Duke Basketball: Maryland Stuns No. 2 Blue Devils


Wednesday night No. 2 Duke (22-3, 9-3 ACC) narrowly escaped in-state rivals North Carolina by just five points in Durham, then immediately turned around and made the trip up north to play the Maryland Terrapins (18-7, 6-6 ACC) today.

Feb 16, 2013; College Park, MD, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Mason Plumlee (5) takes a shot against the Maryland Terrapins at the Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

With nearly thirty turnovers it was stunning to see Maryland come off with the upset against the Blue Devils, 83-81.

Mason Plumlee was a non factor and left fans puzzled as to where his mind even was in the game tonight. He had only four points and then fouled out after thirty-three minutes. Plumlee didn’t seem himself Wednesday night against the Tar Heels either, and it just carried over to tonight and was even worse.

"“This has been an exhausting schedule for our team,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “We’re playing on fumes and I think you could tell that with Mason. I thought he looked exhausted the whole game. He’s been great. Obviously not good tonight.”"

Seth Curry, on the the other hand, was the same Seth Curry we’ve seen all season long. He scored twenty-five points with three rebounds.

Alex Len came out of nowhere for the Maryland Terrapins tonight. He scored nineteen points and had nine rebounds.

This is a game where Coach K and the team will look back on at the end of the season and wish Ryan Kelly had not been injured.

FINAL SCORE: Maryland 83 – Duke 81 | Player of the Game: Seth Curry