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Duke Falls To #8 Virginia in OT, 69-62

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Duke rallied from a five-point deficit with less than two minutes to play, but had a potential trip to the free throw line with less than a second remaining waived off and fell to No. 8 Virginia in overtime, 69-62, on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Devils (17-8, 8-6) were led by Jeremy Roach, who scored 16 points. The junior was joined in double-figures by Tyrese Proctor (14), Jacob Grandison (11) and Dariq Whitehead (10). On the boards, Duke was led by Ryan Young, who finished with 11 rebounds. Duke out-rebounded Virginia, 39-24, the 20th time in 24 games that Duke has had a rebounding advantage.


  • Duke’s first basket of the afternoon came courtesy of Jeremy Roach, who knocked down a three-pointer after an offensive rebound by Dereck Lively II and gave the Blue Devils an early lead, 5-4.
  • Duke held the Cavaliers scoreless for over three minutes and used a personal seven-point run by Roach to edge ahead, 12-9, just over seven minutes into the game. The Leesburg, Va., native scored 12 of the Blue Devils’ first 14 points and reached double-digit points for the fifth straight game coming out of the under-12 media timeout.
  • Back-to-back three-pointers by Tyrese Proctor extended Duke’s lead, 20-13, with 9:38 remaining in the first half. Duke made five made field goals out of its last six attempts and utilized a 15-4 run spanning five minutes to stay ahead, 20-15.
  • The two teams traded dunks to end the opening half and Duke remained in the lead, 27-25, at the break. Through the first 20 minutes, Roach led the Blue Devils with 12 points. Duke out-rebounded Virginia, 18-9, in the first half. Mark Mitchell spearheaded the efforts on the boards with a team-high five rebounds.
  • Dariq Whitehead, returning from a lower-leg injury against Virginia Tech on Jan. 23, knocked down three-pointers on consecutive trips down the floor. His first two baskets of the game made it a 47-42 game in favor of the Blue Devils and forced a Virginia timeout.
  • The freshman guard made a fade away jumper on Duke’s next trip down the floor, pushing the Blue Devils’ stretch to six consecutive made shots. Whitehead laid in his 10th point of the night off an offensive rebound, reaching double-digits for the seventh time in his last nine games played.
  • Duke was held without a field goal for five minutes but only trailed by one point, 54-53, at the final media timeout of the game.
  • Grandison made a three-pointer with 50 seconds remaining to tie the game at 58. Duke’s defense forced an errant three-pointer, setting up the final possession. Filipowski was fouled on a last-second dunk attempt but following a review, the call on the floor was waived off and sent the game to overtime.
  • The Cavaliers scored the first five points of extra time before back-to-back layups by Proctor drew the Blue Devils within one, 63-62, with just over 60 seconds to play before eventually falling, 69-62.


  • The game was the 177th in the all-time series vs. Virginia, with Duke now leading, 123-54.
  • In Charlottesville, the series now favors Duke, 43-36, including Duke leading 7-4 at John Paul Jones Arena.
  • Duke has won nine of the last 15 in the series, with each of the games decided by an average of just 4.5 points in that span. No game has been decided by more than 10 points in that span.
  • The last five games in the series have had the following margins: UVa by two (52-50), Duke by one (66-65), UVa by one (69-68), Duke by four (65-61), UVa by seven (69-62 in OT).
  • For the season, Duke has now held 21 of 25 opponents to below their season scoring average, including nine to that team’s then season-low for points. UVa scored 69 (58 in regulation) after entering the game averaging 70.0.
  • Duke is now 17-4 in games holding an opponent below its season scoring average.
  • Duke out-rebounded Virginia, 39-24, the 20th time in 24 games that Duke has had a rebounding advantage. Duke is now 16-4 this season when out-rebounding the opponent.
  • Since the start of 2020-21 season, Duke is now 48-8 when out-rebounding the opponent.
  • Duke held a 16-2 advantage in second-chance scoring.
  • Duke has now connected on at least one three-point field goal in 1,178 consecutive games – the nation’s second longest active streak.
  • Duke lost consecutive games for the first time this season and is now 6-1 following a loss in 2022-23.
  • Dariq Whitehead, Duke’s second-leading scorer in ACC play, returned to action after missing four straight games with a lower leg sprain.
  • Whitehead was one of four Blue Devils to score in double figures with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with four rebounds.
  • For Whitehead, it marked the seventh time in his last nine games played to reach double figures in points.
  • Junior Jeremy Roach scored a team high 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
  • Freshman Tyrese Proctor scored in double figures with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting with four rebounds and four assists. It marked Proctor’s 11th double-figure scoring game this season, with seven coming over the last nine games.


  • “I hurt for our guys because they battled. Played a really good Virginia team. I respect the hell out of Tony [Bennett] and what he’s done with his program and who he is as a person and as a coach. Ever since I’ve been back here on the staff we’ve had some incredible battles with him. I do wish that [Kyle Filipowski] got that opportunity at the end. I still would like an explanation exactly what had happened. I don’t have clarity on that. I can’t give you clarity on that. Disappointing. Put ourselves in a position and credit to Virginia. Also, for our guys, I’m with them. Keep going. Absolutely battled.” — head coach Jon Scheyer
  • “Oh definitely. He had an open lane. He went up strong, tried to dunk like we talk about all the time in practice, just going up strong and physical and just got unlucky with it. It was a good look.” — freshman Tyrese Proctor on if he was happy with the final play that Duke had in regulation

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