GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Virginia 69, Duke 68

(AP Photo/Chris Seward)

By BOB SUTTON
Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. - Reece Beekman hit a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining as Virginia knocked off No. 7 Duke 69-68.

It was just the second 3-pointer on 12 attempts for the Cavaliers.

Jayden Gardner scored 17 points, Kadin Shedrick posted a career-high 16 points - many coming on a variety of dunks - and Armaan Franklin had 11 points. Virginia (15-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won three games in a row.

Foul-plagued Mark Williams scored 16 points and Trevor Keels got all 12 of his points in the second half for Duke (19-4, 9-3), which had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Paolo Banchero was held to a season-low nine points and his desperation 3 hit only the side of the backboard to end the game.

Before the last sequence, Beekman made a backcourt steal and basket to knot the score but failed to complete the three-point play. Then Keels put Duke back on top with two free throws with 1:26 left.

Virginia's Kihei Clark had a look at an open 3, but it bounced off with about a minute left. Another Duke turnover came before Beekman's miss.

But a held ball resulted in Virginia having the ball with 7.2 seconds to play. Beekman also drained a 3 at the buzzer to beat Syracuse in the 2021 ACC Tournament.

Duke didn't have a lead in the second half until Jeremy Roach's drive for a basket at the 4-minute mark. Keels then put back his own miss to make it 66-63.

Virginia led 34-29 at halftime, aided by a 15-3 stretch that began around the midway mark of the half.

A pair of 3-pointers from reserve Bates Jones helped the Blue Devils stay in range after the Cavaliers built a 32-20 edge. Still, Duke was stuck with its largest halftime deficit of the season.


Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Gardner F 35 8-19 1-1 0-0 4-8 0 1 2 2 2 17
F. Caffaro C 16 3-6 2-2 0-0 1-6 0 0 0 0 4 8
K. Clark G 38 4-11 0-0 0-4 0-2 9 0 2 2 2 8
A. Franklin G 38 4-13 2-4 1-6 0-3 3 0 4 0 2 11
R. Beekman G 25 3-7 0-1 1-2 0-1 3 0 2 0 4 7
K. Shedrick   24 8-8 0-0 0-0 3-6 0 0 0 0 2 16
M. Poindexter   14 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 1 1 0
K. Stattmann   10 1-1 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 0 0 0 2
Totals   200 31-65
(.477)
5-9
(.556)
2-12
(.167)
11-32 16 2 10 5 17 69


Duke
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
P. Banchero F 38 3-9 2-2 1-3 3-9 3 3 0 4 1 9
W. Moore Jr. F 38 3-8 2-2 1-5 0-7 1 0 0 2 2 9
A. Griffin F 24 1-7 0-0 0-2 2-4 4 0 0 1 0 2
M. Williams C 19 5-7 6-7 0-0 1-4 0 3 1 1 4 16
J. Roach G 30 2-5 2-3 1-2 0-2 4 0 1 3 1 7
T. Keels   27 3-11 5-6 1-3 2-4 2 0 0 1 1 12
T. John   14 2-2 1-2 0-0 2-4 0 3 1 2 1 5
B. Jones   8 2-2 0-0 2-2 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 6
J. Baker   2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Totals   200 22-52
(.423)
18-22
(.818)
6-17
(.353)
13-39 14 9 3 15 11 68
Officials: Kipp Kissinger, Keith Kimble, Doug Shows




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