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Harris' Huge Night Leads Hoos' Upset of Duke

Joe Harris saved his best game as a Cavalier for the biggest stage.

Harris scored a career-high 36 to lead Virginia to a 73-68 win over No. 3 Duke at a raucous John Paul Jones Arena Thursday night.

The win gave the Cavs their first victory over Duke since 2007 and was the program's first win over a top-5 opponent since the Wahoos beat Duke in 2002.

Akil Mitchell helped Harris on the offensive end with 19 points and did a solid job keeping the Blue Devils off the glass with 12 rebounds.

The Cavs held Duke scoreless for the first four minutes of the game as Duke was 0-6 from the field to start. Harris score 15 in the first half as Virginia took a five-point lead to the locker room.

Virginia (20-8, 10-5 ACC) will visit Boston College on Saturday.

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