COL BKB: Duke 69, Virginia 65

Jan. 13, 2014 at 9:44 PM

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Rasheed Sulaimon nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer with 19 seconds left Monday and 20th-ranked Duke escaped with a 69-65 victory over Virginia.

Sulaimon connected of 4-of-5 from 3-point range en route to 21 points for the Blue Devils (13-4, 2-2 ACC), who blew a late 13-point lead but held on to avoid what would have a been a third loss in four games to begin conference play.

Amile Jefferson provided 10 points -- including a pair of free throws to seal the outcome -- and grabbed 15 rebounds.

Rodney Hood also reached double figures with 14 points.

Virginia (12-5, 3-1) was paced by Malcolm Brogdon, who netted 11 of his 17 points down the stretch to help spark the Cavaliers' rally.

Joe Harris supplied 15 points.

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