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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Devils cry foul

Maryland 99 Duke 92

N&R's Rob Daniels:

"When Duke finishes a game with three non-scholarship guys on the court, the Blue Devils are generally up by 40, they're generally at home and the contest is generally inconsequential."

While there's no doubt the big play of the game was Ekene Ibekwe's three-point play that put Shelden Williams on the bench, more crucial was Daniel Ewing's technical foul, after he hits a shot, mind you. The tech set up an eight-point Maryland run that pulled the Terps within 73-72.

As impressive as Maryland's sweep of Duke is, they still need to close the deal.

The Washington Times Rick Snider:

"Maryland might need only one or two more wins to seal a postseason bid after knocking Duke off for the second time in 17 days to complete its first regular-season sweep of the Blue Devils in 10 years."

In spite of the emotional nature of the victory, Nik Caner-Medley knows there's still work to be done:

"This wasn't the national championship. If it was, we could celebrate and we could have a good time, but now is not the time to celebrate. You've got to build off this."