With a pregame dedication of Gary Williams court on an emotional night in College Park, the Maryland Terrapins simply ran out of gas to fall 74-61 to the Duke Blue Devils. After an up-and-down first half, Maryland struggled to get much going on the offensive end in the second. The Terps had a four-plus minute scoreless streak down the stretch, as the Blue Devils pulled away.
Terrell Stoglin led the Terps with 16 points but the typically solid free-throw shooter was just two of seven from the charity stripe. No other Maryland players were in double figures. The Terp guards had success penetrating in the first half with Stoglin, Pe'Shon Howard, and Sean Mosley creating offense in the lane. The Blue Devils completely shut that off over the final twenty minutes.
Mason Plumlee was dominant on the inside for Duke. He did everything for the Blue Devils on both ends of the floor, scoring a game-high 23 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The Terps simply had no answer up front.
Maryland is now 2-3 in the ACC. They will look to rebound on Saturday afternoon when they host the Virginia Tech Hokies.
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