CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Well-rested because of foul trouble
and eager to make a contribution, Shelden Williams carried Duke
past Virginia on Sunday night.
Williams, who played just seven minutes in the first half,
scored 17 of his 21 points after halftime -- including 13 of the
team's 15 in one stretch after a second-half run by the Cavaliers --
in Duke's 93-71 victory.
"I couldn't worry about my three fouls," the 6-foot-9
sophomore said. "I was trying to go out there and play hard and
get my game on."
Williams wasn't alone -- the No. 2 Blue Devils had five other
players in double figures -- but he was the one they went to time
and again after the Cavaliers' last run pulled them to 63-51 with
Coach Mike Krzyzewski didn't start Williams in the second half
for fear his excitement would lead to a fourth foul, but when he
finally put him in, it was over.
"We were going to him right away, kind of getting him back in
the game, and then he really got back in the game," Krzyzewski
"He made some great, great plays."
Williams finished 6-for-12 from the field, 9-for-10 from the
foul line and grabbed 12 rebounds as Duke enjoyed a 43-30 advantage
on the glass.
The night also was a big one for Duke's J.J. Redick, a Roanoke
native who broke the ACC record for consecutive free throws made.
Redick made the only two he attempted and has made 50 in a row
dating to last season. He broke a tie with former Virginia star
Jeff Lamp, who hit 48 in a row in the 1979-80 season.
"It was great to break it here," Redick said, noting that
Krzyzewski pulled him from the Blue Devils last game to give him
"I had a bunch of people at the game from back home."
Duke (12-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won nine
Virginia (10-3, 0-2) was seeking its third victory in its last
four games against Duke at University Hall, but instead lost for
the 17th time in the last 19 meetings. Duke now leads the all-time
Brown said he deserved much of the blame for the loss. He missed
several times from in close and let Williams take over after
"He got the ball and we weren't playing good 'D," Brown said.
"That was my fault. I wasn't checking him. In the first half, I
was going right at him and he got in foul trouble. I let off him"
in the second half.
Duke led 46-38 at halftime and used a 10-0 burst early in the
second half to push its lead to 63-45. Virginia started slowly
coming back, but then Williams began outmuscling the Cavaliers
underneath and dominating.
Virginia never got closer than 11 after the 10-0 spurt.