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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JOHN GILCHRIST( Doug Kapustin, Baltimore Sun / March 14, 2004 )
A Maryland guard from 2002-2005, Gilchrist recalls leading the No. 6-seeded Terps over top-seeded Duke in the 2004 ACC championship game:
"The main concern was that we had to win to get to the NCAA tournament. That was the whole focus and Duke just happened to be the team that was the top dog at the time. Basketball is a game of momentum. At that time, we were clicking on all cylinders. Once you get your confidence, you're shooting the ball well and the momentum is in your favor. Teams get a little nervous when they see you coming at them. ... [The rivalry] was part of the reason for me coming to the University of Maryland. As a recruit during my junior and senior year I would come to the Duke-Maryland games at Cole Field House. I was at that  game when Jason [Williams] hit those shots at the end when we were up 10 points. Just seeing the atmosphere, like any other recruit, you want to get out there and play."