Top-ranked Duke dominates Maryland
=== Top-ranked Duke dominates Maryland ===
Durham, NC (Sports Network) – Shelden Williams recorded a triple-double with
19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, as top-ranked Duke used a
dominating first half on the way to a 76-52 rout of No. 23 Maryland at Cameron
J.J. Redick scored 27 points for the Blue Devils (15-0, 3-0 ACC), who remained
one of three unbeaten teams left in Division I. Florida and Pittsburgh are
also without a loss.
Greg Paulus and Sean Dockery each added 10 points for Duke. However, the news
wasn’t all positive though for the Blue Devils, as guard DeMarcus Nelson re-
injured his right ankle and was wearing a walking boot in the second half.
Nelson underwent surgery on the ankle at the end of November and played in
just his sixth game this season.
Chris McCray scored 12 points to lead Maryland (11-4, 1-2), which has dropped
two in a row. The Terrapins, who shot 30.2 percent from the field, lost 84-70
at Miami on Saturday.
Paulus had the first five points of the game, and Williams’ layup gave Duke a
7-0 lead. Another seven-point run moved the Blue Devils to a 26-11 cushion,
following a layup by Paulus with 10:10 left in the half.
The Blue Devils used a 12-2 run to close the half for a 45-22 advantage.
Maryland shot 8-of-28 in the first half and had 18 turnovers, leading to 22
The Terrapins closed within 59-43 with 7:31 remaining following a layup by
Parrish Brown, but Duke made it a rout by responding with an 11-1 run. Redick
started the burst with a three-pointer and dunked for the first time in his
collegiate career later. A three-pointer by Dockery and a free throw by Paulus
made it 70-44.
The Blue Devils are 100-58 all-time against Maryland and snapped a three-game
skid versus the Terps…Nelson was first hurt in the opening half of Duke’s
win over Drexel on November 23…Nik Caner-Medley had eight points and nine
boards for Maryland.