5 Things I Learned Against Duke & Miami

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Sean Singletary ‘s game-winning shot and subsequent stare against Duke last week captured a lot of attention. And rightfully so. After all, you don’t see fall-away rainbows over two defenders go in to beat a top 10 team every day of the week. As incredible as that shot proved to be, however, there were some other key details in last week’s 2-0 ACC record. Take the play of Will Harris for example. Let’s look at “5 Things I Learned Against Duke & Miami.”

Sean Singletary

J.R. Reynolds

Virginia Has 2 Go-To Players … And They Both Deliver. In many ways this doesn’t belong in a “Things I Learned” article. I mean, is there a bigger “duh” statement about Virginia’s basketball team? Of course, guards J.R. Reynolds and Sean Singletary are the dynamic duo for the Hoos. Against Duke, Cavalier fans witnessed the best of both worlds from the backcourt, beating the “one and half defenders” strategy as ESPN announcers described Coach K’s philosophy against the guards on Thursday.

First, it was Reynolds’ turn. With the hosts trailing 59-51 with 3:42 remaining against the Blue Devils on Thursday, Reynolds shouldered the scoring load once again – and the Cavs kept going to the senior guard. He scored 13 straight points to keep the Hoos in touch on the scoreboard, but the biggest moments came in the final 3:30 when he made a jumper and six free throws to cut the lead from eight to two.

The Cavaliers set Reynolds up on