No.3 Virginia and No. 2 Duke are set for a rematch Saturday at John Paul Jones arena.
Duke beat Virginia 72-70 just over two weeks ago in Durham.
Duke's Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett combined for 57 points in that game.
On Monday, UVa coach Tony Bennett said his point guard Ty Jerome told him that his sprained back was feeling better. Jerome missed Saturday's game against Miami with that bad back.
On Monday, Bennett also talked about the rematch with Duke.
"There were some areas where they were really good against us and we weren't as good as we needed to be," says Bennett. "Can we handle those situations better. Can we make some adjustments. That's always part of it playing a team a second time around. Both teams are going to try to make adjustments It's just going to be who's playing good basketball in that 40 or 45 minutes... Or whatever it takes."
On Saturday, ESPN's College GameDay will be at John Paul Jones arena for their 11am show.
"It means there's great excitement, your program is in a great spot," says Bennett. "I remember how big of a deal that was before it ever got here, the first time. Wow! College GameDay is coming to Charlottesville. I'm not saying you take it for granted, that's pretty special that its here, not just because we have the number one or two team in the country. They're coming because it is a big game and we're playing high level basketball. It's one of those featured games."
On Monday, Ty Jerome was named one of ten candidates for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. Jerome is averaging a career-high 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals.
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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.