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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fourth-ranked Duke bounced back from a two-game losing streak to overpower No. 6 Louisville 63-52 in Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday.

The Blue Devils (15-2, 3-2 ACC) gave coach Mike Krzyzewski the 998th victory of his career.

“Obviously we are ecstatic about the win,” Krzyzewski said. “They missed shots and we were lucky about that. We feel fortunate to win.”

Duke was in control much of the way in shaking off double-digit losses to North Carolina State and Miami, the latter ending a 41-game winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Forward Amile Jefferson led the Blue Devils with 19 points and seven rebounds, while 6-foot-11 freshman center Jahlil scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and also had seven boards.

Louisville (15-3, 3-2 in its first year in the ACC) shot only 29.5 percent from the floor (18 of 61) and made 4 of 25 shots from 3-point range. Guard Terry Rozier led the Cardinals with 17 points.

No. 2 Virginia 66, Boston College 51

BOSTON — Guard Malcolm Brogdon reached double figures for the 10th time in his last 12 games, scoring a team-leading 20 points to keep Virginia perfect with a victory over Boston College.

Forward Anthony Gill joined Brogdon in double digits with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Virginia (17-0, 5-0 ACC) made 42.9 percent of its shots (21 of 49).

Guard Olivier Hanlan scored 18 points with six assists, and guard Patrick Heckmann had 15 points to lead Boston College (8-8, 0-4).

No. 12 Notre Dame 75, Miami 70

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Guard Jerian Grant scored 23 points and Notre Dame rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Miami.

Notre Dame trailed 43-31 with 15:06 left in the second half, and had hit only 2 of 16 shots from 3-point range. The Fighting Irish then hit four consecutive 3-pointers to trigger a 21-7 run.

Notre Dame is 17-2 for the first time since the 1978-79 season, and at 5-1, the Irish are off to their best conference start (Big East or ACC) since 2002-2003.

Miami, which upset Duke 90-74 on Tuesday, dropped to 12-5, 2-2.

No. 13 Wichita State 61, Evansville 41

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Wichita State’s offense may not be as efficient as it was last season, but its defense is every bit as tough.

High-scoring Evansville found out the hard way as the Shockers completely stifled the Purple Aces in their 24th straight Missouri Valley Conference win.

Wichita State (16-2, 6-0 MVC) got 18 points apiece from guard Ron Baker and forward Darius Carter, but it made only 41.3 percent of its field-goal tries and managed just two buckets in an 8 1/2-minute stretch of the first half.

Guard D.J. Balentine paced Evansville (13-5, 3-3) with 16 points, but shot only 6 of 17 from the floor.

No. 17 VCU 70, Duquesne 64

PITTSBURGH — Virginia Commonwealth was missing leading scorer and rebounder Treveon Graham against Duquesne, but the Rams didn’t need him in the long run. With the 6-foot-6 senior guard on the bench nursing an ankle sprain, his teammates picked up the slack.

Guard JeQuan Lewis scored 16 points and guard Melvin Johnson added 14 to lead VCU (15-3, 5-0 A-10).

Guard Derrick Colter had 14 points for Duquesne (6-10, 1-4).

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