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                       === Maryland stuns No. 2 Duke ===
 
 College  Park, MD (Sports Network) - Seth Allen calmly drained two free throws
 with  2.8 seconds remaining to lift the Maryland Terrapins to a stunning 83-81
 victory over second-ranked Duke at the Comcast Center.
 
 Alex  Len  had 19 points,  nine rebounds and  three blocks for Maryland (18-7,
 6-6 ACC), which saw Duke erase a 10-point deficit late in the second half.
 
 Dez  Wells sank  a pair from the foul  line to put the Terrapins up 77-67 with
 3:39  to play.  The Blue Devils (22-3,  9-3) closed the gap to 80-78 when Seth
 Curry hit back-to-back 3-pointers.
 
 Curry,  however, came off  a screen and missed an elbow jumper that could have
 tied  the  game with about 30  seconds left. Mason Plumlee fouled Jake Layman,
 who  secured  the defensive rebound. After  making just 1-of-2 attempts at the
 line, Layman fouled Rasheed Sulaimon on a 3-point try.
 
 Sulaimon  converted  all three free throws,  tying the game at 81-81 with 16.7
 seconds left.
 
 Allen  then  drew contact from Quinn  Cook on a  drive through the lane on the
 ensuing possession.
 
 The  Blue  Devils had a  final chance after  Allen's clutch performance at the
 line, but their desperation runner from just past half court was off the mark.
 
 "I  am  really proud  of my kids,"  said Maryland head  coach Mark Turgeon. "I
 worked  them really  hard this week and  challenged them in a lot of different
 areas. I told them before the game you don't have to do anything extraordinary
 you  just have to play to our level. We weren't extraordinary all the time but
 we played to our level, we continued to compete."
 
 Allen  finished with 16 points, while Wells posted nine points, seven rebounds
 and seven assists.
 
 Curry  scored a  game-high 25  points for  Duke, which  had won  six straight,
 beginning  with an 84-64 victory over Maryland on Jan. 26. Cook contributed 18
 points, Sulaimon 16 and Josh Hairston 11.
 
 "We  fought hard in the last ten minutes," Cook said. "We had a lot of players
 who stepped up big with all our foul trouble."
 
 A  back-and-forth opening  frame ended with Maryland holding a 35-34 edge. The
 Terrapins  grabbed  their first double-digit  lead at  53-43 on two Allen free
 throws with 14:41 remaining.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Duke  had  beaten 19 straight  unranked opponents  ... The Terrapins snapped a
 six-game losing streak in the series ... Maryland shot 66.7 percent (12-of-18)
 and  made 23  free throws in the  second half ... Layman, Charles Mitchell and
 James Padgett each had eight points for Maryland.
 
 
 02/16 22:29:32 ET

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