Seth Allen made two free-throws with 2.8 seconds left to break a tie and give the University of Maryland an 83-81 home victory over second-ranked Duke University in men’s college basketball.
With 17 seconds remaining in the game, Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon tied the score at 81-81 after hitting three free throws at Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland. Quinn Cook then fouled Allen who made both shots from the stripe for the win. A 30-footer from Cook bounced off the back rim at the buzzer, ending a six-game winning streak for the Blue Devils.
“I told our players before the game, there’s a lot of pride in Maryland basketball,” coach Mark Turgeon told reporters. “There’s also a lot of passion about Maryland basketball. We talked about playing with those two things for us and for our fans. Our fans were just tremendous.”
The Terrapins improved to 18-7 overall and 6-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Duke fell to 22-3 and 9-3 in the conference.
Alex Len had 19 points and nine rebounds for Maryland, and Allen scored 16. Seth Curry scored 25 points, Cook added 18 and Sulaimon contributed 16 for the Blue Devils.
In other games involving top-five teams last night, No. 1 Indiana beat Purdue 83-55 and No. 5 Gonzaga took San Francisco 71-61.
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