With the Maryland and Duke set to play their final regular season game as ACC foes, we asked coaches, players and others involved to share some of their greatest memories from a rivalry that was once one of the fiercest in all of college basketball.
-- Don Markus and Jeff Barker
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JAY WILLIAMS( David Hobby, Baltimore Sun / January 27, 2001 )
Duke's star guard from 1999-2002 and now an ESPN analyst, Williams talked about the unusual nature of the rivalry:
"The funny thing about rivalries is that people think that the players hate each other. That's not necessarily true. I'm so happy for Steve [Blake] and the career that he's had. I still talk to Juan Dixon to this day. That friendship maybe doesn't translate to the floor. Once you set your foot across that line, I do not like you. And this is the way I'm built. And Steve Blake and Juan Dixon, they do not like me. They want to beat my head in. And that's the way we played."