The UVa men's basketball team had a tremendous late-game rally fall short as the 'Hoos lost their 16th straight game at Cameron Indoor Stadium 69-65.
Virginia went on an 11-0 run late to tie the game at 63, and then eventually took its first lead of the game with 37 seconds left on a Malcolm Brogdon free throw to put UVa ahead 65-64.
Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to give Duke a 67-65 lead and the Blue Devils held on for the win.
Coach Tony Bennett says, "I told the guys don't hang your head about that, we can continue to improve. My line to them was if you had won it wouldn't have made your season and if you had lost it wouldn't have broke your season and that's where its at."
UVa senior forward Akil Mitchell says, "Its hard to believe right now but its true. I think it hurts me especially because of how much it means for me to play here."
UVa sophomore guard Malcolm Brogdon says, "We are definitely mad, we are all competitors at the highest level. We want to win, all of us are mad when we lose, but there is definitely encouraging things that we saw out there in terms of us coming back and making that run in Cameron, there's a lot of things that we did well in this game but there's a lot of things we need to go back to the board and work on."
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski says, "I thought we played with so much heart tonight and it was our best game as far as that goes, to play with that much heart, because we beat a really good team."
It was Duke's 26th straight win at home. Virginia falls to 3-1 in the ACC. Duke improves to 2-2. Virginia's next game is Saturday at home against Florida State.
Marty Hudtloff is the Sports Director at WVIR-TV. He joined the NBC29 sports team in October of 2003. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from Bradley University. You can reach out to Marty via Email or Twitter.