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Game blog: Maryland upsets Duke, 83-81

Posted February 16, 2013

FINAL: Despite a late burst Duke could not come back from a one point halftime deficit to take the win at Maryland. Alex Len led the Terrapins to an 83-81 victory.

4:00 second half, 75-67 Maryland: Duke has kept the Maryland lead to single digits but have not been able to overtake the Terrapins in the second half.

9:30 second half, 59-55 Maryland: Duke is chasing Maryland's lead as the second half rolls on. Behind Seth Curry's 19 points and Josh Hairston's 11 off the bench the Blue Devils are taking advantage of Maryland's 17 turnovers to stay in the game.

16:30 second half, 45-41 Maryland: The Terrapins are staying ahead of Duke after taking a lead just before the half. Alex Len is leading Maryland with 12 points, Seth Curry leads Duke with 15.

Halftime, 35-34 Maryland: Maryland's Nick Faust dropped a three with 45 seconds left in the first half to give Maryland the lead over Duke at the break. 

2:55 first half, 32-30 Duke: Duke is keeping just ahead of Maryland as the first half comes to an end. Curry is continuing to drive his team with 15 points.

8:50 first half, 25-20 Duke: A Seth Curry three-pointer gave Duke the 21-20 lead and a burst of points followed. Mason Plumlee's dunk prompted the Terps to call a timeout with Duke ahead 25-20.

12:55 first half, 14-12 Maryland: Maryland's Jake Layman opened things up with a three-pointer and the Blue Devils have been playing catch up ever since. Duke's Seth Curry is leading the charge with eight points.


Trying to stay within striking distance of the Miami-Florida Hurricanes, the second-ranked Duke Blue Devils invade the Comcast Center on Saturday for an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown with the Maryland Terrapins.

Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils took on arch-rival North Carolina this week in Durham and earned a 73-68 victory over the Tar Heels. With the win, Duke won its sixth straight game and moved to 22-2 on the year, including a 9-2 mark in conference play, two full games behind the Hurricanes in the league standings.

Mark Turgeon's Terrapins are coming off a rare home loss, falling to Virginia last weekend, 80-69. The loss dropped Maryland to 17-7 on the year, but a less-than-stellar 5-6 record in-conference. Still, the Comcast Center has been a safe haven for the most part, with Maryland boasting of a 14-2 record on its home floor this season.

Duke has faced Maryland more than any other out-of-state opponent with this being the 175th all-time meeting. The Blue Devils hold a 113-61 series advantage and have won six straight and 12 of the last 13 meetings, overall. Duke blasted Maryland at Cameron Indoor Stadium back on Jan. 26, 84-64.

It was another classic battle between two of the most storied programs in NCAA history, as Duke battled back from a seven-point second-half deficit to earn a five-point win in Durham. Mason Plumlee and Quinn Cook led the way offensively with 18 points apiece. Plumlee finished his 14th double-double of the season with 11 rebounds. Rasheed Sulaimon and Seth Curry joined the pair in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

One of the most talented offensive teams in the country, Duke is averaging hefty 78.0 ppg this year. The Blue Devils are shooting a solid .472 from the floor, aided from a .4-8 effort from behind the arc. The team has been without sharpshooter Ryan Kelly (13.4 ppg) for a while now, but there is more than enough talent to compensate. Plumlee has asserted himself as one of the premier low post players in the country, shooting .603 from the field and averaging 18.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Curry get its done from the outside (59 3-pointers), netting 16.5 ppg. Cook (12.0 ppg) and Sulaimon (11.5 ppg) add to the perimeter assault.

Maryland doesn't possess dynamic scoring options like Duke, but the team is still an effective offensive squad, shooting a healthy .472 from the floor, leading to 71.4 ppg. Defense has also been a real asset for the Terrapins, who rank seventh nationally in field-goal percentage defense (.367), yielding just 61.8 ppg. Sophomore center Alex Len will give Plumlee something to worry about in the paint in this one. The 7-shooter leads the Terps in scoring (12.5 ppg), rebounding (8.0 rpg) and blocks (49). Fellow sophomore Dez Wells (12.0 ppg) has added to the team's frontcourt depth. Another sophomore, guard Nick Faust (8.3 ppg) ranks third on the team in scoring.

Maryland was just another in a long list of victims that struggled to generate offensive rhythm against Virginia, shooting just .355 from the floor in the first half, before upping it to .593 over the final 20 minutes. Wells led the team in defeat with 13 points. Seth Allen added 11 points off the bench, but the usually defensive-minded Cavaliers, turned it on offensively, shooting .542 from floor, including 11-of-19 from 3-point range.

The wins continue to pile up for Coach K, who will pick up his 950th in his career with Duke's next win. He shouldn't have to wait long, as the Blue Devils seem to have the Terps' number of late.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Duke 76, Maryland 67

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Feb 17, 6:30 p.m.

    Signature wins scoreboard:

    Maryland 1
    UNC 0

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    What, no NC State as a signature for us?

    — Posted by cal008

    Depends on how State finishes. We're unranked now and have lost a few to lousy teams, and had... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    counts for absolutely nothing considering they are even in the ACC and with the rubber match in... View More

    — Posted by ugottabkiddinme

    Carolina has the more difficult schedule, and they're already behind State now. So not so fast, my friend!

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Feb 16, 10:02 p.m.

    As fun as it is to watch one of the blues lose... this loss could end up hurting State.

    Maryland... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Carolina is in the same boat. Duke and State already beat UNC once. They split with Virginia, but Miami swept them. And I'm not even thinking of a signature win yet. I just want the Heels to finish the season strong and make some noise in the ACCT. I think the ACCT will be fantastic this year; I mean, ANY team can beat ANY team, the best can lose to the worst. Miami is the only one that hasn't suffered that fate, but they'll lose a road game eventually.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Feb 16, 9:58 p.m.

    Wow, what a nice goodbye to the ACC! The refs would not let them play. Pretty bad calls both... View More

    — Posted by cal008

    That was one ugly win, but congrats. Yeah, Maryland is leaving on a high note.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Feb 16, 9:57 p.m.

    Md's #10 is a dumba**!

    — Posted by still heelman1973

    Oh, #10 is far from the only D.A. on Maryland's roster. Poor Turgeon. If he hasn't taken up drinking, he needs to.

  • Tarheel7074 Feb 16, 9:09 p.m.

    I've heard the Maryland students chant "B*llsh*t" on three occasions tonight. And... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    I have rather enjoyed the "Dook Sucks" chant.

    — Posted by DooksucksV3

    The MD student section is chanting COOK: YOU AIN'T SH**. And they don't care...its their last time seeing the DOOKIES on their home court.

  • weakened back Feb 16, 9:04 p.m.

    that #2 for dook acts like a lil punk, of course he plays for the kiwi prik.

  • 321oohaw Feb 16, 9:01 p.m.

    I said a week ago dook would lose 3 more conf. games. now i think 4. Plumlee got taken to... View More

    — Posted by cole1949

    ...said it to who?. your mommy? stop acting like you know what you are talking baout half a sissy.

  • ugottabkiddinme Feb 16, 9:00 p.m.

    Signature wins scoreboard:

    Maryland 1
    UNC 0

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    What, no NC State as a signature for us?

    — Posted by cal008

    Depends on how State finishes. We're unranked now and have lost a few to lousy teams, and had... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    counts for absolutely nothing considering they are even in the ACC and with the rubber match in chapel hill i would say the heels hold the inside track..plus state is losing or almost losing to everyone so state should finish in their usual middle to bottom of ACC AGAIN..same ole same ole

  • 321oohaw Feb 16, 8:57 p.m.

    md

    — Posted by the5goodes

    ...you created a user name for that stupid post? go back to DC you loser

  • still heelman1973 Feb 16, 8:56 p.m.

    all this talk about how the refs cheat for duke every game especially the last two games is just... View More

    — Posted by jbenjamin1387

    23-20 = 10 times more? Lil jben should have waited until he gets to the 2nd grade before posting. Maybe they'll teach him some math then.

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