACC in scoring at 22.0. He and Barrett are the highest scoring duo in the country this season at 45.0 points per game.
  • Williamson is the nation’s only player averaging 20.0+ points and shooting .650+ from the field.
  • The Blue Devils have allowed just 57.5 points over the last four games — fifth-best in power conferences over that span.
  • Of the nation’s top 40 teams in scoring defense, Duke is the only team ranked in the top 115 highest tempo teams. The Blue Devils are 35th in scoring defense and 18th in tempo.
  • Duke has recorded a steal on 13.9 percent of opponents’ possessions — best percentage in the NCAA. In the 2+ games that Tre Jones missed, Duke’s steal percentage was 6.0.

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