7:45 PM ET, February 28, 2010
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- With a showdown at Maryland for the ACC title looming, Kyle Singler and Jon Scheyer gave No. 5 Duke exactly what it needed on Sunday night -- a big lead and a chance to cruise to the finish.Singler scored 21 points and Scheyer had 20 and both watched the last several minutes from the bench as the Blue Devils cruised to a 67-49 victory against short-handed Virginia.More than getting to rest in a lopsided game, Singler said "it was more important that we all played pretty well and [we'll] have good momentum going into the Maryland game."The Blue Devils (25-4, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won eight straight and will arrive in College Park, Md., with a one-game lead over the Terrapins.
• Kyle Singler scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half, and Jon Scheyer added 20 as the Blue Devils started th game on a 20-4 run and coasted to their eighth straight win.
• Duke now holds a one-game lead in the ACC over Maryland heading into their clash in College Park, Md., on Wednesday.
• Virginia played without its leading scorer, Sylven Landesberg, who was sidelined with a thigh injury.
• Jerome Meyinsse (21 points) was the only Cavaliers player in double figures as Duke held them to just 31.4 percent shooting (16 for 51).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-50 (.480)||16-51 (.314)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-18 (.389)||2-12 (.167)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-17 (.706)||15-18 (.833)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|