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Terps go halfway; Duke finishes job

The Baltimore Sun

COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland gave fourth-ranked Duke its biggest deficit of the season and a huge scare in the first half. In the end, though, the Terrapins couldn't give the Blue Devils what a sellout crowd at Comcast Center wanted most: Duke's first loss of the Atlantic Coast Conference season.

Quickly overcoming a nine-point halftime deficit and eventually turning it into a nine-point lead, the Blue Devils held off a late rally by the Terps and held on for a 93-84 victory. It prevented Maryland from scoring two top-5 upsets in eight days. The Terps beat then-No. 1 North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Jan. 19.

Virginia@Maryland Wednesday, 7 p.m., ESPN, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Records: Virginia (11-7, 1-4 ACC); Maryland (12-8, 2-3 ACC)

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