Duke and Virginia squared off Saturday evening in a battle of two NCAA Tournament hopefuls heading on different trajectories entering the final week of the season.

For the Blue Devils, they are a lock to reach March Madness and are chasing North Carolina for the regular season ACC title. With the win over the Cavs, Duke remains one game back in the standings with two games left in the season. That includes a dramatic regular-season finale in Cameron Indoor Stadium against the Tar Heels.

Meanwhile, Virginia has been scuffling to the finish line. The Cavs are just 2-4 in their last 6 games and have just one game remaining before the ACC Basketball Tournament. Fans can track all the postseason odds via DraftKings!

As for Saturday’s game, Virginia’s typical offensive struggles continued with Duke stifling the Cavs in a 73-48 win. The Blue Devils held Virginia to 18 first-half points while setting the tone with an early push before cruising to the finish line.

Here are the key takeaways from the game:

Kyle Filipowski puts full skill set on display

Last week, Filipowski was at the center of a court-storming incident at Wake Forest as a student ran into his leg. He left the court with assistance and head coach Jon Scheyer said the big man sustained an injury in the incident.

The good news for Duke is there appeared to be no lingering issues in Flipowski’s effort against Virginia. He even took off on one breakaway and threw down an impressive windmill for a player of his size:

When it was all said and done, Filipowski led all scorers with 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting to go with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and a block. Not only did he look healthy, but it’s the kind of play Duke is looking for in order to lean on their big man in March.

Duke’s ACC title hopes remain

With the win, Duke maintains pace with UNC in the ACC standings. The Tar Heels lead the league but the Blue Devils lurk just one game behind in the standings.

To finish the season, the Blue Devils get a road game against NC State before the regular-season finale at home against UNC. This is not the time of the year to take anything for granted, but a win over the Wolfpack would set up a massive showdown in the rivalry series for at least a share of the ACC title.

Virginia will sweat out NCAA Tournament hopes on Selection Sunday

As for the Cavs, Virginia remains squarely on the bubble heading into the final week of the season, and they are out of matchups that can help boost their stock.

Immediately following the loss to Duke, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi dropped Virginia to the “last four in” line of his projections. That means the Cavs will ultimately need to win the ACC Tournament (a highly unlikely task) or sweat things out on Selection Sunday.

Tony Bennett’s group also has just one game remaining, and it comes against sub-.500 Georgia Tech. A loss for Virginia would be disastrous, but a win will do nothing to improve the outlook for the NCAA Tournament.