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Upset Alert: No. 20 Virginia Tech Leads No. 3 Duke 37-34 At Halftime

A shot of the crowd for the Duke vs. Virginia Tech basketball game.

BLACKSBURG, VA - FEBRUARY 21: A general view inside Cassell Coliseum during a game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Virginia Tech Hokies on February 21, 2013 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Duke defeated Virginia Tech 88-56. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech knocked off a Duke team ranked in the top five at home last season. Can the Hokies do the same tonight?

So far, so good through 20 minutes. The 20th-ranked Hokies lead the No. 3 Blue Devils 37-34 at intermission in Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech has thus far done a tremendous job against Duke freshman standout R.J. Barrett. Barrett, who averages 23.3 points per game, has scored just four on 1-of-7 shooting in the first half.

The Blue Devils are of course without Zion Williamson for the second game in a row. Cam Reddish, Barrett and Williamson's classmate, leads Duke with 12 points.

As for the Hokies, Ahmed Hill (11 points) and Kerry Blackshear (10 points) led the way. Virginia Tech has also forced seven turnovers.

A win tonight would be Virginia Tech's second-straight over Duke and the third time they have beaten the Blue Devils when they were ranked in the top five. They did it last year and in 2011.

The second half of Duke-Virginia Tech is coming up soon on ESPN.