RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson lead Duke past Virginia | College Basketball Highlights

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Virginia is putting up 72.9 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. The Blue Devils are 35th in scoring defense and 18th in tempo.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - When LeBron James and Rajon Rondo walked into John Paul Jones Arena in the first half of No. 2 Duke's 81-71 victory at No. 3 Virginia on Saturday night, thousands of fans squealed as they held up their smartphones to capture the moment.

Duke enters Saturday as one of two remaining undefeated road teams, joining top-ranked Tennessee.

"It was a big loss", Hunter said of Diakite, who had seven points on 3-for-4 shooting.

After a Jack Salt rebound dunk got the Cavaliers crowd going, Barrett silenced them with a 3-pointer that put Duke in front 66-56 with 7:20 to play.

You can't blame Virginia coach Tony Bennett for hoping the Blue Devils attempted as many 3-pointers as possible.

Guy and Ty Jerome each had 16 points to lead Virginia.

Duke has recorded a steal on 13.9 percent of opponents' possessions - best percentage in the NCAA.

Duke's greatest weakness this season has been outside shooting, but the Blue Devils were on fire in Charlottesville. And, yes, the result of that result has me jumping the Blue Devils above the Cavaliers in Sunday morning's updated CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings.

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Duke played that game without Jones, who sat with a shoulder injury.

Despite Duke's blistering start, Virginia was within 41-37 early in the second half.

The Cavaliers, meanwhile, had been dealing with uncertainty surrounding their starting point guard in Jerome. They now share first place with North Carolina and have two games left with the Tar Heels.

Bennett didn't hold practice Sunday and Monday for rest and recovery and indicated Jerome was moving the in the right direction with regard to his sore back he initially tweaked on January 29 in the early portion of a 66-65 overtime win against North Carolina State in Raleigh.

Though it's likely both teams will be No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament, according to Joe Lunardi's latest bracketology, Saturday's game will go a long way to conference supremacy and seedings to get to the Final Four.

Since losing at Duke on January 19, the Cavs have won four straight games.

"I mean, we noticed, but you definitely still got a game to win, so we're focused", said forward RJ Barrett, who finished with a game-high 26 points after he made 60 percent of his 3-point attempts (6-for-10).

Duke will need to keep playing at this level to continue its winning streak, which reached seven games with the win over Virginia. They have consistently been among the top five teams in the country, even after they met the first time this season.

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