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Duke Takes Down Maryland, 71-64
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Duke Takes Down Maryland, 71-64
By Rob Clough
January 6, 2011



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Jasmine Thomas does it again!

Jasmine Thomas does it again!

Despite rubbery legs from their showdown with Kentucky, Duke sucked it up and made all the plays when it counted against Maryland. The young Terps, a team that features no seniors, looked fresher and hungrier to start out the game and hung an 18-2 run on the Devils. Maryland used a zone that Duke did not attack, and as a result the Devils were one-and-done on offense. Defensively, Duke lost Terp shooter Kim Rodgers several times and had tired legs in transition. When the Terps took a 10-point lead, Duke buckled down and started doing the hard work of a comeback: getting steals, getting points in the post and making connecting plays. The Devils trailed at the half by just 4 and battled back to take some slim leads in the second half. Jasmine Thomas proved just how clutch she was by hitting a three with under two minutes left that gave Duke a lead it would never relinquish and then hit an off-balance runner with a minute left to give Duke a 3-point lead. From there, Duke's defense harassed the Terps into 2 turnovers which led to breakaway layups for Chelsea Gray. Duke wound up out-rebounding the Terps after losing the board battle in the first half. The Devils forced 19 turnovers, including 4 steals. The frontline of Lynetta Kizer and Tianna Hawkins shot just 5-15 with 5 rebounds, while Krystal Thomas had 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Duke's frosh all made key plays, with Haley Peters experiencing a much-needed revival, Tricia Liston hitting key shots, Chloe Wells coming up with steals and assists and Chelsea Gray doing a little of everything. Duke now gets a week off before facing Florida State.

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