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Virginia Aiming for Turnaround in Durham

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

January 11, 2008

The Virginia Men's Basketball Team has a rough time when it travels to Duke. The Cavaliers open their ACC schedule at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday, a place where the Blue Devils are unbeaten this season, and have owned Virginia all-time.

Currently, Duke is 7-0 on its home floor, part of a 12-1 overall effort this season, but the Blue Devils have done very well against the Cavaliers in their own building. The last time Virginia won in Durham was 1995, a 91-88 double overtime victory. In fact, the Cavaliers have lost 46 of 54 games all time at the storied venue.

Dave Leitao is 0-1 at Duke at the head of the Virginia bench, and 1-1 against the Blue Devils overall. Last season, the Cavaliers stunned then tenth ranked Duke, 68-66, in overtime at John Paul Jones Arena.

The Wahoos are currently 10-3 on the season. Tip off for Sunday's match up is set for 8:00pm. After their match up with Duke, the Cavaliers return home for two ACC contests.


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