(GREENSBORO, NC) — Virginia topped Duke 72-63 and claimed it’s first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament since 1976 on Sunday.
Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 points and tournament MVP Joe Harris added 15 in the win for Virginia.
“We were kind of joking around when we came in — we were asking, ‘Where are all of the Duke fans?’ ” Harris said. “All we could see was orange when we were driving over here. … The city of Charlottesville definitely deserves an ACC tournament title.”
Jabari Parker scored 23 points in the loss for Duke, who were seeking their 20th ACC title.
“We had a hard time finishing and getting to the foul line when we didn’t,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
Virginia head coach Tony Bennett had his father, Dick, in attendance and did his best to not get too emotional after the game.
“We kept talking about it — don’t get sped up, make them guard you, and make them earn on the other end,” Bennett said. “We had to earn this against that kind of team and that kind of program.”
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