But if you'll harken back to remember, the Blue Devils weren't the No. 1 team entering the season.
Duke swept the season series with the 81-71 win.
Duke's credentials include three players-RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Redish-who could be three of the first five National Basketball Association lottery picks this summer.
Gorecki drained her third three-pointer of the day to cut the lead to 45-50, but the Cavaliers connected on a total of 10-of-12 free throws in the fourth to seal the victory.
The Duke Blue Devils are playing their best basketball of the season right now, which includes seven straight wins and outscoring teams by an average of 20 points in their last five games. Odom finished the game for the Blue Devils with 13 points and three rebounds. Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome scored 16 points apiece for Virginia, who couldn't avenge their 72-70 loss to the Blue Devils on January 19. Then the Tar Heels hung on to beat struggling Miami 88-85 in overtime Saturday in a game featuring big shot after big shot, primarily between UNC freshman point guard Coby White (33 points) and 5-foot-7 Miami guard Chris Lykes (27 points). Virginia shot 35.4 percent (17-of-48) while Duke shot 40.0 percent (20-of-50). "We didn't know whether he was going to play or not, but it was definitely a big loss".
"We've tried to diversify Charlotte's game, so not only was she scoring today, she was assisting", Kimel said. Which team has the edge in this rivalry game? "[Duke] was quicker to the ball, terrific athletes, strong handed -- they snatched some out of our hands -- some loose turnovers that lead to breakaways, and a couple careless ones here and there and then some blockouts ..." Barrett and Cam Reddish combined for 11-for-18 shooting from three-point range.
Duke scored 17 fast-break points against U.Va., which couldn't muster a single point in transition. As a team, the Blue Devils were 57.8 percent from the field, 61.9 percent from three and committed 15 turnovers. Louisville has surrendered an average of more than 1 point per possession in its past three games. Defensively, Louisville played well for the most part, holding the Noles to 37.7 percent from the field and 30.4 percent (7-23) from beyond the arc.
Monday marks the 51st consecutive morning that Tennessee has been No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings.