Virginia 66

(12-3, 0-1 ACC)

(7) Duke 77

(10-2, 1-0 ACC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2012

    Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

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    UVA 32 3466
    #7DUKE 35 4277

    Top Performers

    Virginia: A. Franklin 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    Duke: T. Liston 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Tricia Liston, Duke run streak to 19 straight over UVA

    Associated Press

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Joanne Boyle knows her return to Duke might have been tougher if she hadn't been through an even more emotional game earlier this season.

    The first-year Virginia coach, who graduated from Duke in 1985 and was later a Blue Devil assistant for 10 seasons, saw her team put up a solid effort against the No. 7 team in the nation Monday night. But it wasn't good enough for an upset as the Cavaliers fell 77-66 in the ACC opener for both teams.

    "I had the emotional piece this year when we played Cal out in Hawaii (losing 59-50 on Nov. 27 to the team Boyle had coached for the previous six seasons)," Boyle said. "It's different walking into a building and coaching against your former players . (but) it was special just to be back in the building and see all the special people here that I know. Duke is just a piece of my heart."

    Tricia Liston had 18 points to lead Duke (10-2) while fellow sophomores Haley Peters added 13, Richa Jackson 12 and Chelsea Gray 11 with eight assists.

    Ataira Franklin led Virginia (12-3) with 19 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out with 1:49 left, while Ariana Moorer added 18 including 10-for-10 from the free-throw line.

    It was Duke's 19th straight win in the series and 31st straight home-court victory.

    "Shooting 56 percent against an ACC opponent is pretty outstanding," Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said. "We might have been able to put a lot more points on the board if we didn't turn the ball over so much. But any time you shoot that kind of percentage against a strong team it shows a lot of ball movement."

    Duke won despite getting only eight points -- all in the second half -- from leading scorer Elizabeth Williams.

    "We were active in our zone and didn't give them a lot of touches," Boyle said. "We were doing a good job of getting loose balls and tips and steals, which we didn't necessarily convert in transition."

    The Blue Devils were up 41-37 following Franklin's 3-pointer with 17:40 left, but went on a 10-2 run over the next three minutes.

    "I definitely think we worked hard," Franklin said. "We've been a team that scraps and has gotten better and tougher on defense, but we need to be a team that not only plays well in adverse situations but doesn't get into adverse situations."

    Duke shot 56.3 percent to 39.3 for the Cavaliers, outrebounding them 31-30 and committing 25 turnovers to Virginia's 21.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 66 77
    FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 27-48 (.563)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 5-10 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-22 (.864) 18-25 (.720)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

    Game Leaders

    PointsA. Franklin 19T. Liston 18
    ReboundsA. Franklin 12T. Liston 7
    AssistsA. Moorer 2C. Gray 8
    StealsL. Gerson 6H. Peters 4
    BlocksJ. Pitts 2E. Williams 4

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