N.C. Central used ball movement and got 18 points from Raasean Davis.
Torin Dorn scored 16 points to lead N.C. State.
Luke Maye had a double-double – 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Duke’s Grayson Allen had a career-best 12 rebounds.
Omer Yurtseven scored a career-high 29 points, and North Carolina State held on to beat No. 19 Clemson 78-77 on Thursday night.
“We’ve been practicing like crazy trying to get better,” Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
Cameron Johnson also had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels.
It was the second win against a No. 2-ranked team this season for N.C. State.
Virginia trailed only briefly and led 35-28 at halftime.
N.C. State went 5:42 without a point at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second.