Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Duke Rallies Late to Stun Virginia; No. 4 Blue Devils End Second- Ranked Cavaliers' Unbeaten Streak with 69-63 Win; College Basketball

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Duke Rallies Late to Stun Virginia; No. 4 Blue Devils End Second- Ranked Cavaliers' Unbeaten Streak with 69-63 Win; College Basketball

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. * Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and No. 4 Duke got their biggest shots to start falling just in time.

Jones scored 17 points, Cook had 15 and both made critical 3- pointers in the closing minutes, fueling a game-ending 16-5 run that gave the Blue Devils a 69-63 victory against No. 2 Virginia, ending the Cavaliers' 19-game winning streak and 21-game home winning streak.

"We were getting the same looks. It was just a matter of the ball going in the basket," Jones said.

Cook hit three times from long range in the final 4:38 and Jones hit the clincher with about 10 seconds left, capping a dramatic turnaround that had seen the Blue Devils miss their first nine 3- point tries, and 11 of their first 13.

Then, with Virginia leading by eight with 4:48 to play, and its sell-out crowd looking for the kill shot, Duke's only hope was to start converting, and it did, making five of its last six. When Jones' 3 fell, pushing the Blue Devils' lead to six and forcing the Cavaliers to accept their fate, it brought a positive end to what has been a wild week for Duke.

A week ago, coach Mike Krzyzewski won his 1,000th career game against St. John's at Madison Square Garden. The Blue Devils then lost Wednesday night at Notre Dame and dismissed junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon the next day.

Ending the week with a smile was important, Cook said.

"Big time. Big time," Cook said. "They're one of the best teams in the country, and if you can get a win against those guys, especially in their house, it's just a great feeling."

The Blue Devils (18-3, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) finished 28 for 55 (50.9 percent) and became the first team to shoot 50 percent against the Cavaliers this season.

Justise Winslow added 15 and Jahlil Okafor had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Virginia (19-1, 7-1) started the second half with a 16-4 burst and led by 11 with just under 11 minutes to play before some ill- advised shots, turnovers and Duke's blistering shooting turned the tables. …

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