Duke vs. Maryland: Live Score, Updates and Analysis for ACC Game
Maryland upsets second-ranked Duke 83-81 in College Park, overcoming turnovers and some sloppy late-game play to score the much-needed win.
The live blog archive is below.
UMD 83, Duke 81 (Final)
Maryland rode star center Alex Len to a season-saving win over No. 2 Duke, overcoming 26 turnovers in the process.
For the Terps, the upset puts them back in the NCAA tournament picture. Maryland desperately needed a standout win, especially after its prior victory over NC State was diluted by the Wolfpack's subsequent shaky play.
For Duke, the loss is its first since late January. Not a crisis in and of itself, but it comes with some bad omens. The Blue Devils were out-rebounded 38-17, further proof that this team will struggle against burly front-lines. And POY candidate Mason Plumlee, matched against the lottery-bound Len, was a non-factor on both ends.
The backcourt did all it could keep Duke close, forcing turnovers and breaking Maryland down off the dribble. In the end, though, it wasn't enough to overcome a frontcourt that provided precious little resistance down low
Jeff Borzello of CBSSports:
Welcome back to the bubble, Maryland.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) February 17, 2013
Wow, Maryland made it interesting. But a HUUUUGE win for the Terps. 83-81.— ACC Sports (@ACCSports) February 17, 2013
UMD 83, Duke 81 (FINAL)
Cook hits the back iron on a clean look from 30 feet.
Students storm the court.
Jeff Goodman of CBSSports:
Shocked that Maryland got the call there.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) February 17, 2013
UMD 83, Duke 81 (2.8 seconds Second Half)
Allen sinks both.
Turgeon calls for time.
Duke has a chance for one more shot.
UMD 81 Duke 81 (2.8 seconds Second Half)
Allen sinks the first.
UMD 81, Duke 81 (2.9 seconds Second Half)
Allen splits the lane and draws a foul at the hoop.
He goes to the line for two.
UMD 81, Duke 81 (16.7 seconds Second Half)
Sulaimon hits the third.
IT IS TIED.
Eamonn Brennan of ESPN:
Maryland apparently lukewarm on this whole “winning” thing.— Eamonn Brennan (@eamonnbrennan) February 17, 2013
UMD 81, Duke 80 (16.7 seconds Second Half)
Sulaimon hits the first two. Turgeon calls for time.
UMD 81, Duke 78 (16.7 seconds Second Half)
Awful mistake by Jake Layman.
He crushes Sulaimon on a three-point attempt.
He goes to the line for three.
UMD 81 Duke 78 (26.9 Second Half)
Layman hits only one of two.
Duke has the ball down 3.
UMD 80, Duke 78 (26.9 seconds Second Half)
Curry gets a nice look. The ball rattles around and out.
Layman grabs the board and Plumlee fouls him.
That's his fifth, and a bad day for MP ends in ignominy.
That was a flop.— ACC Sports (@ACCSports) February 17, 2013
UMD 80 Duke 78 (38.7 seconds Second Half)
Plumlee draws a charge on Dez Wells.
It would've been MP's fifth. Instead it's Wells that fouls out.
UMD 80, Duke 78 (57.4 seconds Second Half)
Seth Curry with a mesmerizing step-back three.
Duke calls time.
And we have ourselves a ballgame.
UMD 80, Duke 75 (1:19 Second Half)
Wells turns it over for Maryland. At least the Terps ran 20 seconds of the clock first.
ESPN's Myron Medcalf:
1:45 is a lot of time for Duke. A lot of time.— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) February 17, 2013
UMD 80, Duke 75 (1:45 Second Half)
Allen blows through the lane for two. Curry answers with what feels like Duke's first three in ages.
The Blue Devils missed two wide-open long-range attempts on the previous possession.
UMD 78, Duke 72 (2:32 Second Half)
Padgett draws a foul on Hairston, his fifth.
Duke struggling to get the stops it needs.
UMD 78, Duke 70 (3:02 Second Half)
Maryland with a chance to milk the clock.
Instead a frantic turnover results in another turnover. Awful possession.
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