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Devils Outslug Jackets, 64-50
Player by Player
 
Tough Duke Sweeps Maryland, 71-59
The Nutshell
Previewing Maryland
By Rob Clough
February 20, 2010

Terps Invade Cameron for DWHoops Pink Zone Game #2


Maryland - Sunday 2/21 1 PM - Cameron Indoor Stadium (FSN)

Last Meeting: 1/24/10: Duke Survives Maryland, 58-57
Current Records: Duke 22-4, 10-1 ACC (1st)
Maryland 18-8, 5-6 ACC (T-6th)

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Maryland Head Coach Brenda Frese's twin boys celebrated their 2nd birthdays this past week. They were born on 2/17/2008, just hours before the Terps defeated Duke 76-69 in Cameron.

The Update: Since narrowly losing to Duke in an ugly game, the Terps have gone 4-2 (3-2 in the league, with an easy out-of-conference matchup against Longwood). With an RPI in the 40s, Maryland is squarely on the bubble and looking for quality wins. Their earlier win over Virginia is what they're currently hanging their hat on, but beating Duke on the road could very well clinch a postseason berth. In other words, they have a lot to play for.

The young Terps have picked up a couple of road wins, including a dominant performance against a Virginia Tech squad that gave Duke all sorts of problems and a Wake Forest team that took UNC to overtime before falling. On the other hand, Virginia crushed them in a return game and the Terps lost a heartbreaker to Georgia Tech at home. Bjork had a great game against the Hokies, while Tchathouang dominated Wake with 17 points and 9 rebounds.

Maryland killed Duke on the offensive boards in their last meeting and got plenty of easy looks from three. They have plenty of size and depth, along with shooters and ballhandlers. The Terps still turn the ball over quite a bit and aren't the greatest defending team. The Devils will also be coming off an extremely quick turnaround after playing Georgia Tech in Atlanta. If Duke gets a lead in this game, they have to redouble their defensive and rebounding efforts, because the Terps will keep coming no matter the deficit. Their frosh are now fully accustomed to the ACC wars and will no doubt have some confidence after playing Duke to nearly a standstill in College Park.

   
  • A slow Blue Devil start
 




Devils Outslug Jackets, 64-50
Player by Player
 
Tough Duke Sweeps Maryland, 71-59
The Nutshell

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