My game story will be posted soon. In the meantime, here are some quotes:
Gary Williams blamed the loss partly on "our not being able to run our offense, not being in synch. You cant do that here."
Said Williams: "We didn't play well enough. In the second half we were a little more competitive. We played harder."
More Williams: "We've been doing a great job starting games up until today."
Note: Maryland was down 40-24 at the half. Last season, the Terps trailed 40-15 against the Blue Devils here at the half.
Duke's defense came out high to defend Greivis Vasquez and the other guards. The defense seemed to push the Terps out of their comfort zone. I remember a few shots by Sean Mosley and one by Landon Milbourne that seemed at the edge of their range.
"We try to just make good players like Vasquez do things they're not comfortable with – just speed him up, small things," said Duke junior Kyle Singler.
Maryland also missed open shots that they would normally make. Were the Terps feeling rattled? Was it the Cameron effect? I can't say.
Maryland players did seem pleased that they get a rematch on Senior Night at Comcast Center on March 3.