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Tennessee Remains No. 1 Over Duke in New AP Poll Top 25

Tennessee Remains No. 1 Over Duke in New AP Poll Top 25

U.Va. forward Mamadi Diakite collided face-to-face Saturday night with teammate De'Andre Hunter with 4:39 left in the first half, resulting in Diakite laying face-down and almost motionless on the floor in front of Duke's bench for about a minute before walking to the locker room.

James had built a relationship with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski while playing with the USA men's national team when Krzyzewski was the head coach. That season, Duke went undefeated on the road in ACC play on its way to a 13-3 league record...

Freshman star Zion Williamson scored 18 points with five assists.

The Zags have a 51-point edge over fourth-ranked Virginia. With Jones in the lineup, Duke leads the country in steal percentage (13.9).

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Ty Jerome, who missed the Cavaliers' last game with a sore back, also had 16 points. After the break, Reddish connected three times from deep as the Blue Devils pushed the margin to 52-41 in just over four minutes. Williamson replied: "Stop it, bro", in an attempt to douse the media hype surrounding his potential lottery status in the upcoming NBA Draft - whereas teammate Tre Jones, himself a point guard, was damn near fixated that his idol Rajon Rondo was in the stands watching him control the pace. Defensively, the Blue Devils give up just 65.2 points per game and they have a +11 rebounding advantage average. Virginia is putting up 72.9 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. But Williamson turned in big plays on both ends for Duke.

Way back on November 6, when Duke served notice it was a serious national title contender with a 118-84 demolishing of Kentucky, the Blue Devils hit 12 of 26 3-pointers (46.2 percent). Diakite, who scored seven points before appearing to sustain a head injury, didn't play again. That left the Cavaliers with only five seconds on the shot clock and they failed to hit the rim after in-bounding the ball and turned the ball over.

The Blue Devils' first two made field goals were Barrett 3-pointers as Duke jumped to an 8-0 lead. The Huskies defeated Arizona but suffered their first Pac-12 loss to Arizona State. Duke's 5-1 record versus top 15 teams leads the nation...

It's been two years since Kyle Guy knew what it felt like to be in the midst of a losing streak.