7:00 PM ET, March 15, 2013
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Dez Wells gave the floor a hard slap, and No. 2 Duke certainly felt it.It knocked the Blue Devils out of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament early -- and maybe off the No. 1-seed line for the NCAA tournament, too.Wells scored a career-high 30 points and Maryland upset Duke 83-74 on Friday night in the ACC tournament quarterfinals.
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Player of the game: Maryland's Dez Wells scored 16 of his career-high 30 points in the first half, pushing the Terps to as much as a dozen-point cushion early -- and setting an aggressive tone.
X factor: Second seed and second-ranked Duke, which entered the game making 41.6 percent of its 3-point shots for the season, finished 4-for-25 from beyond the arc..
This was about streaks: It marked the second time in a month that Maryland has beaten Duke; the Terps also prevailed 83-81 at home on Feb. 16. It also marked the Blue Devils' first loss of the season with senior forward Ryan Kelly in the lineup. And it's the first time Duke has lost in the ACC quarterfinals since 1997.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-51 (.510)||27-65 (.415)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-20 (.400)||4-25 (.160)|
|FT Made-Attempted||23-25 (.920)||16-18 (.889)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|