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Maryland handed No. 1 Duke its last loss over 10 months ago, a 79-72 victory at the Comcast Center on March 3.
Unfortunately, the Terps (10-4, 0-1 ACC) no longer have the talents of Greivis Vasquez leading them into the always-imposing Cameron Indoor Stadium as Maryland tries to grab its first signature win of the season Sunday night. The Blue Devils (14-0, 1-0 ACC) haven’t fallen since that electric night in College Park, winning the ACC tournament and national championship last season and picking up exactly where they left off behind seniors Nolan Smith (19.6 points per game) and Kyle Singler (17.4 points per contest) this season.
Maryland continues to look for its first signature win of the season, suffering narrow losses to Pitt, Illinois, Temple, and Boston College by a total of 20 points. Sophomore Jordan Williams will look for his ninth straight double-double as he averages 17.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game to lead the Terps.
Winning at Cameron will be a daunting task for a Maryland team that hasn’t done it since Vasquez was a freshman in 2007. Sunday’s meeting will be the final chance for seniors Adrian Bowie, Dino Gregory, and Cliff Tucker but the first opportunity for freshman Terrell Stoglin, who figures to get the bulk of the minutes at point guard after making his first career start against Colgate Tuesday night.
“It’s going to be a war,” said Bowie, following the 95-40 win over Colgate. “Cameron Indoor Stadium is not for the weak. It’s going to be a war, and everybody needs to be ready to play.”
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