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Seth Allen's two free throws lift Terps to 83-81 win over No. 2 Duke
Seth Allen's two free throws lift Terps to 83-81 win over No. 2 Duke

For a precious few moments — as Maryland students rushed the floor and enveloped the players after a rare and sorely needed victory over No. 2 Duke — the Terps, their fans and beleaguered coach could embrace the occasion and forget about the unfulfilled expectations that preceded it. In the coming weeks, bracketologists will assess what the 83-81 victory might mean for Maryland's chances of making the NCAA tournament. But for now, the Terps (18-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) and their emotional coach, Mark Turgeon, just wanted an opportunity to savor a win over Duke (22-3, 9-3) that represented Turgeon's best moment since taking over the program in 2011. It's...

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