No. 21 Duke 67, Maryland 63
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Alison Day had 20 points and Kira Orr hit three free throws in the final 10 seconds as No. 21 Duke beat Maryland 67-63 Tuesday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Day added 10 rebounds and forced a jump ball with two seconds left to stop Maryland’s last chance for an upset over the 21st-ranked Blue Devils.
Duke (17-4, 8-3 ACC) led by as many as 16 points early, but Maryland went ahead 63-62 on Karon Ferguson’s short jumper with 56 seconds remaining. Tyish Hall’s jumper 11 seconds later put Duke back up for good.
Lillian Purvis missed Maryland’s final shot and Hall was 3-of-4 from the line in the closing seconds to ice the game.
The Blue Devils have won their last 14 at home heading into Sunday’s game against league-leading Virginia.
Jennifer Scanlon scored 15 points for Duke, while Carey Kauffman added 11 points.
Kesha Camper had 18 points and three steals for Maryland (10-12, 2-8), while Purvis added 14 points and Sonia Chase 10.
Maryland trailed 38-28 at halftime, but took advantage of Duke mistakes to pull within 42-40 on a jumper by Camper with 15:26 to play.
Duke made only one basket in a 5 1/2-minute stretch late in the game, allowing the Terrapins to rally.