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Virginia set for road date at Duke, Cameron Indoor – Richmond.com

Duke is 13-1 at home this year, with its lone loss coming on Jan. 8 to the same Miami team Virginia beat convincingly on Saturday.

A win over the Blue Devils would be the best victory on Virginia’s résumé, a body of work that – at best – has it on the fringe of consideration for an eighth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers also have February visits tot Miami and Virginia Tech, and a home game against Duke. All of those are likely to be considered Quad 1 games under the NCAA’s NET ranking metric.

To substantially improve its NET – UVA is 88th – it likely must win two or three of those games.

“We have to be as sound and tough defensively, and you’re going to have to take care of the ball,” Bennett said. “And play to win in those settings. When you against teams like Miami, like Duke, like most of the teams on the rest of our schedule, you’ve got to beat those teams. They don’t lose. That’ll be the mindset.”

The Cavaliers, who have won three of their last four games, said they’re aware of the team’s postseason outlook, but they’re not focusing on it.

“It’s always in the back of our heads, a little motivation,” Beekman said. “If we just stay the course, play how we play, together, I think we’ll be good.”

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Duke is 13-1 at home this year, with its lone loss coming on Jan. 8 to the same Miami team Virginia beat convincingly on Saturday.

A win over the Blue Devils would be the best victory on Virginia’s résumé, a body of work that – at best – has it on the fringe of consideration for an eighth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers also have February visits tot Miami and Virginia Tech, and a home game against Duke. All of those are likely to be considered Quad 1 games under the NCAA’s NET ranking metric.

To substantially improve its NET – UVA is 88th – it likely must win two or three of those games.

“We have to be as sound and tough defensiv…….

Duke is 13-1 at home this year, with its lone loss coming on Jan. 8 to the same Miami team Virginia beat convincingly on Saturday.

A win over the Blue Devils would be the best victory on Virginia’s résumé, a body of work that – at best – has it on the fringe of consideration for an eighth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers also have February visits tot Miami and Virginia Tech, and a home game against Duke. All of those are likely to be considered Quad 1 games under the NCAA’s NET ranking metric.

To substantially improve its NET – UVA is 88th – it likely must win two or three of those games.

“We have to be as sound and tough defensiv…….

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