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Notes: Maryland 83, Duke 81
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/16/2013
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Maryland 83, Duke 81

Team Notes:

•    The loss ended Duke’s winning streak at six games. Duke also snapped a three-game road win streak.
•    The loss ended Duke’s 19-game winning streak over unranked opponents. Duke had not lost to an unranked team this season and last lost to an unranked opponent in the 2011-12 season finale against Lehigh (75-70) in the NCAA Tournament.
•    Duke played its 201st straight game as a top-10 team (168-33, .836). Duke fell to 114-17 (.870) when ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll. It was Duke’s first loss as the nation’s No. 2 team since falling 86-73 to Wake Forest on Feb. 17, 2008. Duke’s next most recent loss as the nation’s No. 2 team came on Jan. 26, 2005, against Maryland (75-66).
•    Duke outscored Maryland 18-12 over the final five minutes of the game, but came up short when Maryland freshman Seth Allen sank two free throws with less than three seconds remaining in the game. Allen’s two free throws broke an 81-81 tie.
•    Duke freshman Rasheed Sulaimon tied the game with 16 seconds remaining by hitting all three free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt.
•    Quinn Cook scored six points in the final five minutes of the game to help Duke overcome a 71-63 deficit.
•    Duke suffered its first loss of the season in games that come within one possession inside the final three minutes. Duke was 5-0 in those games entering Saturday night with wins over No. 3 Kentucky (75-68), No. 2 Louisville (76-71), No. 4 Ohio State (73-68), Wake Forest (75-70) and Boston College (62-61).
•    Trailing 43-53 in the second half, Duke scored seven points in less than one minute to cut the deficit to 53-50.
•    Maryland outrebounded Duke 40-20, the highest rebounding margin by a Duke opponent this season.
•    Duke forced 26 Maryland turnovers, tying a season high by a Duke opponent. Duke scored 27 points off of those turnovers.
•    Duke’s starting five combined for 63 of Duke’s 81 points. Duke’s starters average an NCAA-leading 67.6 points per game, or 86.2 percent of the team total.

Player Notes:

Quinn Cook
•    Earned his 23rd straight start and scored in double figures for the 15th time this season, contributing 18 points for the second straight game.
•    Carded four steals for the second straight game, falling one shy of his career high. Cook has three or more steals in a game seven times this season and leads the team with 44.
•    Dished out six assists for his 16th game this season with at least five assists. Cook is averaging 5.8 assists per game.

Seth Curry
•    Strung together his seventh straight double-digit scoring game with 25 points. It was Curry’s 12th 20-point game of the season, which ranks second in the ACC. Curry has scored 20 or more points in four of his last six games.
•    Scored in double figures for the 19th time this season and the 57th time in his Duke career. Duke is 17-2 this season and 50-7 all-time when Curry scores in double figures. Curry has scored in double figures in nine of the last 11 games.
•    Moved into 45th on Duke’s all-time scoring list with 1,187 career points, passing Tommy Amaker (1,168).

Josh Hairston
•    Scored a season-high 11 points for his third career double-figure scoring game. Hairston hit 4-of-5 shots from the floor and went 3-of-3 from the free throw line.
•    Played a team-high 24 minutes off the bench.
•    Was the first Duke player off the bench for the team-leading 13th time this season.

Mason Plumlee
•    Held to less than 10 points for only the third time all season. The four points were a season low.
•    Increased his career rebound total to 987. Plumlee needs just 13 more rebounds to become the ninth player in school history with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds and the third with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 150 blocks.
•    With four fouls, took a charge with 38.7 seconds left in the game to create a Maryland turnover. Duke trailed 80-78 at that point in the game.

Rasheed Sulaimon
•    Drew his 10th charge of the season, the second-most on the team.
•    Scored in double figures for the 17th time this season, pouring in 16 points.
•    Hit all seven free throws, including three in a row that tied

Tyler Thornton
•    Carded a season-high four steals, three of which came in the final 10 minutes of the second half.
•    Played 19 minutes off the bench, hitting his only field goal of the game along with two rebounds, two assists and four steals.