The two best teams in the ACC will battle this weekend, as No. 1 Duke hosts No.4 Virginia at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
While the Blue Devils have two standout prospects in Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, the absence of Tre Jones could really hurt the team moving forward. The freshman point guard suffered an AC joint separation and is out indefinitely.
Jones sets the tone for the Blue Devils’ defense and does an outstanding job of getting his teammates quality looks at the basket.
Considering that Duke lost to Syracuse on Monday, this upcoming matchup against Virginia is really crucial for the top team in the country.
The Cavaliers own a 16-0 record and have been dominant in conference play to this point.
Virginia relies on its upperclassmen to lead the team to success, as the duo of Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy provide the biggest impact for Tony Bennett’s roster.
One of the keys to this game will be how Duke handles Virginia’s ability to make three-point shots. The Cavaliers connect on 40.8 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc.
UPDATE: Cam Reddish is expected to play Saturday against UVA. Some desperately needed good news for Duke. Don’t be surprised to see Cam running the point for Duke in that game and moving forward until Tre rejoins the team.
— Duke Digest (@DukeDigest) January 17, 2019
The Blue Devils will have Cam Reddish back on the court tomorrow, despite him dealing with flu-like symptoms earlier in the week.
Virginia and Duke tip off at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will call the action on ESPN.