In a game that predictably down to the wire, No. 22 Maryland finally got over the hump and defeated No. 4 Duke 79-72 on Senior Night in College Park.
When the game started, there was the feeling that Greivis Vasquez wouldn’t let the Terrapins lose on the last home game of his college career. Not only was it Vasquez’s last game, but also fellow guard Eric Hayes and forward Landon Milbourne’s home finale. Vasquez and the Maryland offense got off to a fast start and built up a 14 point lead.
As always, though, the Blue Devils closed the lead to two before the half and then took the lead. Maryland never backed down from Duke and pulled out the 79-72 victory.
Aside from Vasquez, who had 20 points, Adrian Bowie, Sean Mosley and Jordan Williams were clutch down the stretch. Bowie didn’t miss a shot in his playing time. Mosley hit free throws to ice the game for the second game in a row. Williams played one of his best games of the year.
Maryland is now 22-7, 21-7 in Division I games, and 12-3 in the ACC. They’ll take their six game winning streak in to Virginia for the season finale. Virginia has been rough for Maryland in recent seasons, but Maryland is playing for a shot to be the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament.