Alexis Jones had 22 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and No. 7 Duke beat No. 8 Maryland 84-63 on Monday night.
Miami couldn’t overcome Maryland’s size advantage and dropped further in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.
About 1,100 students are making their debut as freshmen at the University of Maryland in the new spring term under an unusual arrangement that delayed their admission until space opened up at College Park.
Dez Wells hadn’t missed a shot all night, and with the game tied and the clock winding down, Maryland’s leading scorer had no intention of finally clanging one off the rim.
It’s rare that the No. 8 team in the nation finds solace in defeat, let alone the second in a row following a 14-game winning streak.
North Carolina State proved it can win without star scorer T.J. Warren in a 65-56 win over Maryland.
Maryland had just endured a dismal first half, missing 23 of 34 shots and getting no points from its leading scorer, Dez Wells.
Two months ago, Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon thought he had a team capable of reaching the NCAA tournament.
The telling numbers, located in the bottom right hand corner of the score sheet, did not go unnoticed by Maryland coach Brenda Frese.
Lamar Patterson scored 19 points, Durand Johnson added a career-high 17 and Pittsburgh raced past Maryland 79-59 on Monday night.
The Maryland Terrapins’ final season in the Atlantic Coast Conference promises to be a difficult one. Before they move to the Big Ten next year, Maryland must play at longtime rivals North Carolina and Duke without a return visit.
Alyssa Thomas scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed her 1,000th rebound as No. 8 Maryland routed the College of Charleston 103-51 on Sunday in the Terrapin Classic championship game.