BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Kyle Singler scored 10 of his 16 points during an 18-9 run that gave No. 4 Duke some breathing room early in the second half and the Blue Devils beat Virginia Tech 81-64 on Thursday night.
The Blue Devils (16-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their sixth straight game and for the third time in the past five drama-filled meetings with the Hokies.
Virginia Tech (11-8, 2-3), which has beaten No. 7 Duke in Blacksburg and No. 5 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium since joining the ACC, also lost on the Blue Devils’ famous court on a 45-foot heave by Sean Dockery to beat the buzzer in 2005.
This time, Singler and the Blue Devils didn’t let it get that close, taking charge with an impressive burst to open the second half and keeping the raucous crowd at Cassell Coliseum waiting to see if the overmatched Hokies could get back in it.
*****from theacc.com…I didn’t get to listen to this game(98.3 locally), but I have a feeling that the ACC, again as always, is turning into a two-horse race with Duke in front and North Carolina chomping at the bit to get their hands on the Blue Devils in Chapel Hill in early February.*****