Maryland Upsets Duke at ACC Tournament
Maryland 83, Duke 74
It may have been a quarterfinal matchup on paper but Friday night's ACC Tournament clash between Duke and Maryland had the intensity of a championship game.
With their NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament hopes on the line, Maryland came out strong and never trailed against the No. 2 Blue Devils.
Dez Wells led the charge for the Terrapins with a career-high 30 points while Jake Layman and Alex Len both scored 10 points for Mark Turgeon's team.
Duke's inability to shoot from beyond the arc was their downfall as the Blue Devils shot 4-of-25 from three-point range.
Maryland will play the winner of the North Carolina-Florida State quarterfinal that is being played later tonight in the semifinals on Saturday.
Maryland beats Duke, snaps Duke's streak of 14 straight ACC quarterfinals wins— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 16, 2013
Maryland 83, Duke 74 (Final)
Terps are smiling, up 7 and shooting FTs, and Mark Turgeon yells "stay down." Crowd smells victory. Still 27.8 seconds to go.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 16, 2013
30 points for Wells— Robbi Pickeral (@bylinerp) March 16, 2013
Maryland 79, Duke 74 (0:40 Second Half)
Quinn Cook hits a three for Duke.
Terps go back to the foul line.
Tyler Thornton is out for Duke.
Five fouls for Tyler Thornton, who has exhausted his utility for the night.— Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse) March 16, 2013
Maryland 77, Duke 71 (0:55 Second Half)
Duke not going down without a fight.
After a slam by Plumlee, Mark Turgeon calls a timeout.
Maryland 77, Duke 69 (1:01 Second Half)
If Maryland makes their free throws down the stretch, they should win.
Another missed three-pointer by Thornton. Duke looks defeated and exhausted. Terps lead 77-67, 1:40 left to play.— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 16, 2013
Maryland 75, Duke 67 (1:47 Second Half)
Dez Wells has a career-high 26. Scored 25 against George Mason in the BB&T— Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse) March 16, 2013
Maryland 73, Duke 67 (2:04 Second Half)
The threes are just not going in for Duke.
Tyler Thornton has a chance to cut the lead to three but he misses.
This tweet just about sums up the last minute of action in Greensboro.
TO Maryland, but Duke turns it back over. Faust misses a layup but Len cleans it up. Then Curry hits a much-needed trey. Timeout Duke— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 16, 2013
Maryland 71, Duke 62 (3:22 Second Half)
ESPN reporting that it was just a Charlie Horse for Dez Wells.
Wells is back on the court to take two free throws.
More on Dez Wells from USA Today's Nicole Auerbach.
Dez Wells down & making faces as the trainer works on his left leg.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 16, 2013
Wells converts again and Plumlee does the same on Duke's next possession. 69-62 Terps. Dez Wells comes up limping. Hate to see this— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 16, 2013
Maryland 69, Duke 62 (3:26 Second Half)
Wells and Plumlee trade baskets before the final media timeout.
Wells went down after being fouled by Tyler Thornton.
He got back up but is limping a bit.
Maryland 67, Duke 60 (4:08 Second Half)
Here comes Duke.
After failing to hit shots from the perimeter, the Blue Devils are attacking the paint on every possession.
Maryland 67, Duke 56 (4:55 Second Half)
10th team foul on Maryland, Duke in the double bonus.
Maryland 65, Duke 56 (5:01 Second Half)
Coach K not happy with the fourth personal foul called on Quinn Cook.
The foul occurred in the backcourt right after the in-bounds pass.
Maryland 65, Duke 54 (5:39 Second Half)
Seth Curry makes two free throws for Duke.
Is this the moment where Curry finally begins to heat up?
Duke has gone cold, and Maryland has built a 63-52 lead. Nothing to say about this beyond how impressive it is.— Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse) March 16, 2013
Len connects on a jumper. Duke is in trouble right now—down 11 points with 6:25 to go— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 16, 2013
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