Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 03/15/2013
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Maryland 83, Duke 74
• Duke lost in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals for the first time since 1997. It was the Blue Devils’ first loss in their first game of the tournament since the 2007 team lost in the first round. Duke fell to 38-18 all-time in the ACC quarterfinals.
• Duke fell to 91-41 all-time in the ACC Tournament. Duke leads the ACC in ACC Tournament wins and winning percentage.
• Duke lost an ACC Tournament game in Greensboro, N.C., for the first time 2004, snapping a streak of nine straight wins. Duke’s last ACC Tournament loss in Greensboro came at the hands of Maryland, 95-87, on March 14, 2004 in the championship game.
• Duke fell to 27-11 as the No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament.
• Duke played its 208th straight game as a top-10 team. Duke is 173-35 in that span.
• Duke shot just 4-of-25 (.160) from three-point range, the team’s second-lowest three-point shooting percentage of the season. Duke has shot under .300 from three-point range just five times all season.
• With Dez Wells’ 30 points, Duke allowed a 30-point scorer for only the second time this season. The only other player to score at least 30 points against Duke was Virginia’s Joe Harris on Feb. 28.
• The loss was Duke’s first on a neutral court this season. Duke is 6-1 on neutral courts in 2012-13.
• Duke’s 25 three-point attempts tied for the team’s second-most in a game this season.
• Duke hit just 1-of-10 (.100) three-pointers in the first half. In the last meeting with Maryland, Duke hit just one three-pointer in the first half, shooting 1-of-6. Duke shot 3-of-15 (.200) from three-point range in the second half tonight.
• Maryland shot 26-of-51 (.510) from the floor, marking only the fifth time all season Duke has allowed an opponent to shoot over 50.0 percent. Duke is 1-4 in those games.
• Maryland shot 8-of-20 (.400) from three-point range, only the sixth time all season Duke has allowed an opponent to shoot .400 or better from three-point range. Duke is 3-3 in those games.
• Maryland hit 10-of-12 field goals during a 22-13 run over a span of 8:41 in the first half. Maryland turned a two-point lead (41-39) into an 11-point lead (63-52) during that span.
• Shot 1-of-5 and scored two points in the first half, but shot 3-of-5 for seven points in the second half. Cook hit his last three field goals, all coming in the final 5:05 of the game.
• Hit a three-pointer in his eighth straight game.
• Scored all 15 of his points in the second half. Curry did not score his first points until the 17:50 mark in the second half.
• Scored six of Duke’s nine points during a 9-2 run early in the second half that cut Maryland’s lead to 41-37.
• Converted his team-leading third four-point play of the season.
• Scored in double figures for the 25th time this season and 13th time in the last 14 games. Curry has scored in double figures in 16 of Duke’s 19 games against ACC opponents.
• Extended a streak of 14 consecutive games with a three-pointer.
• Duke suffered a loss with Kelly in the lineup for the first time season. Duke is 18-1 with Kelly in the lineup in 2012-13 and 108-14 (.885) all-time. Kelly ranks tied for fourth on Duke’s all-time winning percentage list alongside Mike Dunleavy.
• Converted two three-point plays.
• Missed all six three-point attempts, marking the first time all season that Kelly has not hit a three-pointer in a game in which he has attempted at least one. Kelly has thrice finished without a three-pointer this season, but did not attempt a three in any of those games.
• Hit both free throws to extend his made free throw streak to 11.
• Scored 19 points, including 13 in the second half. Plumlee shot 3-of-6 in the first half and 5-of-6 in the second.
• Hit 8-of-12 (.667) field goals, improving his season field goal percentage to .592.
• Moved into 37th place on Duke’s all-time scoring list. Plumlee passed Tate Armstrong (1974-77), who scored 1,304 points as a Blue Devil.
• Scored in double figures for the 29th time this season.
• Scored 16 points, his highest scoring output since Feb. 24 against Boston College. Sulaimon had gone four consecutive games without scoring in double figures.
• Scored in double figures for the 20th time this season, tied for the 11th-most by a Duke freshman.
• Scored 12 of Duke’s 26 points in the first half, hitting 4-of-8 shots from the field and all four from the free throw line.
• Grabbed six rebounds, his most in a game since grabbing seven on Jan. 8 against Clemson.