Final OT

(7) Duke 92

(18-3, 8-3 ACC)

Maryland 99

(15-7, 6-5 ACC)

9:00 PM ET, February 12, 2005

XFINITY Center, College Park, Maryland

1 2 OT T
#7DUKE 43 45 492
MD 48 40 1199

Sweep of Duke the first by Terps since 1995

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- For 40 minutes, Duke withstood a spirited effort by Maryland in front of a fervent, hostile crowd.

In overtime, however, the Blue Devils were worn out -- and nearly out of players.

Travis Garrison had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the Terrapins pulled away for a 99-92 victory Saturday night. Including their win in the finals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last March, the Terps have won three straight against Duke (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today; No. 7 AP) for the first time since 1982.

"I think it's great. You realize the games were close, so you don't gloat," Maryland coach Gary Williams said. "You just feel good because you beat a great program and a great coach."

John Gilchrist scored 19 points, Chris McCray had 17 and reserve guard Mike Jones added 15 for Maryland (15-7, 6-5 ACC), which completed its first regular-season sweep of the Blue Devils since 1995.

"Good teams play well against each other," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "That's why we play well against them. They're a very good basketball team; they played with high energy and a sense of purpose."

The Blue Devils (18-3, 8-3) staggered to the finish without five players, all of whom fouled out late in regulation or in overtime. Shelden Williams had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Daniel Ewing also scored 23. But both were gone long before the finish, as were Shavlik Randolph, Sean Dockery and Lee Melchionni.

"It was frustrating. We were definitely at a disadvantage missing five of our main players," Duke guard J.J. Redick said. "They just had more overall athleticism than we did in overtime because they still had their main guys."

Duke went 0-for-9 from the field in overtime, scoring all four of its points at the line.

With Maryland up 91-90 in the extra session, Garrison scored on a follow and McCray made two foul shots for a five-point cushion. The Blue Devils simply didn't have enough firepower to mount a comeback.

At the final buzzer, the crowd poured onto the court to celebrate another Maryland victory in one of college basketball's fiercest rivalries.

"It was 12 rounds," Maryland forward Nik Caner-Medley said. "From the break it was up and down and back and forth."

Redick scored 21 for Duke, which fell a game behind first-place Wake Forest in the ACC.

Duke led 86-82 with 1:34 left in regulation, but three-point plays by Gilchrist and Ekene Ibekwe put the Terrapins ahead 88-86 with 39 seconds left. Williams fouled out on the latter play, leaving the Blue Devils lacking in the middle.

DeMarcus Nelson scored on a drive to tie it with 34 seconds left, and Gilchrist and Caner-Medley misfired before the final buzzer.

Held to eight points before halftime, Redick sank his first 3-pointer with 10 seconds elapsed in the second half. He then put the Blue Devils in front 52-50 with another shot from beyond the arc with 18:08 left -- Duke's first lead since 27-26.

Minutes later, Williams scored on a tip and followed a Maryland turnover with a three-point play to make it 59-55. Another 3-pointer by Redick put Duke up by five, and after Maryland pulled even, Williams made a layup and Melchionni hit a 3-pointer to spark an 11-2 run.

Jones then scored the game's next eight points to make it 73-73 with 8:26 left.

Maryland committed only one turnover in the first half, outrebounded Duke 24-18 and got 16 points from Gilchrist in taking a 48-43 halftime lead.

The sellout crowd of 17,950 arrived hours before tipoff, and the atmosphere in the arena at tipoff was electrifying. Those in attendance included former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach, Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick and former Orioles infielder Cal Ripken.

The noise level jumped another notch when Caner-Medley scored off the opening tip and Gilchrist hit a short jumper. After Duke closed to 11-9, Gilchrist made a layup and 3-pointer to up the margin to seven.

Redick didn't get his first basket until nearly eight minutes were elapsed. Ewing kept the Blue Devils close by scoring 11 of their first 16 points, and he gave Duke its first lead with a 3-pointer that made it 24-22.

But Maryland used a 9-0 spurt to go ahead 33-27, and the Terrapins stayed in front until Redick and Williams got going early in the second half.

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