Monday, February 2, 2009


Previously No. 1 DUKE 79, VIRGINIA 54 - Unlike Wake Forest, Duke didn’t stumble after Wednesday night’s tussle in Winston-Salem.

Gerald Henderson scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to lead top-ranked Duke past Virginia on Sunday.

Nolan Smith added 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the ACC-leading Blue Devils (19-2, 6-1). They wrapped up what surely will be a one-week run as the nation’s top-ranked team with a dominating effort that helped them bounce back from a final-seconds loss to Wake Forest.

Landesberg recovered from a rocky start and scored 12 of his 20 points in the second half. After turning it over three times on his first six trips downcourt and picking up two early fouls, he wound up leading the Cavaliers in scoring for the 11th time in 20 games while hitting the 20-point mark for the 10th time—the most by a freshman in school history.

Mike Scott added 10 points for Virginia (7-10, 1-5), which lost its fifth straight and hasn’t won an ACC game since the start of 2009.

The Blue Devils improved to 13-0 at home this season, winning for the 28th time in 29 games at Cameron while claiming their 14th straight win there over the Cavaliers.

Duke's Jon "Crazy Face" Scheyer made crazy faces.

(AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)

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