Maryland finally gets past Duke with upset
BY Associated Press
Sunday, February 17, 2013
2/17/13 at 7:16 AM
Seth Allen broke a tie by making two free throws with 2.8 seconds left, and Maryland stunned No. 2 Duke 83-81 Saturday night in College Park, Md. to end a six-game skid against its bitter rival.
As the final horn sounded, thousands of fans from the sellout crowd charged onto the court to celebrate the Terrapins' most significant victory of the season. Maryland had lost 12 of 13 against Duke, including a 20-point embarrassment last month.
The Terrapins (18-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) did not trail after halftime but never could pull away from the weary Blue Devils, who were playing their third game in a seven-day span.
Duke (22-3, 9-3) trailed by 10 with 3:39 left but pulled even when Rasheed Sulaimon made three foul shots with 16.7 seconds to go. Quinn Cook then fouled Allen as the freshman guard drove through the lane, and Allen made both shots.
After a Duke timeout, Cook's desperation 30-footer bounced off the back rim. Chaos ensued as the fans immediately rushed the court.
Alex Len had 19 points and nine rebounds for Maryland, and Allen scored 16.
No. 14 Kansas 73, Texas 47: In Lawrence, Kan., Jeff Withey had 15 points and 11 rebounds while becoming the Big 12's career blocked shots leader, Elijah Johnson emerged from a season-long slump and No. 14 Kansas walloped Texas 73-47 on a festive Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Johnson finished with 12 points for the Jayhawks (21-4, 9-3 Big 12). Travis Releford added 15 and Ben McLemore had 13, including a 360 jam in the closing minutes that capped off quite a show against the Longhorns (11-14, 3-9) for more than a dozen former players in attendance.
Myck Kabongo, in his second game back from a 23-game suspension, was held to 13 points by the nation's top field-goal percentage defense.
No. 10 Kansas St. 81, Baylor 61: A pair of double-doubles and four players scoring in double digits made for a good night at Kansas State.
Angel Rodriguez had 22 points and 10 assists and Shane Southwell added 18 points on six 3-pointers to lead the No. 10 Wildcats to an 81-61 win over Baylor on Saturday night.
Jordan Henriquez added 10 points and 10 rebounds and Rodney McGruder also scored 10 for Kansas State. Southwell finished 6-of-9 from beyond the arc.
Maryland guards Nick Faust (5), Seth Allen (4) and Logan Aronhalt (2) celebrate after beating No. 2 Duke 83-81 Saturday in College Park, Md. PATRICK SEMANSKY / Associated Press