A wonderful thing happened in Charlottesville, Va., last night: the Virginia Cavaliers defeated No. 3 Duke, 73-68. Duke losses are always something we, united in our reasonable hatred of the Blue Devils, can collectively appreciate; that this one came against an unranked bubble team playing on its home court made it especially gratifying. Plus, some brilliant Virginia fan managed to hold up a poster of cranky-faced Mike Krzyzewski just as the real Mike Krzyzewski made his cranky face.
When the buzzer sounded, and Duke had officially recorded its fourth loss of the season, Virginia fans rushed the court. This was a justified move by the Virginia faithful—on this even the tightasses would agree. Besides, it was Duke. May there never come a day when beating Duke doesn't warrant hundreds of college kids massing on the floor as if it were Times Square on V-E Day. It's a statistical guarantee by now. Rush on, Virginia.