COLLEGE PARK, Md. – As the final horn sounded and Maryland fans rushed the court to celebrate a rare victory over its bitter rival, weary Duke had just enough energy left to escape the mayhem for the safety of its locker room.
Seth Allen broke a tie by making two free throws with 2.8 seconds left, and the Terrapins stunned the second-ranked Blue Devils 83-81 Saturday night to end a six-game skid in the series.
Coming off a five-day break, Maryland notched its most significant win of the season at the expense of a tired Duke team playing its fourth game in 10 days.
The Blue Devils were worn out, and it showed.
Duke was outrebounded 40-20, never led in the second half and got only four points and three rebounds from 6-foot-10 senior center Mason Plumlee.
This has been an exhausting schedule for our team, coach Mike Krzyzewski said. Were playing on fumes and I think you could tell that with Mason. I thought he looked exhausted the whole game. Hes been great. Obviously not good tonight.
The Terrapins (18-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) did not trail after halftime but never could pull away.
Duke (22-3, 9-3) was down 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, Cooks desperation 30-footer bounced off the back rim. Chaos ensued as the fans immediately rushed the court.
No. 5 GONZAGA 71, SAN FRANCISCO 61: In San Francisco, Kelly Olynyk had 26 points and nine rebounds and Elias Harris added 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Bulldogs (25-2, 12-0 West Coast Conference) snapped a three-year losing streak at the Dons War Memorial Gymnasium.
No. 6 SYRACUSE 76, SETON HALL 65: In Newark, N.J., Brandon Triche scored a career-high 29 points to go with six rebounds and five assists as the Orange (21-4, 9-3) remained tied with Marquette and Georgetown for first place in the Big East Conference.
No. 7 FLORIDA 83, AUBURN 52: In Auburn, Ala., Mike Rosario scored 22 points, and Kenny Boynton had 16 to lead the Gators (21-3, 11-1 Southeastern Conference), who hit 15 of 30 three-point attempts.
No. 10 KANSAS STATE 81, BAYLOR 61: In Manhattan, Kan., Angel Rodriguez scored 22 points and Shane Southwell added 18 on six three-pointers to lead the Wildcats (20-5, 9-3 Big 12).
No. 17 OKLAHOMA STATE 84, OKLAHOMA 79, OT: In Stillwater, Okla., Marcus Smart scored 28 points, and LeBryan Nash added a season-high 26 to lift the Cowboys (19-5, 9-3 Big 12).
No. 18 MARQUETTE 79, No. 16 PITTSBURGH 69: In Milwaukee, Vander Blue scored 19 points to lead the Golden Eagles (18-6, 9-3), who moved into a first-place tie with Georgetown and Syracuse in the Big East with their 23rd straight home victory.
No. 22 MEMPHIS 71, MARSHALL 59: In Huntington, W.Va., Adonis Thomas scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Tigers (22-3, 11-0 Conference USA) to their 16th straight win.
No. 23 OREGON 79, WASHINGTON STATE 77, OT: In Pullman, Wash., E.J. Singler made two free throws with 3.8 seconds left as the Ducks (21-5, 10-3) won their third in a row to hold on to first place in the Pac-12 Conference.
No. 24 COLORADO STATE 89, AIR FORCE 86: In Air Force Academy, Colo., Dorian Green scored 22 points as the Rams (21-4, 8-2 Mountain West) won their sixth in a row.
TENNESSEE 88, No. 25 KENTUCKY 58: In Knoxville, Tenn., Trae Golden had 24 points and eight assists as the Volunteers (14-10, 6-6) got their most lopsided win in the 216-game series.
Kentucky (17-8, 8-4 SEC) was playing its first game without star center Nerlens Noel, who tore the ACL in his left knee Tuesday.